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.
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.
|MMR||Yes||Person-to-Person||MMR, Course of Two||£50|
|DTaP||Yes||Person-to-Person||Revaxis, Single Dose||£40|
|Typhoid||Yes||Contaminated Food and Water||Typhim Vi, Single Dose||£50|
|Hepatitis A||Yes||Contaminated Food and Water||Epaxyl, Single Dose||£80|
|Hepatitis B||Yes||Body Fluids, Medical Intervention||EnergixB, Course of Three||£55|
|Rabies||Yes||Infected Animals||Rabipur, Course of Three||£65|
Advice for Travellers to all Destinations
Yellow Fever Risk and Certification Requirements for Libya
Yellow Fever is a serious viral illness spread by mosquitoes in the tropical regions of Africa and South America. For further information, please see Yellow Fever Vaccination.
Under International Health Regulations (2005), travellers who have been to an Area affected by Yellow Fever, or who have travelled via an airport of a country affected, are required to present an International Certificate of Vaccination (ICVP).
Further Travel Advice for Libya
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.
Heat and Humidity
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.
Food and Drink
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.
Animals and Insects
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.