Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia (June 29, 2021)

Liberia – Level 4: Do Not Travel Do not travel to Liberia due to COVID-19.  Exercise increased caution due to crime. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Liberia due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia (June 18, 2021)

Location:  Monrovia, Liberia Event:  On June 18, 2021, the Ministry of Health revised its COVID-19 National Guidelines due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases being reported in Liberia.  The new guidelines include, but are not limited to, the following: Passengers who have been present in India, Pakistan, or Bangladesh within the last 14 days …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

Location: Monrovia, Liberia   Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia has received a report that Liberian Emergency Response Units are responding to a security incident involving firearms near the former Liberian social security center near 14th Street and Tubman Boulevard.  There is no indication the situation involves or is directed at American citizens, however,  Embassy …

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Health Alert: U. S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia (May 15, 2021)

Location: Monrovia, Liberia Event: The U.S. Embassy received reports that the Liberian Ministry of Health updated its protocols for incoming travelers at Roberts International Airport: In addition to being tested for COVID-19 upon arrival, all travelers must now present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result upon arrival, regardless of vaccination status. For the complete travel protocol, …

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Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia (April 22, 2021)

Liberia – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution Exercise increased caution in Liberia due to crime. Read the  Department of State’s COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for Liberia due to COVID-19, indicating a low level of COVID-19 in the country. Visit the  Embassy’s COVID-19 page  for more information on COVID-19 …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia (April 15, 2021)

Location:  Monrovia, Liberia Event:  The Ministry of Health reports COVID-19 vaccines are available at the following locations: SOS Medical Clinic, St. Joseph Catholic Hospital, ELWA Hospital, JFK Hospital, Redemption Hospital, JDJ Hospital, 14 Military Hospital, and a mobile unit. Monitor local news and the Ministry of Health website for updates and information on the mobile unit location, or contact …

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Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia

Location:  Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event:   Effective January 26, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel or provide a positive test …

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Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

Location: Monrovia, Liberia Event:  Travelers should be aware that it may be difficult to obtain cash from banks in Liberia and should plan accordingly.  Liberia’s banking sector has experienced a growing shortage of cash – both U.S. and Liberian dollars – over the last several months.  As a consequence, it is difficult to obtain adequate cash …

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Demonstation Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia

Location: Monrovia, Liberia Event:  National elections are scheduled for Tuesday, December 8, 2020.  During the election season frequent demonstrations and rallies, both planned and spontaneous, are likely, and there is a heightened risk of violence.  Rallies are planned for Saturday and Sunday, December 5 and 6 and may disrupt traffic in the greater Monrovia area. …

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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 …

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 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 …

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Travel Advisory: Liberia – Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Reconsider travel to Liberia due to COVID-19.  Exercise increased caution due to upcoming elections and crime. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Liberia due to COVID-19. Liberia has resumed airport operations.  Business operations have also resumed as have schools for grades six through twelve.  Other improved conditions …

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Demonstation Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia

Location: Monrovia, Liberia Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia has received reports of a protest in the vicinity of the Guinean Embassy in the Sinkor area of Monrovia; gunfire also has been reported.  U.S. Embassy personnel have been instructed avoid the area, or to shelter in place if they are in the Sinkor area until …

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Liberia – Level 3: Reconsider Travel   

Reconsider travel to Liberia due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Liberia due to COVID-19. Liberia has resumed airport operations and re-opened its borders.  Business operations have also resumed as have schools for grades six through twelve.  Other improved conditions have been reported …

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Absentee Voting Week is September 27-October 4

Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In some states voter  registration  and ballot request deadlines for the November 2020 are as early as October 5th. Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee …

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Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia

Location: Monrovia, Liberia Event: The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia has received reports of multiple demonstrations and/or political gatherings expected from August 24 – 27 in various points across greater Monrovia, including West Point north of the embassy, the Vamoma House in Sinkor, and the Foreign Ministry on Capitol Hill; the routes could expand to include …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated:  07/30/2021 ***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of departure.  Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days …

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Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia

Location: Monrovia, Liberia Event: The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia has received reports of a possible political parade this afternoon in greater Monrovia and at/around the headquarters of the National Elections Commission on 9th Street in Monrovia. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas surrounding the parade locations.  Even peaceful gatherings may turn violent. Avoid large crowds. Be …

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Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia (August 11, 2020)

Location:  Liberia Event:  Liberia has confirmed COVID-19 within its borders.  On August 8, the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) published a COVID-19 testing requirement for travelers departing Liberia but the information was removed on August 10.  Travelers should monitor  NPHIL  and the  Ministry of Health  on-line sites for changes to the departure policy. Exiting Liberia: In addition to monitoring  NPHIL  and the  Ministry of Health

