Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia

November 4, 2020

Location:  Liberia

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

COVID-19 tests are no longer administered at SKD Stadium.  U.S. citizens may obtain a COVID-19 test through the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) at the Union Center facility in Congotown,   From downtown Monrovia going toward the airport on Tubman Boulevard, pass Catholic Junction then turn right at Sophie Junction.  Call the Liberian hotline 4455 for details.

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.

For entry and exit requirements as of November 4, 2020, visit Embassy webpage on COVID-19.

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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