I just went in to the Ministry of Tourism and had a chat with the immigration head. I asked him when the tourism visas would be open again. He answered that they are expecting to be offering tourist visas in the next 2 months. That would be great! Is that an over positive estimation? Maybe, but they are working to get the tourism visas back to as before.
How can I get a visa to come right now?
There are really only 2 other options. First, you could have a local friend invite you. But what I heard today, those too may be on hold. The second is to get a local business to host you with a business visa. These seem to be straight forward if you are really coming on business BUT if you are just trying to come…they can be a little tricky. We have heard of service companies that do this type of ground work…we are looking into this. We’ll post some more news when we have an update.
Travel to Libya
The best thing is to start planning to travel to Libya later in the year. That will give the Libyan government time to sort out the tourist visa. We can help you start planning today…send us an email.