I was recently emailing with a Brit heading from Alg to Egypt who was trying to get a Libyan transit visa in Tunis. He was told 'days' and was waiting weeks. He may have given up (I would not even have bothered trying). (Just read on his blog: he paid through the nose for a tour guide) If you take the more expensive 'escorted tour' option there is much more chance of getting a visa, but from Tunis, unlikely. Apply in UK with your Au ppt.
It's hard to know if they even do transit visas any more - but from Tunis I would say again, it's virtually unheard of (unlike most sub-Saharan countries where you can usually get your visa in the country before).
Oh and there is something about minimum group size too. See here:
Sahara Overland ~ Libya visa information
I just noticed: American ppt. AFAIK, he won't get in without a 'VIP' visa or some such and i suspect with less than 8 weeks to go the hoops for him to jump through will be small, on fire and covered in spikes (oh - nearly forgot the bath of cyanide on the far side).
Happy to hear I am all wrong about this but generally in Libya the goal posts move more than the players.
Last edited by Chris Scott; 5 May 2009 at 12:31.