Libya Tours & Travel

Articles on Libya

Overcrowded and ugly: how the world’s least attractive sights can teach us more than the highlights

Posted on Wed, 21 Jan 2015

People don’t have a lot of time for 'ugly' travel. But why not? It's time to celebrate the world for what it is, not what it should be.

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The ultimate guide to Australian slang

Posted on Tue, 20 Jan 2015

For those wanting to master this distinctive lingo, Intrepid is here to help with our very own ( and very unofficial) guide to speaking Australian.

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Why more young travellers are heading to Antarctica than ever before (and why you should too)

Posted on Mon, 19 Jan 2015

An entire generation of travellers is exploring more of the world than their parents and grandparents combined. And that generation should visit Antarctica next.

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An earth worth watching: inside our new Earthwatch Rainforest Expedition

Posted on Fri, 16 Jan 2015

It’s got the biggest natural diversity of any place in Australia, and it’s where you can go in 2015 with a team of leading environmental scientists to help study the effects of climate change.

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Nationals of Asian, African (except South Africa) and Middle Eastern countries and Switzerland cannot obtain a visa for Libya.

Libya uses what it terms a visa-on-arrival system. However, you must be in possession of a visa authority approving your visa prior to your arrival in Libya.

Step 1.
A certified Arabic translation of your passport details must be imprinted in the passport. In the UK the following translation agency will assist you. Please contact the translator regarding delivery of passport and payment before sending your passport.

TripVisa Ltd.
Suite 45
22 Notting Hill Gate
London W11 3JE
W: www,
Mr Emad Qweitin (Director)– 07956 238129
Mr. Mustafa Qweitin (Director) - 07957 391043
Travcour (UK) Ltd who charge £62 (inc. service fee + postage)

Step 2.
Once you have the Arabic translation in your passport, you must send us your completed form with a good quality emailed scan of:

1. The translated page with certification stamp.
2. The photo page of your passport

The scan should be at same size clearly showing your photo and not less than 100dpi. We cannot accept faxed copies. We do not need your passport.

Step 3
We must receive the scans at least four weeks prior to tour start date, but you may send them at any time before that if you wish.

Step 4
The visa authority will be issued approximately 3-4 days before tour start date. We will email the authority to you, which specifies your date of entry, and you must print it out to show at airline check-in and also to passport control on arrival.

If you are arriving by land from Egypt the same procedure applies however your visa will be issued upon arrival at the land border with Egypt with the group. Our Libyan representative who will assist us with this process will meet us at the border.

You must have at least one clear page in your passport (preferably two) on arrival in Libya for the Libyan visa exit/entry stamps and passport registration.

Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your date of departure from Libya. There must be no indication in your passport of a visit to Israel. This includes not only Israeli entry or exit stamps but also any Egyptian or Jordanian entry or exit stamps at their road borders with Israel. There is no problem if you arrived and departed Egypt or Jordan by air or by any other land border except Israel.

Please note that independent travel is not permitted in Libya, so transfers and accommodation must be booked and paid for for any pre-tour arrivals or post-tour departures. (Arrival transfers are included in the trip price).

A tourist visa will not be issued to anyone holding a passport or Arabic translation listing occupation in the media (e.g. journalist).

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