Moving to Libya

Those looking to relocate to Libya should take into consideration the current security issues faced by the country. They are still in a recovery phase from the violent outbreaks against Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi back in 2011. Although the conflict came to a halt, there is still a great amount of uncertainty throughout the country and some opposing sides still engage in conflict that can sometimes turn violent. The occurrences of these acts caused a few expats to depart from Libya but some of them have since returned. It’s important to engage in careful and close observation of how the country is engaging acts of peace to control the violence.

The Relocation

Most of those who relocate to Libya are stationed in Tripoli, Benghazi or Janzour. Zawia and Misurata are also common for expats to choose as relocation placements. Most who choose to move to Libya already have employment in place and usually with construction or hydrocarbon sectors. In light of all that is going on in Libya, it’s best that all formalities such as, visas, living accommodations, education and healthcare is all settled by a relocation company or the employer. There is also a great demand for educators in Libya, which brings several expats to the area that are skilled in that area.

A Conservative Society

Libya is a nation of Muslim belief that leads a very conservative lifestyle with limitations placed on several frivolous activities. Night entertainment is limited, dining out isn’t popular at all and there is a ban on alcohol. Needless to say, this is a very different society than what most expats are familiar with and will possibly require a great deal of adjustment. Those in search of a vivid country that is full of culture and luxurious opportunities, will not find it in Libya. Cities of the country are below.

  • Tripoli
  • Benghazi
  • Misratah
  • Tarhuna
  • Al Khums

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