The Italian Embassy in Libya has confirmed an increase in applications for visas by 11% compared to last year, which is linked to the resumption of direct flights between Libya and Italy.

The Italian Embassy in Libya stated on its X platform page that Ambassador Gianluca Alberini visited the headquarters of the visa agency run by the Italian company “Almaviva” in the capital, Tripoli, on Thursday.

At the end of last September, the first flight to the Italian capital, Rome, was launched from Mitiga Airport in the capital, Tripoli, after a 10-year hiatus.