Libya Driving Advice and Car Hire Info

The research for this website was carried out mainly in 2011 and 2012. Therefore there is a good chance that much of the information may now be out of date. This is particularly true of countries in the developing world, especially Asia, Africa and parts of South America where conditions can change often. Also, the political climate in many countries has changed a lot in recent years- The Middle East being an obvious area where this is the case. Therefore the information on this website should be treated with caution. You should always check with your Government’s website or the UK Foreign office travel advice website before finalising plans to drive abroad.

Driving In Libya

The security situation in the country changes often and you should check your Government’s website, or one such as the UK FCO site for recent updates before driving in or through the country to ensure you’re well aware of the current climate and potential dangers.Standards of law and order vary and car jacking has become an issue.

Aside from the civil unrest -Road conditions are usually good but driving standards are poor and accidents are frequent. Wind blown sand also presents an additional hazard and can reduce visibility suddenly and without warning.If driving in the desert you should go as part of a group and ensure you have adequate supplies to deal with an emergency. You should also avoid the borders of Sudan, Chad, Niger and Algeria where there has been bandit activity. With the exception of the official land border crossings to Tunisia and Egypt, visitors and residents are not permitted to travel in the interior or to border areas without an officially sanctioned guide or specific permission from the Libyan authorities.

Libya Car Rental –
Sixt, Hertz, Europcar,Avis,  Thrifty,  have outlets here. Most now seem to be operating again after the Civil War disruption of 2011.

This company offers 4×4 self drive tours in the desert

Libya Self Drive Rules –
cars can’t be taken outside Libya.

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