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:
- Monitor the Embassy’s website for the most up-to-date information.
- Enroll in STEP at STEP.state.gov to receive the latest updates from the Embassy.
- Follow the advice of the CDC and local health authorities found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
- Check with your airlines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Monitor the Department of State’s COVID-19 website at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-information.html.
· 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: email@example.com
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)
· Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts.