Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

Location:  Liberia

Event: Liberia has confirmed COVID-19 within its borders.  On May 22, 2020, the President of Liberia announced a two-week extension of restrictions intended to halt the spread of COVID-19 in the country.  The State of Emergency (SOE), initially announced on April 8 and subsequently updated, includes travel restrictions for all Liberian counties.  Movement between counties is prohibited except for Montserrado County and Margibi County, which the SOE regards as a single unit.  Details and updates on the SOE and current closures are available at the Executive Mansion website.

Prior to the March 23 closure of Roberts International Airport, the government of Liberia implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures.  Visit the website of the Liberian Ministry of Health for details on these measures.  Note that travelers from the United States are subject to quarantine.

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 (“Do Not Travel”) Health Advisory for COVID-19.

The Department of State and U.S. Embassy Monrovia have limited availability on a charter flight for U.S. citizens to travel to Dulles International Airport near Washington D.C. on Tuesday, June 2.  Unless you receive an email from the U.S. Embassy confirming you have a seat on the flight, please do not come to the Embassy or the airport.  Only those with email confirmation will be permitted to enter the airport and board the plane.

All passengers at a later date will need to reimburse the U.S. Government for the flight.  You must sign a promissory note for approximately $1,670 before boarding.  You will be responsible for all of your own arrangements and costs after your arrival at Dulles International Airport, including but not limited to lodging, any additional flights to your final destination, and ground transportation.  The exact departure time and routing are subject to change.  Luggage will be limited to two bags per person and one small carry-on item; the maximum weight of all items together is 50 pounds.

If you are a lawful permanent resident (“green card holder”) who has signed or provided information for a promissory note but has not been confirmed on an evacuation flight, it is because U.S. citizens continue to be prioritized on the flights per Department of State guidance.  If space is available, we will accommodate green card holders.

Actions to Take:  

  • If you are interested in possibly traveling on this flight, please complete the form here.  If you have already emailed this information, please DO NOT send it again.  Please do not call or come to the Embassy; we will email you if you are confirmed for a seat on the flight.
  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
  • For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on for the latest information.
  • Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
  • Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Liberia.
  • Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States