Destination Information for Libya
Travel to Libya, in North Africa, is currently not advised due to civil and political unrest. This is a great shame, as the country has much to offer, and traditional Libyan hospitality is legendary – visitors in the past have been shown a warm welcome by locals. When the situation is more stable and the country’s tourism industry is more established, Libya looks set to become a great destination for anyone interested in African history, or for sun-seekers looking for a beautiful coastal spot to stay.
Libya is home to seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, highlighting the country’s varied history, as well as the present situation. It has previously been governed by Greek, Roman and Italian rule. This would make a fabulous base from which to explore the vast Sahara Desert, a land of sand dunes and palm-fringed oases. The capital, Tripoli, on the coast and close to the border with Tunisia, is within easy reach of beaches and is the best place to discover the traditional history and craftsmanship of the country.