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Libya travel restrictions

Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: - Quarantine: no
Airlines Updates

Published on 27.10.2020
Afriqiyah Airlines will resume flights to Egypt, Sudan in November

Published on 27.07.2020
Libya resumes flight service starting with Turkey

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Open for travel from Libya
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Libya.
Flight Restrictions

published 07.07.2020
Flights to Libya are suspended.
– This does not apply to repatriation and medevac flights.

Quarantine

Quarantine at own accommodation or designated centre subject to PCR test.

On arrival, travellers will undergo PCR testing and must quarantine for three days until the result is received. Travellers with a positive result will be transferred to a designated centre for further treatment, and those with a negative result will be subject to home quarantine for ten days.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions.

On arrival, travellers will undergo PCR testing and must quarantine for three days until the result is received. Travellers with a positive result will be transferred to a designated centre for further treatment, and those with a negative result will be subject to home quarantine for ten days.
Anyone arriving in Benghazi as well as other areas in eastern Libya will need to have a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued within the last 48 hours prior to their arrival.

Travellers departing from Libya must have a PCR test carried out within 20 hours before flight.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 1 year
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Other country requirement(s) (2019)
Proof of meningococcal (groups A, C, Y and W-135) meningitis vaccination is required.
Proof of polio vaccination administered between 4 weeks and 12 months prior to entry is required from
travellers arriving from Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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Full Restrictions

  • Libya Latest News: Libya, Tunisia: Update: Borders between countries to reopen from 14 November; flights to resume with COVID-19 restrictions in place (North Africa Post, 13.11.2020). Flights to all airports in southern region resume (Xinhua, 09.11.2020). Flights resume between Tripoli’s Mitiga International Airport and Benghazi’s Benina International Airport (Andalou Agency,16.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    Most of the land and sea borders remain closed. All borders of Eastern Libya are currently open. The entry restrictions may vary depending on the epidemiological situation of each country. Emsaed border crossing point is open for entry and exit. Ras Ajdir border crossing will remain closed with exceptions granted for returning Libyans.
    Residents are allowed to enter. Foreign nationals are allowed to enter, though flights to Libya remain limited. Travellers will undergo health checks along with temperature screening. A COVID-19 PCR test will be administered.
    Anyone arriving in Benghazi as well as other areas in eastern Libya will need to have a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued within the last 48 hours prior to their arrival. Travellers departing from Libya must have a PCR test carried out within 20 hours before flight.
    On arrival, travellers will undergo PCR testing and must quarantine for three days until the result is received. Travellers with a positive result will be transferred to a designated centre for further treatment, and those with a negative result will be subject to home quarantine for ten days.

    Arriving passengers may be asked to complete a health declaration form.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Libya has announced a number of measures and restrictions to limit the spread of the virus. Implementation of these measures has been relaxed but they may be tightened again at short notice.

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    13.11.2020
  • Libya Latest News: Authorities in eastern Libya reopen land, sea, and air borders on August 31; confirm travel itineraries (Garda World, 01.09.2020). Presidential Council announces four-day lockdown from August 26 (Garda World, 26.08.2020) Flights resume at Mitiga airport in Tripoli (AA, 09.08.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Libya’s air, land and maritime borders have regularly been closed, without notice.
    The GNA-imposed state of emergency officially expired on 6 April. Civil aviation in all Libyan airports remains suspended. UNHAS flights are suspended.
    Exemptions will be made for individuals who critically need medical attention abroad. Since 5 May, Misrata Airport is open to repatriation flights to and from Istanbul International Airport.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Libya has announced a number of measures and restrictions to limit the spread of the virus. Implementation of these measures has been relaxed but they may be tightened again at short notice.

