FCO urges British nationals to leave Benghazi
LONDON, United-Kingdom, January 24, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – FCO Travel Advice urges British nationals to leave Benghazi in response to specific threat to Westerners.
Since September 2012, the Foreign Office has clearly advised against all travel to Benghazi and all areas of Libya, with the exception of Tripoli, Zuwara, Az Zawiya, al Khums, Zlitan and Misrata, and the coastal towns from Ras Lanuf to the Egyptian Border.
We are now aware of a specific and imminent threat to Westerners in Benghazi, and urge any British nationals who remain there against our advice to leave immediately. We have updated our Travel Advice to reflect this. The British Embassy in Tripoli has been in contact with British Nationals for whom we have contact details to alert them to the Advice.
Our new travel advice for Libya is found at http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/middle-east-north-africa/libya. We will keep our Travel Advice under constant review. We cannot comment further on the nature of the threat at this time.
United Kingdom – Ministry of Foreign Affairs