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Procedures Required For Visiting Libya

By Val Ellis last modified Jan 21, 2007 11:11 AM

Published: 2007-01-21 11:11:53
Countries: Libya , Morocco , Algeria

This information has kindly been provided for us by Salem Altoaish of United Tours, Libya.

Private Yachts calling Libyan Ports for tourism are welcome in Libya, those private Yachts shall have a tour program in each port they visit and this should be done through local tour operator.

Here are the procedures for visiting Libya with a ship or pleasure yacht :-

  1. Yacht & crew Procedures: Once you decide the Sea Port or Ports you are going to call at in Libya, and dates of arrival at each port, then you must contact a shipping agent in Libya ( We recommend Universal Shipping Agent as it has a branch in each Port. (http://www.unishipco.com / EMAIL :info@unishipco.com OR operation@unishipco.com ). Address :UNIVERSAL SHIPPING COMPANY, (HEAD OFFICE) MADINA BUILDING, OMAR MOHKTAR STREET,P.O BOX 3703, TRIPOLI,LIBYA . TEL : +218-21-4444924 / FAX : +218-21-4448083
  2. Passengers Procedures: 45-30 days before Yacht arrival date you should contact Libya Authorised Tour Operator and inform them about your calls to Libya and duration of stay in each port and your required services ( excursions, over-land tours, German-English-French or Italian Tour Guides, meals, buses, sightseeing & admissions to sites and museums).

After reaching an agreement for services & prices with the Libyan Tour Operator, 14-10 days before Yacht arrival date, you shoul send by e-mail or fax the passengers manifest. IF THE MANIFEST HAS 5 AND MORE PASSENGERS , THEN YOU JUST SEND FOLLOWING DETAILS BY E-MAIL INCLUDING ( Full name as written in passport, date and place of birth, nationality, passport number, expire date of passport and type of work). BUT PLEASE BEAR IN MIND IF THE YACHT HAS ONLY 4 PASSENGERS THEN YOU SHALL SEND A COPY OF PASSPORT FOR EACH PLUS A MANIFEST WITH ( Full name as written in passport, date and place of birth, nationality, passport number, expire date of passport and type of work).

THE DATE OF YOUR YACHT ARRIVAL, THE CLEARANCE WILL BE WITHIN 30-45 MINITUES.

UNITED TOURS CAN MAKE ALL LAND ARRANGMENTS FOR A PLEASURE YACHT INTENDING TO CALL AT LIBYAN PORTS.

Salem Altoaish, Managing Director, United Tours For Tourism & Cruise Services

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