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The following nationals DO NOT require a visa:
Libya, Jordan & Tunisia

Visitors must hold sufficient funds for maintenance during their stay

  LIBYA visa service & travel information

General Information

LIBYA visas take 3-10 working days to issue in the embassy & is valid for 3 months from the date of issue.

Visa requirements

To see what visa application requirements are needed when applying for a visa, please download the correct visa application form (on the left) which applies to the type of journey you will be undertaking.

Application Fees

Visa type

Visa fee

Service charge

Total to pay

Single entry tourist Libya visa




Single entry Libya business visa




Multiple entry Libya business visa





The following nationals DO NOT require a visa:
Libya, Jordan & Tunisia

Visitors must hold sufficient funds for maintenance during their stay


Required by all except those as noted above and those continuing their journey to a third country within 24 hours without leaving the airport, provided holding confirmed tickets & documentation


Compulsory vaccinations: Yellow fever certificate if arriving from infected areas.

Recommended immunisations: Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Polio, TB, Tetanus & Typhoid.

Risks: Malaria exists from Feb to Aug in the south west of the country. Rabies.


Apart from along the Mediterranean coast Libya's climate is almost entirely desert. The winter period (Nov-Mar) on the Mediterranean coast is usually warm and sunny. Summers are hot but temperatures are tempered by strong sea breezes. In the south summer temperatures can be intense


Location of Libya: North Africa
Local Time in Libya: GMT+2
Capital City of Libya: Tripoli
Population of Libya: 5.9 million
Language(s) spoken in Libya: Arabic, some English & Italian (all correspondence with Government Departments must be in Arabic)
Dialling Code for Libya: 218
Emergency numbers in Libya: Police, Fire & Ambulance: 192
Driving in Libya: Driving is on the right. National licences are valid for 90 days, thereafter a Libyan licence must be obtained
Electricity in Libya: 150/220V AC 50Hz
Currency of Libya: Libyan Dinar (LYD 1 = 1,000 Dirhams)
Notes: LYD: 1, 5, 10. Dirhams: 250, 500
Coins: Dirhams: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100
Credit Cards/Travellers Cheques: Limited acceptance of Diners Club & Visa credit cards. Travellers cheques are generally not accepted. All foreigners except alien residents of Libya must exchange on arrival a min of USD 1000 or equivalent in freely convertible currency. It is advisable to have the amount registered in the passport on arrival. Exchange back to foreign currency is dependent on having spent at least USD 50 per day
Opening Hours in Libya:
Bank: 0800-1200 Sat-Wed (winter), 0800-1200 Sat-Thur, 1600-1700 Sat & Wed (summer)
Office: 0700-1400
Hints for Libya: English is often understood, although official business is usually conducted in Arabic. It is also government policy for official documents to be in Arabic or translated into Arabic. Islamic conventions apply and in general Arab courtesies and social customs prevail and should be respected. Women do not generally attend typical Arab gatherings. In religious buildings and small towns women should dress modestly. Smoking is common and codes of practice concerning smoking are the same as Europe. It is unwise to use or carry cameras. Food is generally eaten with the right hand only although knives and forks are generally available. There are no bars
Tipping in Libya: Tips of 10-20% are usually included in hotel & restaurant bills
Import Allowances in Libya:
200 cigarettes or 250gr cigars or 250gr of tobacco
1/4 lit of perfum
Prohibited/Restricted in Libya: All alcohol, obscene literature, pork, pork products and any kind of food (including tinned food). Prohibition of Israeli Mementoes

Airports in Libya:

Tripoli International (TIP)

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