Libya Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

Libya Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Libya, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

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.

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,

Recommended travel vaccinations for Libya

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
Yellow FeverMosquito bites
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Libya

MedicationAdditional Information
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea

Current Weather in Libya


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 ClinicOil 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.

Is Libya Safe for Travel?

Safety and SecurityDescriptive
CrimeHigh risk
TerrorismHigh risk for foreigners
Civil unrest and violent conflictHigh risk
Road safetyClick the link below for precautions
Public transportationCaution required
KidnappingHigh risk for foreigners
 LandminesHigh risk in fighting areas
Borders with Niger/ Chad/ Sudan/ Tunisia/ AlgeriaHigh risk

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.

Please click here for more information.

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: [email protected]

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