Libya πŸ‡±πŸ‡Ύ

Tripoli

Libya is part of Africa with main city at Tripoli. Official language is Arabic. Libya uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, Β°C). Time zone is UTC+02:00. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.

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πŸ’± 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 β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ“‘ 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.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 16.11 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.

πŸ“ž 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 .

πŸ”Œ Sockets

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

πŸ›£οΈ 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.

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Last updated: June 17, 2019