Egyptian Workers Denied Re-Entry to Libya

Libyan authorities have reportedly barred thousands of Egyptian workers from returning from vacation.

Two thousand Egyptian expats, mostly from Upper Egypt, were not permitted to re-enter Libya at the border crossing with Egypt at Sallum due to "lack of official residency permits", according to Al-Ahram Arabic news website.

Egyptian authorities, meanwhile, pledged to take the necessary measures to "legalise their status."

Officials estimate that 1.6 million Egyptians work in Libya, which has a population of 6.5 million.

(Source: Ahram Online)

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