Off to Libya?
If you are off to Libya, make sure you have the right travel insurance in place. Some things to think about are:
- The cost of your holiday – Sometimes things happen outside of your control, meaning you have to cancel your trip; it’s good to know that you are able to cover costs
- The activities you’re likely to be doing – if you’re planning anything extreme, we can offer you extra cover with our adventure and extreme sports policy
- Whether you are covered as a result of civil unrest
- Also, don’t forget to check the latest travel advice for Libya from the FCDO
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What is covered with travel insurance to Libya?
As standard, our policies cover for over 50 sports and activities, so you can get up to more on your holiday. We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:
- Medical expenses and hospital benefit
- Personal accident and liability
- Cancelling and cutting short your holiday
- Abandoning your trip
- Delayed departure
- Accommodation cover
- Personal belongings and baggage
- Personal money, passport and travel documents
- Legal expenses
We want you to have the best holiday experience, so we’ve put together some handy facts, along with some other useful information that we think you might want to know before you travel to Libya.
|Most common language spoken||Arabic|
|Population||Approx. 6 million|
|Plug type||Plug type C, D, F and L|
|Driving side||Right-hand side|
Spring – March to May
Summer – June to August
Autumn – September to November
Winter – December to February
|Laws||Local laws and customs|
Do I need a visa for Libya?
Yes, you will need to apply for a visa to travel to Libya as a UK citizen. Visitors will need to register with the police within a week of arrival to avoid being fined.
If your passport shows that you have previously been to Israel, then you will not be allowed to travel to Libya.
You can find more information about visa and entry requirements for Libya here.
Healthcare in Libya
The healthcare services in Libya are to a much lower standard than in the UK, and in remote areas it can be hard to find any healthcare services at all.
It can sometimes be the case that the hospitals/clinics have shortages of skilled personnel and medical supplies, particularly for some chronic medical conditions such as diabetes. So, it’s important to make sure you take any prescription medication that you might need while abroad and to purchase adequate medical travel insurance including repatriation, so you can rest assured knowing you’re covered.
It’s also important to remember to speak to your GP at least 4 to 6 weeks prior to travel to check whether there are any vaccinations or other preventatives needed.
You can find more information about healthcare in Libya here.
Can I get assistance if I fall ill or injure myself while in Libya?
Yes – In the unfortunate event of needing emergency medical treatment while abroad, our 24-hour assistance team are always on hand to help you.
All our travel insurance policyholders can get access to our specialised medical emergency team.