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U.S. Embassy Tripoli Warden Message - Flights

February 21, 2010

The airport in Tripoli is open.  Many international air carriers are increasing the number of seats available to respond to increasing demand for flights from Libya.  These include Egypt Air, Lufthansa, Austrian Air and others.  U.S. citizens wishing to depart Libya at this time should contact the airlines directly without delay.  U.S. citizens who require assistance in departing Libya should contact the U.S. State Department at 001-202-501-4444 or via email at or the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli at 091-220-5207.

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy is located in the Ben Ashour neighborhood on Jeraba Street behind the former Libyan-Swiss Clinic.  Our phone numbers are +218 (0)21-337-3250 during business hours or 091-220-5207 (after-hours number for emergencies involving U.S. citizens only).

All U.S. citizens in Libya are encouraged to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at the following website:  By enrolling, U.S. citizens make it easier for the Embassy to contact them in case of emergency.

For the latest security information, U.S. citizens living and traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs Internet web site at, where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Alerts, Travel Warnings, and health-information resources can be found.  Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the U.S. and Canada or, for callers in other areas by calling a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).