The FCO advise against all but essential travel to:
The coastal areas from the Tunisian border to Misrata, including Tripoli and the towns of the Jebel Nafusa.
The coastal areas from Ras Lanuf to the Egyptian border, with the exception of Benghazi and Derna.
The FCO advise against all travel to all other parts of Libya, including Benghazi and Derna.
On 2 March 2014 a French national and 2 Egyptian nationals were shot dead in Benghazi. On 24 February, 7 Egyptian nationals were found shot dead near Benghazi. In early January a UK national and a New Zealand national were shot dead near Mellitah, to the west of Sabratah and north of Ajaylat. On 5 December 2013 a US National was shot dead in Benghazi. Further attacks against foreigners are likely and could be opportunistic.
There is a high threat from terrorism including kidnapping. On 24 January 5 Egyptian diplomats and 1 Egyptian national working at the Egyptian Embassy were kidnapped in Tripoli. They were released on 27 January. On 19 January, a South Korean national was kidnapped in Tripoli. He was released on 23 January. On 17 January, 2 Italian nationals were kidnapped near Derna, they were released on 7 February. See Terrorism
There is currently a high risk of potential demonstrations throughout Libya. Avoid any demonstrations or large gatherings of people. If you become aware of any nearby violence you should leave the area immediately. Violent clashes between armed groups are possible across the country, particularly at night. You should remain vigilant at all times.
Keep a low profile and try to limit travelling around as much as possible, particularly at night. There is a high threat from crime.
If you’re entering Libya as a media representative, you should get press accreditation from the Libyan authorities. You must get permission before taking any photographs or interviewing at or near military facilities. If you are entering Libya for work or business, you should get the right visa, or risk deportation. See Entry Requirements
The British Embassy in Tripoli provides full consular assistance to British nationals and eligible persons by appointment. The British Office in Benghazi has temporarily suspended operations.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.