So, it appears that months after the cancellation of the Libyan Visa on Arrival (VOA) there has been some progress to make the process of visiting Libya much easier. For those who have visited Libya in the past few months the process has been extremely complicated and for others downright impossible. After a meeting held on 21 January, it appears the E-visa system rolled out for foreigners wishing to visit the country.
Here's what we know so far. This service will be available for several different types of visas including tourist and business visas. The processing times are set to vary however for tourist visas current information suggests a processing time of 72 hours.
Tourist visas will be valid for use within a 30-day period and will allow you to stay in the country for a period of 30 days at a time. The fee will be around $149 according to their online website, but actual costs are at this point unconfirmed.
Who is eligible? At this point, this is also unclear however according to Libyan government websites it appears that citizens from the following countries will be able to use the E-visa portal:
Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bhutan, Cambodia, Cape Verde, China, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Grenada, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Maldives, Mauritius, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Senegal, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Taiwan, Vanuatu and Vietnam.
We don’t know exactly when this will be rolled out or if the above list is the final one, however, we will be updating you with more information as we hear it.
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