UK Updates Libya Travel Advice

The UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises against all but essential travel to:

  • The coastal areas from the Tunisian border to Misrata, including Tripoli and the towns of the Jebel Nafusa.
  • The coastal areas from Ras Lanuf to the Egyptian border, with the exception of Benghazi and Derna.

The FCO advise against all travel to all other parts of Libya, including Benghazi and Derna.

On 18 May 2014, violent clashes broke out in several areas of Tripoli. If you become aware of any nearby violence you should leave the area immediately.

Due to clashes which began in Benghazi on 16 May 2014, Benghazi Benina International airport is closed. Contact your airline or travel company for further information.

On 21 March there was an attack on Tripoli International Airport which caused damage to the runway. There were no casualties. The airport was temporarily closed but has now fully reopened . However some airlines have cancelled flights. Contact your airline or travel company for further information.

Since December 2013, a number of foreign nationals have been shot dead in Libya, mostly in Benghazi and Derna. Further attacks against foreigners are likely and could be opportunistic.

There is a high threat from terrorism including kidnapping. Since January 2014, a number of foreign nationals have been kidnapped, including in Tripoli.

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