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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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Student Protest and Traffic Congestion

U.S. Embassy Monrovia informs U.S. citizens that a student protest is currently taking place near the University of Liberia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. There are reports of tires being burned on the road across from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  Heavy congestion and traffic delays are expected until the protesters disperse.  U.S. government ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: December 26 Presidential Run-off Election

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Liberia that Liberia’s National Elections Commission has announced that the Presidential run-off election will be held on Tuesday, December 26. Rallies, demonstrations, or protests could occur with little notice.  Any large event could provide an opportunity for criminal elements or terrorists to target participants ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Political Demonstration

U.S. Embassy Monrovia informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is currently gathering near the National Elections Commission headquarters on Tubman Boulevard in Sinkor.  Heavy congestion and traffic delays are expected on Tubman Boulevard and the surrounding areas. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Avoid areas of demonstrations, and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: October 10 Elections

The U.S. Embassy alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Liberia that Liberia’s National Elections Commission has announced that the first round of Presidential and legislative elections will be held on Tuesday, October 10 with a second round in early November if a presidential run-off is needed. Rallies, demonstrations, or protests could occur with ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Political Rallies and Traffic Congestion on October 6 and 7, 2017

U.S. Embassy Monrovia informs U.S. citizens that political rallies are expected to take place in Monrovia on Friday and Saturday, October 6 and 7. The Congress for Democratic Change, Alternative National Congress, and Unity Party will be demonstrating in support of their candidates for President and Vice President of Liberia. Heavy congestion and traffic delays ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Non-Ebola Related Deaths from Illness in Greenville/Sinoe County

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that health authorities in Liberia have ruled out the possibility of Ebola relating to an illness that has killed ten people in Greenville/Sinoe County and one person in Montserrado County.  Eight individuals are currently undergoing medical treatment.  Liberia’s Chief Medical Officer confirmed that while laboratory tests of the specimens ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Confirmed Cases of Ebola Virus Disease

On November 20, the Liberian Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed that three cases of Ebola Virus Disease were found in Montserrado County.  According to the MOH the three confirmed cases are confined to a single family.  Representatives from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization ), and experts in viral diseases are assisting ...
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Security Messages for U.S. Citizens: Confirmed Case of Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia

On June 29, the Liberian Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed that a case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) was found in Lower Margibi County.  Representatives from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USAID Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), and experts in viral diseases are assisting the MOH with case identification, reporting, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential Evictions, Possible Riots in Gardnersville Township

The U.S. Embassy has received reports of  possible evictions scheduled for Friday, June 5, 2015.  These may take place in Gardnersville Township in the area around the refinery at L.P.R. Compound on Somalia Drive.  These events have the potential to lead to protests or possible riots.  There could be a strong likelihood of crowds and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Riots in Paynesville/ELWA/Red Light Areas

The U.S. Embassy has received reports that the rioting which occurred yesterday in the Red Light and ELWA Junction areas is currently under control.  The Embassy continues to urge U.S. citizens to remain vigilant – staying aware of their surroundings and avoiding large groups or demonstrations whenever possible. We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens enroll ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Riots in Paynesville/ELWA/Red Light Areas

The U.S. Embassy has received reports of rioting in the Red Light District, in recent hours, which has reportedly spread to the ELWA Junction area of Monrovia.  Due to growing security concerns, the Embassy strongly urges all U.S. citizens to avoid those areas until further notice. We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens enroll in the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Senatorial Elections

Senatorial elections will be held on Saturday December 20, 2014. Election candidates are expected to hold campaign events beginning Monday December 15 through 6:00pm on Friday December 19.  Provisional election results are expected to be announced early in the week of December 22. While regulations in place prohibit large gatherings, these restrictions will be largely ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Quarantine of the West Point Community and Curfew

On August 19, the Government of Liberia established a quarantine for the West Point community in Monrovia, and for Dolo Town in Margibi County due to confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease. The quarantine restricts movement in or out of these areas. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the quarantined areas. The Government of Liberia ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Warning

Due to the increase in demand for routine U.S. citizen services – including those associated with passports, visa pages, notary requests, and consular report of birth abroad applications – an appointment system has been instituted to provide efficient service and to avoid long wait times. Walk-in hours for routine U.S. citizen services are no longer ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever

The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia has been advised that a woman confirmed to have Ebola has traveled to the Firestone Plantation Camp in Monrovia.  The woman at Firestone contracted Ebola while caring for her sister who died of Ebola in Foya, Lofa County, Liberia.  She was at Foya under observation in isolation, but unfortunately left ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever In Guinea

On March 24, the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia posted a message on reported cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Guinea. At that time, the Government of Guinea confirmed the presence of the Ebola virus in the Nzérékoré (Guinee Forestiere) region, mostly in the administrative district of Gueckedo and in the town of Macenta.  Symptoms include ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever In Guinea – Warden Message To U.S. Citizens

The Government of Guinea has confirmed the presence of the Ebola virus in the Nzérékoré (Guinee Forestiere) region, mostly in the administrative district of Gueckedo and in the town of Macenta.  Symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, a high fever and heavy bleeding.  To date there have been recorded 80 cases in Guinea with 59 fatalities.  No ...
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