Situated on the north African Mediterranean coast, Libya covers almost 1,740,000 sq. kms. About 93% of the country is arid and part of the Saharan Plateau. The north west is comparatively fertile, which makes it the most populous and agricultural region, particularly around Tripoli. Apart from a few scattered oases, there is little natural water although artesian wells supply almost two thirds of the country.

The harsh climate of the Saharan interior is modified along the coast. Rain falls October to March but is concentrated along the coast. The northern regions are mild in winter (Jan) and warm in summer (average 27°C).

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Pre-travel preparation will help keep you safe and healthy while you are away. Please consult the Travel Doctor-TMVC before you travel overseas. We will provide specific recommendations tailored to your itinerary. Our doctors will assess and advise you on your risks, and recommend appropriate vaccination and medication to minimise your risk of becoming seriously unwell on your trip.

Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local cuisine. However, contaminated food and beverages are a common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea.

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Warm Climates

Travellers invariably overindulge in ‘sunlust’ activities while traveling in warm climates. It is important to make sure you apply sunscreen regularly and stay hydrated as dehydration and heat stroke often go unrecognised.

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