Libya Entry Requirements

Libya Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Turkey Yes Yes Yes
Other EU countries Yes Yes Yes
Switzerland Yes Yes Yes
Austria Yes Yes Yes
Germany Yes Yes Yes

Passport information

Generally required, must still be valid for at least 6 months upon entry. Note: Travelers must carry an Arabic translation of their passport details. Exceptions are tourist visas upon entry. S. Documents upon entry.

Visa information

Required for citizens of the countries listed in the table above, among others.

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Germany entry visa: €60 (valid for 1 month);

Visa types and costs

Entry and Business Visa. Attention: The visa must always correspond to the actual purpose of the trip, ie that e.g. B. An entry visa may not be used for business trips.


30 days from date of issue. Depending on the visa applied for, the length of stay is 1, 3 or 6 months from entry.


Otherwise transit travelers who require a visa, who fly on with the next connection within 24 hours, do not leave the transit area and have valid documents for the onward journey, do not need a transit visa (Swiss citizens are excluded, for whom this transit facilitation does not apply). Visa applications must be submitted in person to the Volksbüro (see contact addresses). Visa services may not be commissioned for this purpose. German citizens must present a visa,

Application required

Tourist visa: (a) 1 application form (downloadable from the website of the relevant diplomatic mission). (b) 2 recent color passport photographs. (c) Passport valid for at least 6 months upon entry and copies of all pages containing personal information. The personal data must be entered in Arabic script on a stamp form with the official seal of the passport office; the translation should be done by a publicly appointed and sworn translator (stamp). (d) Fees (cash). (e) Health insurance for travel abroad (copy of the insurance policy) (f) Proof of return or onward travel tickets. (g) Proof of accommodation (e.g. hotel booking). (h) Certificate from the Libyan tour operator about the itinerary and itinerary as well as an officially confirmed reference number (information is provided by the tour operator). Business and visitor visas additionally: (i) Permission to issue the visa (by the immigration office in Tripoli). Business visa additionally: (j) Invitation of a Libyan company, which then applies for the business visa in Libya. (k) Letter of secondment from your own company with travel details and confirmation of assumption of costs. Visitor visa additionally: (l) Letter of invitation from the Libyan relative/acquaintance. Visas must currently be picked up in person.

Processing time

min. 10 days.

Proof of sufficient funds

Foreigners must be able to prove that they have sufficient funds for the duration of their stay (at least US$ 1,000). However, this is rarely checked in practice.

Legally Required Registration

All visa-requiring travelers must report to the immigration authorities within 7 days of arrival. This does not apply to tourists staying in Libya for less than 7 days. In the case of overnight stays in a hotel, this is generally arranged by the reception.

Entry with children

German: Own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.

Entry restrictions

Entry and transit will be denied to the following categories of people: Citizens of Israel and those whose passport contains Israeli visas will be denied entry and transit. Swiss citizens who do not have their permanent residence in Libya can currently expect to be refused entry, even if they are in possession of a valid visa.

Libya Entry Requirements