Libya

Capital Tripoli

Population 6,385,000

Area 1,759,540 km2

Key facts

Libya is a country located in Northern Africa. There are 6 countries (Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Niger, Sudan, Tunisia) that Libya shares its borders with. The official language of Libya is Arabic. Traveling across Libya if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Libya was ranked 108th out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Libya is Libyan dinar (LYD). The dinar ( د.ل) is subdivided into 100 dirham.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 4.97 LYD and 1 USD is worth 5.05 LYD.

Libyan
Banknotes

1 dinar5 dinars10 dinars20 dinars50 dinars

Libyan
Coins

0.25 dinar0.5 dinar50 dirhams100 dirhams

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Libya is 16.1 Mbps and mobile is 18.06 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Libya.3.59 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration No data available.

Socket types

There are 4 socket types used in Libya. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries. Type D is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type C 127 V, 230 V, 50 Hz  Type D 127 V, 230 V, 50 Hz  Type F 127 V, 230 V, 50 Hz  Type L 127 V, 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Libya?

There are no Mariott hotels in Libya.

There are no Hilton hotels in Libya.

There are no IHG hotels in Libya.

There are no Best Western hotels in Libya.

There are Radisson hotels in Tripoli.

There are no Accor hotels in Libya.

What fast food chains are present in Libya?

If you are not a fan of trying new dishes, have a look at the following list of fast-food chains in Libya.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in Libya.

The KFC chain does not operate in Libya.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Libya.

The Subway chain does not operate in Libya.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in Libya.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Libya.

Weather

Today the sun in Tripoli, rises at 7:02 AM and sets at 6:48 PM. The climate of Tripoli may be categorized as a subtropical steppe (BSk), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5OvercastLow: 21.9°C (71.42°F)High: 27°C (80.6°F)
ThursdayOct 6Partly cloudlyLow: 20.1°C (68.18°F)High: 26.9°C (80.42°F)
FridayOct 7Partly cloudlyLow: 19.4°C (66.92°F)High: 26.2°C (79.16°F)
SaturdayOct 8Partly cloudlyLow: 19.3°C (66.74°F)High: 25.7°C (78.26°F)
SundayOct 9SunnyLow: 18.9°C (66.02°F)High: 27.3°C (81.14°F)
MondayOct 10Partly cloudlyLow: 19.5°C (67.1°F)High: 31.9°C (89.42°F)

Weather data for Tripoli (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Libya.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Libya.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Libya traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 21.30 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 4: Do not travel. 

Emergency phones in Libya

1515 Police
1515 Ambulance
1515 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is prohibited in all public areas excluding entertainment and restaurants.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Libya?

Currently, citizens of 3 countries can enter Libya without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Libya.

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