This is one country that would be in the number one spot for the "do not travel" to umbrella, under any circumstances.
A country in the Maghreb region of North Africa, it has closed borders due to armed groups of one sort or another and airports that no planes leave from. Consular assistance by foreign governments for its citizens is nil and for those that insist on staying in Libya, it has been advised to hire your own personal security. Terrorist acts are frequent, especially on hotels and foreign investment interests with kidnappings and rape a frequent occurrence. The country is over run with Rambo like militias who think nothing of taking a life in an atmosphere of civil unrest and political bedlam.
Bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, Egypt, Sudan, Chad, Niger, Algeria and Tunisia, it is the 4th largest country in Africa and has the 10th largest oil reserves in the world. Over 1 million of Libya's 6 million population live in the capital of Tripoli. With a history spanning eons from the late Bronze Age where Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Persians and Egyptians have all ruled at some time, it was with the fall of the Western Roman Empire that the Vandals, the Spanish and subsequently Ottoman rule was established in 1551. Libya became an independent kingdom in 1951 with a military coup in 1969 that saw the rise of Muammar Gaddafi, until the Libyan Civil War of 2011. This is a country in total turmoil that refugees flee from and where human trafficking is rife.
After the fall of Colonel Gaddafi and with Sharia law being adopted, the Internet has become subject to fundamentalist laws where freedom of speech is definitely a "no no", with journalists and bloggers subject to assassinations, extortion and blackmail.
You probably won't find a coworking space in Libya, but browse through our interactive map below for an alternative.