Yesterday, the ministry of tourism announced in a meeting that they were reopening the tourist visas to Libya. These new Libya tourist visas will be issued only to those people looking to travel along the north coast of Libya. At this point in time, the Sahara Desert will be off limits to Libya tourists.
Libya Tourist Visa – The Procedure
It appears that the old system is returning to place! In order to get a tourist visa, you will be required to be hosted by a local Libyan travel company. Your travel company will need a scanned copy of your passport and dates of travel to present to the immigration department in the tourism ministry. Your host company will also provide them with your itinerary and hotel information which will prove that you are visiting Libya for tourism purposes. The visas are normally granted a few days before arrival in country and can be picked up upon arrival in Tripoli.
In the past, tourists have been required to have a tourism guide and police escort them during their stay in Libya. At this point, we have not heard if this will remain the same or change, but we can assume they are going back to the old way of doing business. Libya Travel & Tours offers excellent services for guides, tours, and hotels for those looking to travel to Libya.
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