Libya Travel Vaccines and Advice

Make sure you know about Libya’s medical care and safety and security tips.
While traveling to Libya, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
Make sure you know about Libya’s medical care and safety and security tips.
Libya’s archaeological sites By Giovanni Boccardi – This place is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, listed asArchaeological Site of Sabratha., CC BY-SA 3.0-igo, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=58154809

 

 

A combination of prehistoric, geological and archaeological sites has made Libya a favourite holiday destination of the Maghreb. The Sahara desert reveals many landscapes, from its vast dunes to rocky plateaus. Explore these sights with a desert safari tour. Follow in the footsteps of nomadic tribes, take a camel ride in the desert of visit the mountainous region of Fezzan. The salt lakes of Erg Oubari will welcome you with a wonderful landscape of palm trees and high dunes. For art and culture enthusiasts, seek out the rock paintings of the Akakus massif and the ancient sites of Sabratha. Finally, stop at Tripoli – a lively old town where tradition meets modernity.

Recommended travel vaccinations for Libya

Vaccine Disease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrhea Contaminated water/food
Cholera
Typhoid
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B Contaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
Rabies Infected Animals
Yellow Fever Mosquito bites
Influenza Airborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Libya

Medication Additional Information
Azithromycin or Suprax Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea

 

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Current Weather in Libya

TRIPOLI WEATHER

Medical Care in Libya

Public hospitals in Libya offer an unsatisfactory quality of care. In order to experience much higher standards, it is advised to use private hospitals such as St-James Clinic, Oil Clinic or The Libyan British Medical Center. Contact the embassy at +216 70 010 200 for a full list of all operational doctors in the country. This number can also be used to call for emergency service.

Although two-thirds of drugs available in France are available in Libya, shortage of drugs is common. Precautions must be taken before visiting the country, such as taking necessary medication and subscribing to repatriation assistance insurance.

There are no centralized emergency numbers, but you may try to dial 191 for a public ambulance. St James Hospital offers ambulance services for minor to mild injuries from 8 am to 8 pm. The hospital can be reached at +218 21 220 3771. You may also try to call the embassy number above.


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Is Libya Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime High risk
Terrorism High risk for foreigners
Civil unrest and violent conflict High risk
Road safety Click the link below for precautions
Public transportation Caution required
Kidnapping High risk for foreigners
 Landmines High risk in fighting areas
Borders with Niger/ Chad/ Sudan/ Tunisia/ Algeria High risk
Risk level AVOID ALL TRAVEL

Please click here for more information.

Do I Need a Visa to Visit Libya?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Both, a visa and a passport are required to enter Libya. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure.

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Embassy of Canada to Libya information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Embassy to Tunisia (TUNIS)
Street Address:
Lot 24, rue de la Feuille d’Érable,
Cité des Pins, Tunis, Tunisia

Tel.: +216 70 010 200
Fax: +216 70 010 393

Email: Tunis.consular@international.gc.ca

Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in Tunisia. There is no Canadian government office in Libya.

Click here to access the embassy’s website