Military Decree Banning Women From Traveling Abroad Alone Now Extended to Include Men.


  • The constitutional declaration issued on August 3 for the year 2011 and its amendments.
  • Law No. (40) of 1974 regarding service in the armed forces, and its amendments.
  • Law No. (10) for the year 2014 regarding the election of the House of Representatives.
  • Law No. (21) for the year 1991 regarding the general mobilization.
  • House of Representatives Resolution No. (20) for the year 2014 mandating the Speaker’s Office with the functions of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.
  • Decision of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces No. (40) for the Year 2014 Regarding the Declaration of a State of Alert and General Mobilisation, and the Appointment of a Military Governor in the Public Interest.
  • And Resolution No. (6) for the year 2017 on the prevention of travel.
    And for reasons of public interest.


Article 1
Repeal of Article (1) of Decree No. (6) for the year 2017 regarding the ban on Libyan women travelling abroad to be replaced with the following text:
Ban on Libyan males and females between the ages of (18 to 45) travelling out of the country without the prior consent of the relevant security authorities.”

Article 2
The substance of this decree is only as a regulatory procedure. The primary objective is to put in place essential checks to confront the external threat to the national security of our country, and therefore it does not affect in essence the rights and freedoms that are stipulated in existing legislation.

Article 3
Military Intelligence shall grant the necessary security clearance for military personnel in accordance with procedure; the Libyan intelligence agency is also responsible for granting security clearance to civil society organisations, as well as to employees of the agency; and the Public Investigations agency is also responsible for granting security clearance for employees of state-owned institutions, companies and public agencies, provided that an employment certificate is submitted and a security clearance is obtained for the person concerned upon submission of the required documents, and receives the results of the security survey thereon.

Article 4
Enforcement of this decree ends immediately after the announcement of the end of the state of alert and general mobilisation, and the disappearance of the reasons for it.

Article 5
This decree is to be enforced from the date of issuance and all contradicting provisions shall be superseded and is to be published in various media.


Major-General Abdul Razaq Hussein Juma Naduri
General Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces
Military Governor Derna — Bin Jawad

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