Libya travel advice, temperature, rainfall, SIM cards, ATM and road rules

Libya 🇱🇾

Libya is part of Africa with main city at Tripoli. Its Developing country with a population of 6M people. The main currency is Libyan Dinar. The languages spoken are Arabic. Libya is the formal name of Libya It is adviced to Do not travel Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~23.53 °C   🌧 ~4.58 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 6M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

Do not travel

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 haven’t changed our level of advice – ‘Do not travel’ to Libya.

issued date: April 15, 2019

Weather

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General

🔌 Sockets

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

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Arabic

Money

💱 Currencies Used

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.

🏧 ATMs

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.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Libya is on average 0.7 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Libya is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

📱 Phones

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. Libya uses GSM mobile networks . 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.

📞 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 .

Driving

🛣️ Road rules

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

🆘 Emergency

Police

115

Ambulance

113

Fire department

110

Last updated: October 8, 2019