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    08.10.2020
  • Libya Libya’s internationally recognized government in Tripoli will impose a full lockdown in areas of the country it controls. The lockdown will start on Friday and last for at least five days, forbidding all movement outside except to buy necessities, and replacing a partial 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew. (Reuters, 30.07.2020)
    Misrata airport will reopen only for departing passengers on 26 July (Libya Herald, 20.07.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    Libya has closed its borders.
    The GNA-imposed state of emergency officially expired on 6 April. Civil aviation in all Libyan airports remains suspended. UNHAS flights are suspended.
    Exemptions will be made for individuals who critically need medical attention abroad. Since 5 May, Misrata Airport is open to repatriation flights to and from Istanbul International Airport.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Curfew in GNA controlled areas is extended until at least 17 May from 18.00 to 06.00. The Municipal Council of Misrata reduced its 24-hour lockdown. Daily curfew is in place from 14.00 to 07.00. In eastern Libya, the parallel government led by Khalifa Belasim Haftar reduced its total lockdown to a daily curfew from 18.00 to 6.00. In-city movement is prohibited.

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    30.07.2020
  • Libya Libya has closed its borders.

    International restrictions:

    The GNA-imposed state of emergency officially expired on 6 Aprilt. Civil aviation in all Libyan airports remains suspended. UNHAS flights are suspended.
    Exemptions will be made for individuals who critically need medical attention abroad. Since 5 May, Misrata Airport is open to repatriation flights to and from Istanbul International Airport.

    Internal restrictions:

    Curfew in GNA controlled areas is extended until at least 17 May from 18.00 to 06.00. The Municipal Council of Misrata reduced its 24-hour lockdown. Daily curfew is in place from 14.00 to 07.00. In eastern Libya, the parallel government led by Khalifa Belasim Haftar reduced its total lockdown to a daily curfew from 18.00 to 6.00. In-city movement is prohibited.

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    11.06.2020
  • Libya Libya has closed its borders.

    International restrictions:

    The GNA-imposed state of emergency officially expired on 6 Aprilt. Civil aviation in all Libyan airports remains suspended. UNHAS flights are suspended. Exemptions will be made for individuals who critically need medical attention abroad. Since 5 May, Misrata Airport is open to repatriation flights to and from Istanbul International Airport.

    Internal restrictions:

    Curfew in GNA controlled areas is extended until at least 17 May from 18.00 to 06.00. The Municipal Council of Misrata reduced its 24-hour lockdown. Daily curfew is in place from 14.00 to 07.00. In eastern Libya, the parallel government led by Khalifa Belasim Haftar reduced its total lockdown to a daily curfew from 18.00 to 6.00. In-city movement is prohibited.

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    27.05.2020
  • Libya

    International restrictions:

    The state of emergency remains in effect. Civil aviation in all Libyan airports remains suspended. Exemptions will be made for individuals who critically need medical attention abroad. Since 5 May, Misrata Airport is open to repatriation flights to and from Istanbul International Airport. The previously announced 24-hour lockdown will be reduced into a 12-hour lockdown, from 18.00 to 06.00, beginning 28 April. It will remain in place for the remainder of Ramadan. The Municipal Council of Misrata reduced its 24-hour lockdown. Daily curfew is in place from 14.00 to 07.00. In eastern Libya, the parallel government led by Khalifa Belqasim Haftar reduced its total lockdown to a daily curfew from 19.00 to 07.00. In-city movement is prohibited. UNHAS flights are suspended.

    Source: UNHAS: sources https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening

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    12.05.2020
  • Libya The state of emergency remains in effect. Civil aviation in all Libyan airports is suspended until at least 9 May. Exemptions will be made for individuals who critically need medical attention abroad. Since 5 May, Misrata Airport is open to repatriation flights to and from Istanbul International Airport.
    The previously announced 24-hour lockdown will be reduced into a 12-hour lockdown, from 18.00 to 06.00, beginning 28 April. It will remain in place for the remainder of Ramadan.
    The Municipal Council of Misrata reduced its 24-hour lockdown. Daily curfew is in place from 14.00 to 07.00.
    In eastern Libya, the parallel government led by Khalifa Belqasim Haftar reduced its total lockdown to a daily curfew from 19.00 to 07.00. In-city movement is prohibited.

    UNHAS flights are suspended.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source UNHAS: sources
    Kayak/
    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    Country Link/
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