Libya travel advice

Due to the ongoing and greater intensity of fighting in Tripoli and wider instability throughout Libya, we advise against all travel to Libya. Foreign nationals in Libya should leave now by commercial means.

Since December 2013, a number of foreign nationals have been shot dead in Libya. Further attacks against foreigners are likely and could be opportunistic.

There is a high threat from terrorism. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by foreigners. There have been a number of attacks and threats against westerners, western interests and symbolic targets throughout Libya. Further attacks are likely and could be opportunistic. These could target diplomatic interests, international hotels, government and other official security institutions.

There were a number of attacks against diplomatic premises during 2012 and 2013, including an attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi in September 2012 which resulted in a number of fatalities including the US Ambassador.