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US Travel Warning

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Libya and recommends that U.S. citizens currently in Libya depart immediately. On July 26, the U.S. Embassy suspended all embassy operations in Libya and relocated staff, due to ongoing violence between Libyan militias in the immediate vicinity of the Embassy. This Travel Warning supersedes […]

Big Increase in Libyan Air Travel

The OAG FACTS (Frequency and Capacity Trend Statistics) report for March shows that one of the strongest performers in air travel in North Africa over the last 12 months has been Libya. The country is expected to see frequencies and capacity rise in March 2013, compared to the same month in 2012. International flight operations […]

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US Travel Warning, 11th March 2013

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling to Libya and strongly advises against all but essential travel to Tripoli and all travel to Benghazi, Bani Walid, and southern Libya, including border areas and the regions of Sabha and Kufra. Because of ongoing instability and violence, the Department’s ability to provide […]

BP Reconsiders Libya Drilling Plans

Oil giant BP has said it is reconsidering plans to drill for oil in Libya, due to security concerns following the attack on a gas plant in Algeria in which a number of BP employees were killed. A BP spokesperson confirmed to Reuters: “We had expected to restart drilling at the end of the second […]

More Countries Advise Against Libyan Travel

Germany, the Netherlands and Italy have joined Britain in urging their citizens to leave Benghazi over an “imminent and specific threat“, according to reports from Financial Times and others. France and Canada have reportedly followed suit, while Australians have been advised against travelling to any part of the country. Air Malta cancelled Thursday’s flights to […]

UK Urges British Nationals to Leave Benghazi

The following travel advice has been isued by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Thursday: Since September 2012, the Foreign Office has clearly advised against all travel to Benghazi and all areas of Libya, with the exception of Tripoli, Zuwara, Az Zawiya, al Khums, Zlitan and Misrata, and the coastal towns from Ras Lanuf […]

US Warns Against Travel to Libya

The US State Department has issued a new travel warning for Libya, advising against all travel to Benghazi: The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling to Libya and strongly advises against all but essential travel to Tripoli and all travel to Benghazi, Bani Walid, and southern Libya, including border areas […]

US State Dept Warns Against Travel to Libya

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all but essential travel to Libya. The incidence of violent crime, especially carjacking and robbery, has become a serious problem. In addition, political violence in the form of assassinations and vehicle bombs has increased in both Benghazi and Tripoli. This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning […]