in Air Transport

Libya bans issuing of visas-on-arrival to five Islamic nationalities

Posted 9 May 2017 · Add Comment

The Libyan Passport Control office has immediately scrapped the issuing of visas-on-arrival to Egyptians, Moroccans, Sudanese, Syrians and Bangladeshi citizens at the Mitiga International Airport. By Oscar Nkala.

In a letter copied to Libyan Airlines, Afriqiyah Airways, Libyan Wings, Med-Avia and Buraq, Mitiga Passport Control head Mustafa Buazza said any airline which flew restricted nationalities into Libya without a visa would be held responsible for returning them to their countries of origin.

No reasons were given for the restrictions or why the five nationalities were targeted. Muazza also advised the affected foreign nationals that all pre-issued Libyan government letters of authority to travel first and pick visas on arrival had been nullified.

However, he said the changes would not affect those who already had valid Libyan visa stamps on their passports. Further, Libyan government departments would still be allowed to authorise specified foreign national to enter the country and obtain visas on arrival.

It remains unclear which of the three Libyan governments is authorised to issue visa waivers to enable visits by the affected foreign nationals.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

ZAF looks east for modernisation programme

The Zambian Air Force (ZAF) is negotiating with the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) for the possible acquisition of more advanced fighter and trainer jets, helicopters and heavy-lift transport aircraft, as it forges

Helicopter woes for MINUSMA

A little-known UN mission in Mali celebrates its fourth anniversary this month. Since the deployment began, the multidimensional integrated stabilisation mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has been working to help stabilise the situation

First Air Mauritius A350 takes shape in Airbus' Final Assembly line

Assembly of the first A350 XWB for Air Mauritius is advancing well at Airbus' Final Assembly Line in Toulouse, France.

Bestfly retains ISBAO status

At EBACE this week, Angola-based aviation services company Bestfly announced that it has received confirmation it has retained its ISBAO (International Standard for Business Aviation Operators) status for the second year in a row.

New airline will boost Senegal's economy

Boosting Senegalese commercial air transport and tourism were the prime agenda items at a recent Paris conference.

Nextant Aerospace launches large cabin 604XT programme

Nextant Aerospace has announced the launch of a new cockpit avionics programme in conjunction with Rockwell Collins that will bring Pro Line Fusion to the Bombardier Challenger 604 aircraft platform.

Honneywell ADS-BSK310517
See us at
GroundHandling BT0303280917EBACE17 BT0103240517Aviation Festival BT25114617