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Travel Advisory: U.S. Embassy Monrovia Travel Advisory Update

Liberia – Level 3: Reconsider Travel Reconsider travel to Liberia due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Liberia due to COVID-19. Liberia’s State of Emergency has expired.  Some transportation options and business operations have resumed; land borders remain closed except to limited commercial traffic.  Visit …

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Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia

Location:  Liberia Event:  Liberia has confirmed COVID-19 within its borders.  On August 8, the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) published a  COVID-19 testing requirement for travelers departing Liberia . Exiting Liberia: Individuals departing Liberia by land, sea, or air must follow  NPHIL procedures for COVID-19 testing at least 72 hours before the date of travel. In addition, travelers departing Liberia from Roberts International Airport should follow procedures below, as published June 27 by the  Ministry of Information, Culture, and Tourism : All …

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Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia

Location:   Liberia Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia has no greater priority than the safety and security of U.S. citizens and reminds travelers that the Department of State’s Global Level 4 (“Do Not Travel”) Health Advisory for COVID-19 remains in effect.  Liberia has confirmed COVID-19 within its borders. The  Ministry of Health  announced a “ Revised COVID-19 Declaration of National Health Emergency ” on July 22 that promulgates public …

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ALERT: U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

Location:   Liberia Event: Liberia has confirmed COVID-19 within its borders.  The President of Liberia  ended the State of Emergency  on July 21, 2020.  The  Ministry of Health  announced a “ Revised COVID-19 Declaration of National Health Emergency ” on July 22 that promulgates public health laws and protocols to curtail the spread of COVID-19, such as the wearing of face masks in public and at government institutions, practicing social distancing, and washing …

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Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

Location: Monrovia, Liberia Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia has received reports of possible demonstrations today around the Capitol Building, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the U.S. Embassy regarding certain local environmental challenges. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas surrounding the demonstration locations.  Even peaceful demonstrations may turn violent. Avoid large crowds. Be aware …

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Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia

Location:  Liberia Event: Liberia has confirmed COVID-19 within its borders.  On June 22, 2020, the President of Liberia announced  a 30-day extension , with some revisions, to the precautionary measures intended to halt the spread of COVID-19 in the country.  Details and updates on the restrictions and current closures are available at the  Executive Mansion website . The President’s announcement states Roberts International Airport …

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Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

Location:  Liberia Event: Liberia has confirmed COVID-19 within its borders.  On June 22, 2020, the President of Liberia announced  a 30-day extension , with some revisions, to the precautionary measures intended to halt the spread of COVID-19 in the country.  Details and updates on the restrictions and current closures are available at the  Executive Mansion website . The President’s announcement states Roberts International …

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Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

Location:  Liberia Event: Liberia has confirmed COVID-19 within its borders.  On June 5, 2020, the President of Liberia announced a two-week extension , with some revisions, to the precautionary measures intended to halt the spread of COVID-19 in the country.  Details and updates on the restrictions and current closures are available at the Executive Mansion website . The President’s announcement states …

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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 …

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Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

Location:  Liberia Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia has no greater priority than the safety and security of U.S. citizens.  We have received requests for information regarding repatriation; our team is working to identify transportation options for U.S. citizens seeking to return to the United States.  At this time, there is no confirmed flight. If an …

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Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia

Event:  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 Friday, May 8. 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 …

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Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia

Location:  Liberia Event:  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 Friday, May 8. 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 …

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Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia

Location:  Liberia Event:  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 Sunday, April 26. 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 …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

Location:  Liberia Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia has no greater priority than the safety and security of U.S. citizens.  We have received numerous requests for information regarding repatriation; our team is working to identify transportation options for U.S. citizens seeking to return to the United States.  At this time, there is no confirmed flight. If …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

April 9, 2020 Location:  Liberia Event:  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 Friday, April 10. Unless you receive an email from the U.S. Embassy confirming your flight, please do not come to the Embassy or the airport.    …

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Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

April 7, 2020 Location:  Liberia Event:  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 Wednesday, April 8. Unless you receive an email from the U.S. Embassy confirming your flight, please do not come to the Embassy or the airport.  Only …

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Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia (April 5, 2020) Location:  Liberia Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia has no greater priority than the safety and security of U.S. citizens.  We have received numerous requests for repatriation flights to the United States, and our team is working tirelessly to identify transportation options for U.S. citizens seeking to return …

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Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia (March 30, 2020)

Location:  Liberia Event:  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 Wednesday, April 1. All passengers will need to reimburse the U.S. Government for the flight at a later date.  You must sign a promissory note for approximately $1,300 before …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia (March 27, 2020)

Location: Liberia Event:The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia has no greater priority than the safety and security of U.S. citizens. We have received numerous requests for repatriation flights to the United States, and our team is working tirelessly to identify transportation options for U.S. citizens seeking to return to the United States.  At the moment, there are …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia (March 25, 2020)

