By Libya Herald reporter.
Tunis, 7 December 2015:
Jordan is to follow Turkey in introducing visas for Libyans visiting the country. The new . . .[restrict]regulation will come into effect on 15 December. The news was leaked today on social media through a copy of the letter informing the Libyan embassy in Amman..
The decision reflects growing concern in Jordan at the spread of lawlessness and criminality in Libya as well as the rise of the so-called Islamic State. Amman has until now insisted that it would do everything to help Libya rebuild, and in particular train Libyans in the security sector. Jordan has also been a major destination for Libyans seeking medical treatment although that has tailed off considerably in the past couple of years.
The move means that, the only countries in the region now accepting Libyans without visas are Tunisia, Algeria and Sudan. Egypt does not require visas for Libyan women or from Libyan males under 15 years of age or over 60.
Turkey started visas for Libyans in September. [/restrict]