Message for U.S. Citizens:  De-escalation of Conflict in Libya and COVID-19 Travel Update

Fighting in Tripoli and around Mitiga International Airport (MIA) has significantly diminished.  While specific concerns with respect to commercial air travel to and from MIA are lower, the overall security environment in Libya remains fluid, and violence across the country can occur with little warning.

U.S. citizens are reminded to review the U.S. Department of State’s latest travel advisory for Libya, which urges no travel to Libya due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and armed conflict.  The travel advisory can be found at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/libya-travel-advisory.html.

Tunisia’s air, land, and maritime borders reopened on June 27, but the Libya-Tunisia border remains closed. U.S. citizens should continue to monitor the local news and contact airlines with specific travel questions.  The Government of Tunisia provides updated border and quarantine restrictions through the Ministry of Health’s Observatoire National des Maladies Nouvelles et Emergentes (ONMNE) site  https://www.facebook.com/ONMNE/.  Please note that countries not specifically designated “green” or “orange” are considered “red”. U.S. citizens traveling from Libya to Tunisia should review the regulations prior to travel to Tunisia. 

U.S. citizens in Libya should:

Assistance:

·         U.S. Embassy Tunis, Tunisia

Address  Berges du Lac, 1053 Tunis

Phone number:  +216 71 107 000, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; the after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +216 71 107 000

Email address:  libyaacs@state.gov

Embassy website:  https://ly.usembassy.gov/

·         State Department – Consular Affairs
Phone number:  888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays)

·         Libya Travel Advisory

·         Libya Country Information

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