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Foreign Exchange Guide to Libya

Read this currency guide to Libya with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/LYD=1.392]

Country Code:
Domestic Currency:
Libyan Dinar
Symbol - Code:
ل.د LYD
Telephone Prefix:

This is a foreign exchange guide to Libya, the Libyan Dinar currency plus LYD transfers and travel tips.

In this Libya currency guide we take a look at :

  1. Libyan Dinar info - general info about the Libyan Dinar
  2. Libyan Dinar in the markets - recent LYD moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Libya - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Libyan Dinar cash online - travel money for Libya
  5. Sending money to Libya - save on Libyan Dinar bank transfers to Libya
  6. Libyan Dinar exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.

Libyan Dinar (LYD) general currency information

What is the Libyan Dinar currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Libyan Dinar is LYD and the symbol is ل.د.

Is the Libyan Dinar a closed currency?

Yes the Libyan Dinar is a closed currency. Which means that you may find it difficult to purchase the currency (LYD) before departure and will probably need to buy it upon arrival. If you do manage to buy some of the currency or have some left over from a previous trip, make sure you are aware if you are allowed to bring this closed currency into the country.

For more information and a full list of closed currencies please refer to our guide: What is a closed currency?

Which countries use the Libyan Dinar?

It is the domestic currency in Libya.

Libyan Dinar (LYD) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to LYD exchange rate for the previous 3 months with rate alerts for days when the exchange rate moved up or down significantly or for 30 day highs and lows.

USD-LYD 3 Month chart
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Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Libya


Travel money for Libya


As mentioned above, the Libyan Dinar is a closed currency. Which means that you may find it difficult (or be permitted) to purchase the currency (LYD) before departure and will need to buy it upon arrival in Libya.

For these types of destinations, using a pre-paid travel card is a good solution. As no travel cards support loading closed currencies like the LYD you will incur currency conversion or foreign transaction fees if you use a travel money card in Libya.

However, using a pre-paid travel card is still a good idea as you can avoid ATM fees and also you can avoid using (and losing!) your main bank or debit/credit card.


Libya Trip Checklist    

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Sending money to Libya

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Libya you need to start with finding out the latest Libyan Dinar foreign-transfer exchange rate.

Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save (we make that calculation easy here).

Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Libya

When sending money to Libya it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :

  1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
  2. You specify the local or Libyan Dinar amount you want to transfer
  3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
  4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted LYD amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Libya.

Use our Send to LYD calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Libyan Dinar deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


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LYD/USD - Libyan Dinar to United States Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.71801 Week
15 Mar 20190.72201 Month
16 Oct 20180.72326 Months
14 Apr 20180.75471 Year
14 Apr 20170.70232 Years
15 Apr 20140.80645 Years
16 Apr 20090.772110 Years

LYD/EUR - Libyan Dinar to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.64001 Week
15 Mar 20190.63701 Month
16 Oct 20180.62476 Months
14 Apr 20180.61161 Year
14 Apr 20170.66182 Years
15 Apr 20140.58375 Years
16 Apr 20090.585710 Years

LYD/GBP - Libyan Dinar to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.55071 Week
15 Mar 20190.54251 Month
16 Oct 20180.54846 Months
14 Apr 20180.52991 Year
14 Apr 20170.56102 Years
15 Apr 20140.48215 Years
16 Apr 20090.517910 Years

LYD/JPY - Libyan Dinar to Japanese Yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 201980.20651 Week
15 Mar 201980.45171 Month
16 Oct 201881.24386 Months
14 Apr 201881.01511 Year
14 Apr 201776.26222 Years
15 Apr 201482.10425 Years
16 Apr 200976.562910 Years

LYD/AUD - Libyan Dinar to Australian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20191.01121 Week
15 Mar 20191.01831 Month
16 Oct 20181.01306 Months
14 Apr 20180.97201 Year
14 Apr 20170.92642 Years
15 Apr 20140.86205 Years
16 Apr 20091.072810 Years

LYD/CAD - Libyan Dinar to Canadian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.96021 Week
15 Mar 20190.96341 Month
16 Oct 20180.93556 Months
14 Apr 20180.95221 Year
14 Apr 20170.93602 Years
15 Apr 20140.88545 Years
16 Apr 20090.931610 Years

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