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    EXTREME MEDICAL RISK for Libya
    EXTREME TRAVEL RISK for Libya
    HIGH TRAVEL RISK for Tripoli, Misrata city


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Medium -

Inbound travel is possible, but with notable inconvenience; restrictions affect a wide range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a wide range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Medium -

COVID-related impacts posing routine challenges to business operations.

The medical, logistics and security environments are impacted by the pressures of COVID-19. Pre-existing security risks increasingly likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns and associated pressures in the near/medium term. There may be delay in accessing urgent care due to pressures on the medical system. Core protective  elements of BCP likely to be implemented: non-essential staff  working from home, staff tracing in place, reinforced hygiene and segregation practices with robust escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any entry restrictions? No
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements

• Who needs to test + Type of test and timeframe?
- All travellers arriving in Benghazi and other eastern cities must provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken no more than 48 hours prior to travel.
- All travellers to Tripoli and other western cities must present a negative COVID-19 test certificate from a test taken within 72 hours of arrival. Travellers with a negative PCR test do not need to self-isolate.
(until further notice)
Quarantine requirements

According to the US embassy in Libya, travellers may be required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Consult your airline, relevant embassy or local contact regarding quarantine requirements prior to departure.
(until further notice)
OutboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any exit restrictions? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes/No
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticSummary
• Is a state of emergency in place? No
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? Yes
• Can businesses operate? Yes
• Are there other restrictions on internal travel? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? No
(Until further notice)
Curfews and lockdowns
- According to reports, the Supreme Committee for Combating Coronavirus has imposed a curfew in eastern Libya, including Benghazi, covering individuals and commercial activities from 07.00 to 19.00 until further notice. The curfew excludes pharmacies and medical facilities. The curfew was put into effect independently and separately from the new National Unity Government.
- A daily curfew is in place in Sebha from 13.00 to 08.00.
(until further notice)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Libya

COVID-19 information for Libya

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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Libya's travel risk environment is complex and volatile. The polarised political and security environments entail profound instability, as rival power centres vie for control of security, key institutions, political influence and resource revenues. Law and order is absent in much of the country, particularly the interior and border regions. The principal risks foreigners face are violent crime (most saliently carjacking and kidnap), exposure to armed clashes, militancy and high rates of road traffic accidents. The proliferation of arms, including heavy weaponry owned by militias, exacerbates these risks.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment. However, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Libya
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Meningitis - meningococcalVaccination with the quadrivalent vaccine
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PolioTo enter Libya, all travellers from Afghanistan
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for adventurous and long-term
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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