CAIRO: Egyptian citizens should exercise the utmost caution and care while travelling in Libya, in light of the security situation there, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a Saturday Statement.
Citizens should refer to Egypt’s diplomatic and consulate delegation in Tripoli and Benghazi in case of complaints or problems they encounter, the ministry added.
The ministry urged Egyptian citizens to travel to Libya only with valid visas and to travel by air.
The statement emphasized that Egyptian fishermen should respect the laws and sovereignty of other countries and not access their territorial waters without permission to avoid legal accountability and risking their lives.
Egyptian citizens travelling abroad should not carry prohibited drugs to avoid penalties that may reach several years in prison in some countries, the statement said.
Unidentified militants killed seven Egyptian citizens outside Benghazi on Feb. 24, and Egyptian trucks and drivers were seized several times in the past few months.
On Feb. 17, Saudi Arabia detained an Egyptian for hiding Tramadol, also known as Ultram, inside a pair of shoes, according to Wafd newspaper.
According to Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper, an Egyptian fisherman was killed on Friday when the fishing boat he was boarding did not respond to warning shots of the Saudi coastguards. A total of 80 Egyptian fishermen were arrested for infiltrating into the territorial waters of Saudi Arabia.
Originally published in Youm7.