Government bars Indians from travelling to Libya

| Monday, May 23, 2016 - 13:24
First Published |
Libya, India, North Africa, New Delhi

India has decided to impose travel ban on Indian nationals planning to travel to Libya irrespective of the purpose

New Delhi: The government on Monday barred Indians from travelling to Libya in view of the security situation in the North African country.
“In view of prevailing security situation in Libya, security threats and challenges to lives of Indian nationals in Libya, the government of India has decided to impose travel ban on Indian nationals planning to travel to Libya irrespective of the purpose,” the external affairs ministry said in a statement. 
“All immigration authorities have been notified in this respect. Indian nationals may please take note of the travel ban for compliance, it said, adding that the ban has been effective from May 3 this year. 

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Lifting of Ban

I am living in tripoli, libya for many years. There is peaceful in tripol. I go to coffee shop every day and move around. It is basically not good for the government to do such a thing especially now as more and more embassies are coming back to libya and the libyan government is opening up. Libyan govt. is awarding more contracts. Yes, there is fighting in the east libya, but certainly not in west except very very few places. To lose a job because government think so, is really not a good option and have misled the indians to believe in so and is not the truth atall. I would like to to point out that there has on time salary payment especially in the oil industry and there is no reason atall to lose this job because the government think so. It is not a good idea to ban travel to libya just because few indians ,may be around 20 out of 2000 indians living here face hardship. I can say with confidence there is not security problem in the west. I request Indian government to lift the ban


i am working from last five years in libya oil and gas sector there is no problem and we are safe in under security.we get good salary in oil and why our government put bars.those want to go and work there it his own risk.we are ready to sign paper like we are going there on our own risk.if any thing happen we didn't call for help.our company will take all please lift this ban,and help us.those want to go please check documents and release them.thanks reply

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