India bans nationals from travelling to strife-torn Libya

Posted on:25 May 2016 09:25:06
India bans nationals from travelling to strife-torn Libya
25 May 2016 Current Affairs: India has banned its nationals from travelling to Libya, irrespective of the purpose of the visit, in view of the prevailing security situation in that country.

Announcing this on 23 May 2016, the External Affairs Ministry said the decision had been notified to all immigration authorities.

In view of the prevailing security situation in Libya, security threats and challenges to the lives of Indian nationals in Libya, the government has decided to impose travel ban on Indian nationals planning to travel to Libya irrespective of the purpose.

Asking Indian nationals for compliance, the Ministry said the travel ban was effective from May 3 till further orders. The Ministry’s announcement came a day after reports of a Libyan former Minister being killed in clashes between unity government forces and fighters of the Islamic State jihadist group in Sirte. Libya is witnessing increased violence due to the clashes.

 

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