Announcement

Libya travel advice updated

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

We now advise against any travel to Benghazi following the attack on the US consulate in which four were killed, including US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens.

The US Consulate in Benghazi was attacked by armed groups on 11 September, resulting in fatalities. Further incidents involving western interests are possible.

As a consequence our travel advice for Libya has changed. We now advise against all travel to Benghazi. Visit our Travel advice for Libya page for up to date advice.