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Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Libya. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Libya: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, cholera, yellow fever, rabies, and influenza.
For more details on any of the above vaccinations, visit our vaccination or make an appointment with your local Travel Health Specialist. Call or book online to schedule your appointment today.
Cholera is a gastrointestinal infection spread through contaminated food or water.
The CDC has identified Libya as a region with cholera. The risk for contracting cholera in Libya is considered low for some travelers. But, individuals visiting family or conducting aid work are at an increased risk.
The most reliable protection against cholera is through vaccination. Passport Health locations carry Vaxchora, the only cholera vaccine approved for use in the United States. Ensure your protection today by calling or booking online now.
All U.S. citizens traveling to Libya must have a passport and valid visa issued by the Libyan government.
For more information, see our Libya visa page. Or contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Libya has mild winters and hot, dry summers. Libya’s coastal climate is Mediterranean. Desert climate dominates the rest of the country.
In Tripoli, temperatures in the winter range from 48 to 64 degrees Fahrenheit. During the summer temperatures range from 73 to 91 degrees Fahrenheit. The rainy season tends to last from October through March, though Libya does not get much rain.
The U.S. government recommends against all travel to Libya due to terrorism, civil unrest and extremist violence in the region.
The U.S. government’s capacity to assist Americans in Libya is severely limited. Extremist groups have targeted U.S. government officials and citizens. The most notable case is the 2012 Benghazi attack.
Crime levels and the threat of kidnapping are high. Militia presence is high, and militia members may detain travelers for any reason.
The State Department characterizes the security climate in Libya as unpredictable and unstable.
Libya’s rules and customs may be different from what travelers are used to. Be sure to take note before traveling:
Travelers to Libya should review the region’s laws before entering the country.
Here are some essential items to consider for your trip to Libya:
All Americans visiting Libya should register online with the U.S. Department of State before leaving. This allows the U.S. government to provide notifications on what may be happening in the country.
Due to the deteriorating security conditions in Libya, the U.S. Embassy to Libya is closed. Americans in Libya who need help are directed to contact the U.S. Embassy to Tunisia in Tunis.
U.S. Embassy Tunis
North East Zone
Les Berges du Lac
1053 Tunis, Tunisia
Telephone: +(216) 71-107-000,press 0 and ask for the Libya Office consular officer.
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(216) 58 575 409
Visit the Embassy to Tunisia website before your trip to confirm correct contact information.
If you have any questions about traveling to Libya or are wondering what shots you may need for your trip, schedule an appointment by calling or book online now.
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