Government Evacuation Options
All U.S. citizens wishing to depart Libya should send an e-mail to LibyaEmergencyUSC@state.gov providing their personal information (name, date of birth, and passport number) and the best means to contact them.
There are occasional international relief flights leaving Benghazi to various destinations, including Turkey. U.S. citizens interested in more information about travel by this means should contact LibyaEmergencyUSC@state.gov and provide their contact information.
There are private vessels transiting from Misurata to other ports, including Malta. If space is available, these vessels may be willing to evacuate individuals for a fee. The exact cost will vary by vessel, but a typical cost is 800 EUR (and U.S. Dollar equivalent) per person, to be paid in cash upon boarding. U.S. citizens interested in more information about travel by this means should contact LibyaEmergencyUSC@state.gov and provide their contact information.
Also, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) periodically sends ships to Misurata to pick up third country nationals and to provide other humanitarian assistance. These ships may be available to transport U.S. citizens from Misurata.
We are unable to provide detailed information about any particular IOM ship or its specific availability to transport U.S. citizens. Those interested in traveling on these ships are advised to contact the IOM mission in Cairo, Egypt at telephone numbers 202-2358-0011 or 202-2380-8746 for specific information.
The Misurata area is the scene of continuing fighting and violence. U.S. citizens should exercise extreme caution in any travel in the Misurata area.