The Maltese Consulate in Tripoli starts issuing several types of visas

The Maltese consulate in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, has started accepting tourist visa applications after being temporarily closed.

Furthermore, the Maltese authorities have confirmed that in addition to tourist visas, medical, education, business and family reunification visas are also available.

Such a decision was confirmed by Malta’s Ambassador to Libya, Charles Saliba, to the Libya Herald, reports

The Ambassador confirmed that visa fees are governed by European Union regulations; thus, the fee for a tourist visa will be 80€ for all people over 12 years old, while for children between 6 and 12 years old it will be 40€. Furthermore, the Ambassador pointed out that all fees would be payable in Libyan dinar equivalent.

Saliba pointed out that discussions are underway for visas to be issued from another city in Libya, Benghazi, while an agreement in this regard is expected to be reached in the coming weeks.

The Maltese ambassador stressed that the country would support Libya even under the current circumstances.

“This was only possible thanks to a collective effort with the Consul of Malta, Mr. Sandro Magro, and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs”, Saliba added.

Last year, the Maltese Embassy in Tripoli announced that it was starting to offer its services.

However, at the time, it was pointed out that due to the coronavirus situation, visas would only be granted for essential travel, as recommended by the Council of the European Union. In addition, travelers at the time were advised to adhere to the strict health restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus.

The spread of the Coronavirus and its new variants has led authorities in countries around the world to keep strict entry rules in place to prevent its spread. Maltese authorities have also imposed travel bans and other restrictions to protect the lives of citizens.

However, at present, the country’s authorities have started to relax the majority of the restrictions imposed due to the virus, opening their doors to a large number of internationals.

In addition to Malta, several European Union and Schengen visa application centers located abroad have started to resume their activities after ensuring that the epidemiological situation allows such a decision to be made.

Recently, outsourcing and technology company VFS Global announced in a statement that countries such as Slovenia, Germany, Portugal and Switzerland have reopened their visa application centers located in non-EU countries. EU.

In addition, other European Union countries are also planning to reopen many of their visa application centers located overseas to further facilitate the travel process.