At the crossroads of large caravan roads, Libya offers immense desert expanses to people who love vast, open spaces. The Libyan Sahara, with its multiple facets, is a beautiful desert. Travel to Libya and meet the great civilisations of ancient history. Five cities classified World Heritage Sites revealing a Roman theatre, ancient caravan tracks and Greek city among other treasures. Libya is a destination you should hurry to discover before everyone else finds out about it.
Security: The FCO advise against all but essential travel to Tripoli, Zuwara, Az Zawiya, al Khums, Zlitan and Misrata, and to the coastal towns from Ras Lanuf to the Egyptian Border, with the exception of Benghazi. The FCO advise against all travel to all other parts of Libya, including Benghazi. Simarly avoid large crowds in urban areas as protests can easily become dangerous.
On 11 September, an explosion occurred at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Benghazi. A number of people are reported to have been injured. There was also an attempted attack on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tripoli which failed. The FCO advises against travel in the areas around the Ministry.
There is a high threat from terrorism including kidnapping. This threat is increased due to a threat of retaliatory attacks following the French intervention in Mali. Visitors should uhold a higher level of caution following the recent political tension. See full official advice.