Travel advice for Libya.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Libya.

Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in Swiss francs (CHF)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

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in US dollar (USD)

  • Change cash in local currency when outside larger urban areas

Local currency / ISO Code

Libyan dinar LYD

Further Information

Credit cards


  • Credit cards are rarely accepted. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

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Practical Information:


Travel to this country is not advised due to internal conflicts.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Tripolis, El Moussawer Ben Maghzama Street, Bederei Area, off Ben Ashour Street, Tel. +218 21 361 41 18 / +218 21 361 41 19

Time difference with Switzerland

+ 1 h; +/- 0 h during our summer time

National language

Official language


Language capabilities

English and Italian



Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)


220 volt / adapter required for 3-pronged plug

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more with visa (incl. Arabic translation), return or onward travel ticket and sufficient funds (at least the equivalent of USD 1000.00).
Restrictions if passport contains Israeli stamp.
Travelers without hotel reservation must register at the immigration office within one week after arrival.
More detailed information: Embassy in Berne.

Opening hours


Winter: 8.00 - 12.00 h (Sat - Wed)
Summer: 8.00 - 12.00 h (Sun - Thu) / 8.00 - 12.00 h and 16.00 - 17.00 h (Sat, Wed)


9.00 - 13.00 h and 14.00 - 19.30 h (Sun - Thu)

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Other information


Travel to this country is not advised due to internal conflicts.

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