Tag Archives | Immigration

EU Ambassador in Tripoli visits Ministry of the Interior

The representative of the Ministry of the Interior for Illegal Immigration, Mohammed Al-Shaibani, recently received the Ambassador of the European Union to Libya, in the presence of the director of the branches of the illegal immigration agency. During the meeting, which was held at the headquarters of the ministry in Tripoli, the Ambassador discussed among […]

Egyptian Workers Denied Re-Entry to Libya

Libyan authorities have reportedly barred thousands of Egyptian workers from returning from vacation. Two thousand Egyptian expats, mostly from Upper Egypt, were not permitted to re-enter Libya at the border crossing with Egypt at Sallum due to "lack of official residency permits", according to Al-Ahram Arabic news website. Egyptian authorities, meanwhile, pledged to take the […]

Getting the Balance Right

Libyan authorities have announced in recent days that all foreign visitors to the country must have a visa, something which was not previously required for travellers from countries such as Tunisia, Turkey and Jordan. Additionally, only Egyptians and Libyans are to be allowed to use the border crossing at Musaid. While the intention is ostensibly […]

Libya Clamps Down on Immigrants, Visitors

Libya Herald reports that all foreign visitors to Libya will in future require visas. The decision by Interior Minister Ashour Shuwail will apply to visitors from Tunisia, Turkey and Jordan, who until now have not required visas to visit the country. The move is part of a wider clampdown on immigration, including a ruling that […]

Talks with Libya over migration to take time

The EU will be taking its time before engaging in direct talks with the new Libyan authorities to strike a deal on illegal migration. Although the issue is of direct importance to Malta, the European Commission yesterday said negotiations with Libya on this issue will only start once “the conditions in Libya are right”. It […]