“Reopening Libya’s Land Borders with Egypt”


The authorities at the Sallum-Musa’id crossing between Libya and Egypt announced that they will continue to work normally with regards to travellers going through the land border.
The authorities revealed that the crossing will be closed from Monday to the end of the Eid al-Adha period, while the gate will reopen next week with travel operations returning to the way they were before.

The Libyan Ministry of Health had opened a “Covid-19” laboratory in the municipality of Musa’id last May to receive samples of suspected cases of coronavirus, and the ministry’s media office said that the new laboratory would shorten the testing time, as it would itself conduct a coronavirus analysis instead of sending samples to the laboratories of the Health Ministry.

This step was part of a series of precautionary and preventive measures taken by the Supreme Committee through the Ministry of Health to counter the spread of the coronavirus, with the aim of quickly providing services to stranded citizens and returnees from abroad.