U.S. Department of State Issues Travel Warning for Libya

Published by January 23, 2013

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Due to ongoing violence and unpredictable security conditions, the U.S. Department of State strongly advises against all but essential travel to Libya. Incidents of civil unrest occur sporadically and often escalate. Travelers should be aware of their surroundings at all times and avoid public demonstrations, gatherings and protests.

Following the attack of the of the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi last September, all non-emergency personnel were ordered to depart Libya. This travel warning replaces the travel warning dated September 12, 2012.

The Department of State’s ability to assist travelers in need is still extremely limited. Travelers are encouraged to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) and visit the U.S. Department of State website for further information.