The Department of State advises U.S. citizens against all travel to Libya. On September 12, 2012 the Department of State sent orders for the departure of all non-emergency U.S. government individuals from Libya, subsequent to the assault on the U.S. Diplomatic embassy in Benghazi. The political attacks have increased in Tripoli and Benghazi. The airports in Benghazi and Tripoli are open and U.S. citizens are advised to leave the country by commercial air.
U.S. citizens traveling to Libya should stay alert and aware, exclude unnecessary travel in the country, make their own potential emergency plans, inform the government of their presence in Libya through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), and give their current contact details and next-of-kin or emergency contact information.
For further information, U.S. citizens should consult the Department of State’s Country Specific Information for Libya.