Facts

  • Population: 6.4 million
  • Major language: Arabic
  • Major religion: Islam
  • Life expectancy: 69 years (men), 75 years (women)
  • Currency: Libyan dinar (LYD)

Geography

  • Area: 1.77 million sq km (685,524 sq miles)
  • Neighbouring destinations: Egypt

Safety & Security

  • Australian Foreign Affairs & Trade – Dec 2018: “The security situation in Libya remains volatile due to ongoing armed conflict, a high risk of terrorist attacks and kidnapping, an unpredictable political situation and a high crime rate. Unexploded ordnances, including landmines, are a hazard throughout Libya. We havenโ€™t changed our level of advice โ€“ โ€˜Do not travelโ€™ to Libya.”
  • Libya is considered one of the world’s most dangerous destinations for travellers. (2019)

Current government advisories and consular services

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