Libya destination information

All you need to know before visiting Libya

Libya summary

Libya is a big country with around 6M Libyan. Official language is Arabic. Libya uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+02:00. Currency used in Libya is Libyan Dinar (LYD).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 216
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 215

ATMs in Libya are Rare. Internet speed in Libya is on average 0.7 Mbps. In Libya you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Tripoli
🗣️ Arabic
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 6M ☀️ ~22 °C 🌧 ~4 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 1760k km2 (679k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Libya uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type L.

Languages 🗣️

  • Arabic


Currency 💱

1 LYD = 0.7 USD

Libya uses the Libyan dinar (symbol: ?.?), code LYD.Banknotes come in denominations of 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 dinars. Dinar is subdivided into 1000 dirhams. Coins come in denominations of 500, 250, 100 and 50 dirhams.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are rare in Libya. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Libya uses GSM mobile networks .

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Libya upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Police :


Ambulance :


Fire department :


Calling ☎️


To call Libya, dial +, then 218 (the country code for Libya), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.


For local calls within Libya, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 21 .

international: + 218 21 1234567
calling local: 021 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Libya is on average 0.7 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Libya is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 16.18 LYD, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: Al Madar or Libyana.


Rules 🚗

In Libya you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 130 km/h (80 mph) on motorways, 130 km/h (80 mph) on expressways and 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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Visa Exemption

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Passport Strength

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Customs rules

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LGBT Destination info

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Libyan embassies

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