Libya Travel Alerts and Warnings

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Several government travel advisories have placed Libya under a "Do Not Travel" warning.

Tripoli old city or Al-Madina Alqadima Photo © Getty Images/Bashar Shglila

Warning: this destination is considered very high risk and many governments advise their citizens not to travel to large parts of the country.

Check your government's advice for travel to Libya. Several foreign governments have clearly advised on their websites do not travel to Libya.

Travel to this destination against government advice has implications for your travel insurance and you should read and understand your policy documents thoroughly if you are considering travel to this destination. If you are a World Nomads policy holder and unsure as to how it will affect you, please contact our 24/7 Worldwide Emergency Assistance. as for some travellers, even the warning of "reconsider your need to travel" is enough for it to impact your travel insurance.

If you go anyway and get into trouble, it may be impossible for your insurer to provide emergency assistance, and consular officials from your own country may be severely limited in the assistance they can give. We care about your personal safety and wellbeing, please heed all government issued travel warnings.

Latest Alerts

  • People smuggling is rife on the border between Libya and Egypt. Many people have died in clashes between illegal immigrants and people smugglers.
  • Since the death of Colonel Gaddafi in 2009, ethnic, terrorist and religious groups have clashed frequently.
  • Daesh has increased its numbers on the ground in Libya as it is slowly being driven out of nearby countries.
  • The terrorist organisation has used Libya as a stronghold base to carry out attacks on foreigners in neighbouring countries. 32 tourists were murdered on a beach in Tunisia by Daesh terrorists in 2015. 
  • There is significant risk of terrorist activities to foreign workers in Libya. The Libyan Government has strategically closed some oil and gas plants to protect the country's interests and workers.

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