Libya Driving Advice and Car Hire Info
Driving In Libya
As of July 2012, most governments advise against all non urgent travel to the following areas- Zuwara, Az Zawiya, Tripoli, al Khums, Zlitan and Misrata, and the coastal towns from Ras Lanuf to the Egyptian Border, including Benghazi. The remainder of the country remains of limits to foreigners as rival factions continue to cause unrest following the civil war.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.
This company offers 4×4 self drive tours in the desert
Libya Self Drive Rules –
cars can’t be taken outside Libya.