Monday, February 25, 2013
We joined NATO in taking "democracy" to dictator Gadhafi's country and then ............
Travel advisory from the Government of Canada:
Last Updated Date: February 18, 2013 10:11 ET
Still Valid Date: February 25, 2013 20:27 ET
Latest Updates: The Security tab was updated – the information on potential demonstrations February 15 to 17 has been removed.
The decision to travel is your responsibility. You are also responsible for your personal safety abroad. The Government of Canada takes the safety and security of Canadians abroad very seriously and provides credible and timely information in its Travel Advice. In the event of a crisis situation that requires evacuation, the Government of Canada’s policy is to provide safe transportation to the closest safe location. The Government of Canada will assist you in leaving a country or a region as a last resort, when all means of commercial or personal transportation have been exhausted. This service is provided on a cost-recovery basis. Onward travel is at your personal expense. Situations vary from one location to another, and there may be constraints on government resources that will limit the ability of the Government of Canada to provide assistance, particularly in countries or regions where the potential for violent conflict or political instability is high...........
.........Laws & Culture
You are subject to local laws. Consult our Arrest and Detention FAQ for more information.
Illegal or restricted activities
Do not criticize the country, its leadership or religion. Harsh penalties may be imposed.
Homosexual activity and sexual relations outside of marriage are illegal......
.....Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada advises against non-essential travel to Libya due to the fragile political situation and the threat of terrorism in the region..........
.....Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada advises against all travel to Benghazi, Bani Walid and the regions of Sabha and Kufra due to the unpredictable security situation.
There is a heightened risk of terrorism throughout Libya, including in Benghazi. Terrorist attacks could occur at any time and could target areas frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers. Canadians in Benghazi are urged to leave immediately.
The Embassy of Canada in Libya’s ability to provide consular services to Canadian citizens in Benghazi, Bani Walid, and the Kufra district is extremely limited, due to continuing political instability and violence.
Consult the Security tab for more information....