Following a fatal attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has reviewed and reissued its information, now advising against all travel to the region.
All but essential travel is also advised against to "Zuwara, Az Zawiya, Tripoli, al Khums, Zlitan and Misrata, and the coastal towns from Ras Lanuf to the Egyptian Border," according to the FCO website.
The attack on the consulate in Benghazi came on 11 September, reportedly over a US-produced film that was deemed by Muslims to be insulting to the prophet Muhammad.
It followed a similar incident in the Egyptian capital Cairo, where a number of demonstrators breached the walls of the US embassy, protesting against the same film. The FCO has not changed its overall travel advice with regard to Egypt.
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