Location:  Liberia  Event: The Department of State and U.S. Embassy Monrovia have very limited availability for U.S. citizens on a charter medical flight which will depart Roberts International Airport at approximately midnight tonight and fly to Dulles International Airport near Washington D.C.  Priority consideration will be given to older adults, people with underlying health conditions (such as diabetes …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia (March 25, 2020)

Location:  Liberia  Event: The Department of State and U.S. Embassy Monrovia have very limited availability for U.S. citizens on a charter medical flight which will depart Roberts International Airport at approximately midnight tonight and fly to Dulles International Airport near Washington D.C.  Priority consideration will be given to older adults, people with underlying health conditions (such …

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Health Alert –  U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

(March 22, 2020) Location:  Liberia Event:  The Liberian government has confirmed three cases of COVID-19 in the country. On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure of U.S. personnel and family members from any diplomatic or consular post in the world who have been medically determined to be at higher risk of a poor outcome …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia (March 17, 2020)

Location:  Liberia  Event:   On March 17, the Liberian government announced two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country. The government of Liberia has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.  Persons entering …

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Security Alert– U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia (February 13, 2020)

Location: Decreased availability of gasoline across Liberia Event:  Queues are forming at gasoline stations in and around Monrovia due to a shortage of gasoline.  There appears to be very little commercially-available gasoline available outside the capital region.  U.S. citizens traveling to Liberia may encounter delays, congestion, and heightened tensions at gasoline stations; delays could affect …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Monrovia (January 8, 2020)

Location: Liberia Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. Out of an abundance of caution, U.S. Embassy personnel are instructed to maintain a heightened level of awareness. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia (January 6, 2020)

Location:   Central Monrovia and Mamba Point areas. Event:  The U.S. Embassy has received reports of civil disturbance in central Monrovia and in the vicinity of Mamba Point.  There is a heavy police presence moving in the direction of Mamba Point, and there have been teargas and a water cannon fired at demonstrators.  Embassy personnel are …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia (January 6, 2020)

Location: Demonstrations are possible in the greater Monrovia area. Event: Demonstrations could take place January 6 on different issues facing Liberians.  A heavy police presence and/or road closures are possible. Actions to Take: Monitor local media for updates. Avoid the areas of the demonstration; even events intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate …

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Demonstration Alert (December 30, 2019)

Location:   Demonstrations are planned in the greater Monrovia area. Event:  Demonstrations are expected to take place on December 30.  Multiple groups are expected to demonstrate on different issues facing Liberians in various areas of Monrovia.  A heavy police presence and/or road closures are possible. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstration; even events intended …

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Civil Disturbance Alert: US Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

Location:  Congo Town, Monrovia Event:  The U.S. Embassy is aware of reports that Tubman Blvd is blocked in both directions in Congo Town, Monrovia due to a civil disturbance. There is traffic congestion and a heavy police presence in the area. All U.S. citizens are advised to avoid civil disturbances and to monitor local media …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia (31 July, 2019) Location: Sinkor/Congo Town Monrovia, Liberia Event: There are reports of civil disturbance in the area of Sinkor/ Congo Town in Monrovia on Tubman Blvd near the Coalition for Democratic Change and Liberty Party Headquarters. All U.S. citizens are advised to avoid civil disturbances and to monitor local media to remain informed of developments as they occur. …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

Location: Monrovia-Kakata highway, Liberia Event: A demonstration is taking place today, Monday, June 24, 2019, near the Fifteen Gate community on the Monrovia-Kakata highway.  Protesters are calling for justice in the alleged murder of two children some weeks ago.  The protesters have reportedly blocked the Monrovia-Ganta Highway at Kingsville #7, which is one mile from …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

Location: Capitol Hill Area, Monrovia, Liberia Event: A demonstration is expected to take place on Friday, June 7, 2019, beginning in the morning and possibly continuing the next day.  A group known as The Council of Patriots is organizing the demonstration. U.S. government personnel have been advised to avoid the area, including rescheduling flights in …

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Demonstration Alert: U. S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

Location: Starting outside the U.S. Embassy on Benson Street, proceeding through downtown Monrovia. Event: A demonstration is expected to take place on the morning of Monday, September 24, 2018, time TBD, starting outside the U.S. Embassy on Benson Street and proceeding through downtown Monrovia. U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid those areas. Actions to …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia, May 5, 2018

Due to the concern for possible violence in the vicinity of the West African Football Union youth football tournament at Samuel K. Doe (SKD) Stadium today, we advise that U.S. citizens avoid the area for their own safety.  The event is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. local time. Even events intended to be peaceful can turn …

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