Loading articles...

Egypt ends unrestricted entry for Libyan travellers, imposes visa requirement

CAIRO, Egypt – Egypt has ended unrestricted entry for Libyan nationals and has imposed visa requirements for Libyan travellers.

The new regulation went into effect Saturday, causing confusion at Cairo’s international airport as dozens of Libyans landing from European countries were denied entry and sent back.

Capt. Ayman Nasr, who heads the state-owned Egypt Air, says authorities failed to notify airlines of the new regulation before travellers boarded planes at various airports in Europe.

Tens of thousands of Libyans fled their country’s civil war by crossing into Egypt after Moammar Gadhafi violently cracked down on a popular uprising.

Many returning Libyans seek to go to the eastern, rebel-held half of country through Egypt.

Latest Traffic & Weather
680 NEWS TRAFFIC @680NEWStraffic 680 News Traffic Twitter verified icon
Updated Today at 07:52 PM
#WB409 ramp to Kipling is now OPEN
Latest Traffic
680 NEWS WEATHER @680NEWSweather 
Updated Today at 03:11 AM
Good Tuesday morning! Some flurries with gusty west wind today #Toronto GTA. Tune in for traffic and weather togeth…
Latest Weather