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To obtain a Libyan visa, you’ll need an invitation from a Libyan tour company. The tour company will then send you a visa number. Make sure you have an Arabic-language confirmation to smooth the process with airlines, the embassy or immigration officials. You can collect your visa either from the Libyan embassy in your home country or at your entry point to Libya, but specify which you prefer when making contact with the tour company. The process generally takes two weeks, but allowing for a month is safer. Visas are valid for 30 days from the date of entry.

Visas for onward travel

Visas to Tunisia and Egypt are available at the border crossings, while visas to Chad, Sudan, Niger and Algeria are not available from the embassies of these respective countries in Tripoli.