Libya border process update - Jan 2011
We crossed at Ras Adjr on a 7 day transit visa. Two hours. LYD 266 at customs (license plate rental & "fixed" 4WD charge) plus LYD 6 for a 14 day insurance. Interestingly, the fuel levy introduced in Oct 2010 wasn't charged - I even asked.
One change from the write up on Chris's website (http://www.sahara-overland.com/country/libya.htm)
is that in order to get the carnet stamped and insurance, we had to go just outside the border control compound - this was straighforward as we had acquired a friendly (and free) police helper for the whole process as we had no guide. As you face the set of shopfronts (GPS Latitude=33.147927, Longitude=11.566023), the insurance is the second door from the right. The carnet man is in in the long single story building (at 2 o'clock as you face the shops). There is a Sahara bank branch with ATM in the next building along the main road.
On the way out to Egypt, we stopped at the license plate returns place, but a another friendly policeman escorted us the last few k's to the border and deposited us at immigration. The plates were returned there, and the 100 LYD refund issued. All took 1 hour, including tea with the head honcho.
Last edited by MovingHouse; 27 Jan 2011 at 16:27.