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Demonstration Alert – October 18 – Demonstrations in Libya
October 18, 2023

Location: Libya 

Event: The press and social media report that protests have occurred in Libya. We anticipate that additional protests may occur, sometimes without prior announcement. The U.S. Embassy strongly encourages U.S. citizens to maintain a high level of vigilance and practice good situational awareness near protests and demonstrations. You can reach us in the event of an emergency at tunisacs@state.gov or +216 71 107 000, press 0.

U.S. citizens in Libya are encouraged to review the Department of State travel advisory for Libya, which recommends that U.S. citizens avoid demonstrations and crowds, monitor local media for breaking events, and be prepared to adjust travel plans.  

While we are not aware of specific, credible threats against U.S. citizens in Libya at this time, travelers to and in Libya are urged to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and to make it easier to be located in an emergency.  

Actions to take:  

· Exercise vigilance in areas where protests have occurred.  

· Monitor local media for updates  

· Be aware of your surroundings 
· Keep a low profile.  

· Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners.  
· Review your personal security plans.  
· Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.  
· Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.  

Email: tunisacs@state.gov

The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +216 71 107 000. 
For American Citizens Services at the Department of State, call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada, or +1-202-501-4444 from other countries, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). 

Department of State – Consular Affairs 
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 

Libya Travel Advisory 
Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)to receive Alerts. 

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