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Libya transit visa

Has anybody recent experience with travelling through Libya on a transit visa? We would like to apply for one in Cairo and then travel from Egypt through Libya to Tunesia. We heard that you do not need a guide with a transit visa.
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I think the only way to know is to give it a try. I suppose you get one if you try long enough. That's also how it works at the Libyan embassy in Ndjamena, Chad, I understood.

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Hi
I hear from a swiss guy that he got a transit visa in d├ęcember from the lybian embassy in Paris. With this kind of visa, he dont need a guide for going from tunisia to Niger but he had only 7 days( i'm not sure for the day number) for crossing Lybia.
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I think 7 days is the normal length for a Libyan transitvisa.
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Transit visa :

1- Must be obtained by the Libyan Embassy in
the country of origin and or residence of
the traveller.

2- Transit = in & out within 7 days .
Validity One month from date of issuance

3- Guide is required as usual.

4- transit means travel on mains axes from
border to border, and not going everyvhere

Cher with sinalco

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I just came across this thread:

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...-how-get-22239
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sahara crossing INFO

nick,

i live in boulder, and am planning a North Africa transit by motorcycle for this winter. if you are still in Denver, would you send me an email to
zigyphoto@aol.com so we can talk? i cannot send you a PM because i do not yet have enough posts on this site.

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Hi Eric

We met an Italian who spent 8 weeks in Cairo trying to get a transit visa without success. A few people do, but I wouldn't bank on it in Cairo. There are recommended visa companies on other threads.
Good luck!
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Transit Visa

Hi Eric & Bruce and others.

i can assist you and all those interested in geting Libyan entry visas (both tourism and trasnsit).
feel free to contact me : info@fessano-w-tours.com

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Friend from the Netherlands who travel with me from Sudan, just cross the Lybya border on transit visa. I have allready paid for my guide and visa for Lybya and will cross the border on Monday 16 October. I am still in Cairo and stay in the Victoria hotel (Room 327) or you can phone me on my sell +27836584995 to make use off the guide. If this can help you in any way you welcome to phone me. ( I can also give you the sell nr. of the people from the Netherlands who made use of a transit visa.)

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Guide?

How does the guide thing work if your on a bike? I take it they have their own transport?

I'll be in a similar situation next Feb so i'm interested.
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Guide?

How does the guide thing work if your on a bike? I take it they have their own transport?

I'll be in a similar situation next Feb so i'm interested.
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Hi hurcomb.

you are right, the guide will travel with them by his own vehicle.

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Hi,

I travelled across Libya recently on a transit visa, but in the other direction; Tunisia to Egypt. I applied at the Libyan consulate (not the embassy) in Tunis and it was ready about a week later. Talking to other travellers I met, entry requirements seem to vary depending on your nationality. Some have to provide a letter of explanation and get their passport translated into Arabic whereas I did not. Translations can be easily done in Tunis though.

The visa gave me a week to travel (without a guide) from one side to the other. It was easily extended for a 2nd week in Al Khums and I should think in Tripoli and Bhenghazi also. I was told a 3rd week would not be possible. I didn't leave the route "across the top".

In theory it should be same going the other way, I did meet one couple coming in the other direction, but I couldn't tell you about the application procedure in Cairo.

Hope this is of some help,
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Hi,

I am one of the Dutch that BobdeVilliers is referring to above! We travelled through Libia from Egypt to Tunesia on a transit visa about 4 weeks ago without any problems and did not loose a minute obtaining the visa!

We contacted a Libian travel agency (Shati Zuara in Zuwara, they have a web site as well) and asked them to organise the visa. They only needed a copy of our passports 10 days before arrival at the border . We scanned our PP's and e-mailed it to them. When we arrived at the border, the guide was waiting for us with the visa and maps and guidebooks and all the likes! Really a wonderfull surprise. The guide was reasonable good in English and he had his own tent and sleeping bag with him! (his name is Salah) He organised everything at the border and made the entry a piece of cake. All the services cost us Euro 280,- including 3 days guide (Euro 25,- a day). For that price he rides in your car though. But it was worth every penny. I can recommend every body to do the same. Saves a big headache.

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