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U.S. Might Not Prevent Travel to Libya

Ahead of an upcoming deadline, the United States may depart from its customary full-year extension of a two-decade old policy that attempts to prevent Americans from traveling to Libya, Bush administration officials say. Instead, the officials say a much shorter extension — possibly 90 days — is possible to reflect changed circumstances. Whatever the length of the extension, the policy would be reviewed at its conclusion. The administration must make a decision by Nov. 24, otherwise the ban expires automatically. The prohibition does not forbid travel by Americans to Libya but rather use of American passports for such travel. It was first imposed by the Reagan administration out of concern that Americans who travel to Libya might be in danger because of the country’s hostile attitude toward the United States. Full Story

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