Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia

Location:  Liberia

Event: Liberia has confirmed COVID-19 within its borders.

Effective December 1, 2020, all non-exempt incoming and outgoing air travelers at Liberia’s Roberts International Airport will be tested for COVID-19.  For complete details of the new guidelines, including the cost of testing, go to the Ministry of Health (MOH) announcement.  The MOH guidelines are also available on the Embassy webpage on COVID-19.

Changes to entry and exit requirements may occur without warning.  Frequently monitor these  websites and check with your airlines for the latest arrival and departure testing requirements, including cost of tests.

A July 22 “Revised COVID-19 Declaration of National Health Emergency” promulgates public health laws and protocols to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in Liberia, such as the wearing of face masks in public and at government institutions, practicing social distancing, and washing hands.  In addition, the Declaration established capacity limits for banks, supermarkets, and public transportation.  Refer to the Ministry of Health announcement for full details.

For information about entry into the United States for U.S. citizens, please visit the U.S. Department of State website.  U.S. visa holders and lawful permanent residents should refer to the Department of Homeland Security for the latest travel restrictions that may apply to you, including the March 11 Presidential Proclamation implementing restrictions for travelers present in the Schengen area (which includes transiting via Brussels) within 14 days of attempted entry to the United States.  In addition, both non-immigrant and immigrant visa holders should be aware of the April 22 Presidential Proclamation  and the new June 22 Presidential Proclamation also on the DHS website.

If you choose to travel to Liberia despite the Department of State’s “reconsider travel” warning and plan to transit Europe from the United States, refer to for more information.

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