Travel Vaccinations for Libya

The table below provides a general guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised to you for travel to Libya

Recommended Vaccinations for Libya at a Glance
All Travellers: MMR, DTaP
Most Travellers: Typhoid, Hepatitis A
Some Travellers: Hepatitis B, Rabies

Vaccination Major Risk Factors Course Price
MMR Person-to-Person Course of Two £60
DTaP Person-to-Person Single Dose £50
Typhoid Person-to-Person Single Dose £50
Hepatitis A Person-to-Person Single Dose £86
Hepatitis B Person-to-Person Course of Three £66
Rabies Person-to-Person Course of Three - intramuscular £66
Rabies Person-to-Person Course of Three - intradermal £66

Libya in North Africa shares borders with Tunisia, Algeria, Niger, Chad, Sudan and Egypt.

With its Mediterranean sea coast, this north African country has an ancient and rich history. It is a predominantly Muslim country and Arabic is its national language. In Libya lie the ruins of an ancient roman city as well as an ancient Greek settlement. It is a country of great historical interest.

Unfortunately, Libya’s recent history has been peppered with sadness and war. Please check with your Foreign Office before travelling to Libya as travel here at the moment is ill advised unless it is absolutely necessary – and even then, you must travel with extreme caution.

Travel Warning: Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) currently advise against all travel to Libya.

There is No Risk of Malaria in Libya

There is No Risk of Yellow Fever in Libya

Keep up-to-date with the latest travel advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) before travelling.

Advice for Travellers to all Destinations

The Vaccinations and Medications that are needed for travel vary from person-to-person. Everyone should have a personal risk assessment with a travel health professional to take into account a range of factors such as itinerary, medical condition, occupational and lifestyle risk factors and previous vaccination history.

All Travellers

All Travellers should ensure that they are up-to-date with Routine Vaccinations including Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio and Measles, Mumps and Rubella.

Most Travellers

Most travellers will also need to consider a course or booster of Hepatitis A and Typhoid as there is a risk of these diseases across most parts of the world.

Some Travellers

Some Travellers may also be advised additional vaccinations such as Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis and Hepatitis B based on their individual risk assessment.

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Further Travel Health Advice for Libya

Libyan weather varies, depending on where in the country you are. The weather on the coast will be very different to the weather inland. Libya is said to have 5 climatic regions so please check the weather for the time and areas you are travelling to so that you can adequately prepare,

A bit difficult this one. You should definitely stick to bottled water in Libya but only a brand you know and trust, as even some bottled water is not safe here. Perhaps take some form of water purification tablets/ system with you just in case as well.

You can find many good eats here including Lebanese, Moroccan, Turkish and of course Libyan foods. Alcohol is banned in Libya – just so you know. They do however have good tea and excellent Turkish coffee.

Lots of different infections can be spread through animal bites, including Rabies and Malaria. Please make sure you have had your shots before travelling.

Make sure you have health insurance in place that will cover the full range of activities you plan to undertake while in Libya.

Unless you have avoided the news for over a year , you will know that Libya is not an advised travel destination at present. It is a country still in conflict and unrest so please check advice with your Foreign Office before travelling.