Libya in a brief
State of Libya
To enter Libya you need a visa.
In the centre of Northern Africa, Mediterranean Sea
(North), between Egypt (East), Tunisia & Algeria (West), Niger &
Chad (South) and Sudan (South East).
All Libyans are Muslims. There are also churches and
place of worship for the foreigners who are estimated to be
more than one million living in Libya.
The largest city and capital, Tripoli, is home to 1.7 million of Libya’s 6.4 million people.
Alcohol is not allowed. Advice is to drink bottled water.
Libya is +2 hours GM.
The main International/Domestic airports are in Tripoli, Benghazi, Tobruk, Sebha and Ghadames.
Arabic is the official language. English are widely understood in the major cities.
Sint James hospital, Wesayet El Bderi, Noufleen, Tripoli, Libya t.00218 217113092
Libyan cuisines are a mix of Arabic and Mediterranean, strongly influenced by Italian delicacy. Pasta and macaroni, typical to Italy are very popular in Libyan menus. The national couscous is the most popular
Insurance & Healthcare
Please note that travel insurance is not included in the tour price. It is therefore important that clients arrange for their own travel insurance before visiting Libya. Quality medical assistance and health care are not always available throughout the whole of Libya. Seek medical advice before travelling to Libya and ensure that all appropriate vaccinations are up-to-date. For further information on vaccination requirements, health outbreaks and general disease protection and prevention visit the websites of the NaTHNaC www.nathnac.org/travel/index.htm
In the big cities such as Tripoli and Benghazi major credit cards are widely used and accepted by most shops, restaurants and organizations. It’s advised to bring cash when you travel in to the country.
Season & Climate
Both the Mediterranean Sea and the desert affect Libya’s climate.
In the winter, the weather is cool with some rain on the coast and in the drier the desert temperature can drop to sub-freezing at night. The best time for visiting the Libya is probably from October to April. At this time temperatures in the Libya desert range from 15 to 30°C during the day and from 5 to 20°C at night.