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New one thousand dollar cash requirement for travel to Libya

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Libya.jpegThe Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that it wishes to inform the general public that in a letter-circular dated the 1st of January 2008, the Libyan Civil Aviation Authority has informed all airlines that:

– Anyone wishing to enter Libya for tourism purposes has to carry an amount of money of not less than (1,000) one thousand US Dollars, or its equivalent in a convertible currency, to cover the cost of residence.

– This provision is applicable to all those entering Libya for tourism purposes, whether individually or as part of a tourist group organised by a travel agency.

– Those entering Libya on a Mission, to study, to visit residents or to join family members are exempted from this condition.

These instructions come into force as from 07th January 2008.

Airlines have been advised to include the above-mentioned requirement as one of the basic requirements for those travelling to Libya.

All Maltese nationals travelling to Libya on a tourism visa are advised to take note of the above requirement, in order to avoid any inconvenience when travelling.

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