Last updated: 06/27/2022
The Liberian Ministry of Health updated its Traveler’s Protocol dated 18 April 2022. Effective immediately, no COVID test is required to enter Liberia. However, all travelers aged 18 and over must show proof of vaccination upon arrival. Those without proof of vaccination will be returned to their country of embarkation. Refer to the Traveler’s Protocol for details.
*** Effective Sunday, June 12 at 12:01 a.m. EDT, the CDC rescinded its Order requiring all airline or other aircraft passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 to board any aircraft destined to the United States from a foreign country. Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect. For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.
Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.
- 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. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC’s specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.
- The Department of State has issued a Level 2 Travel Advisory (Exercise Increased Caution) for Liberia due to crime and civil unrest.
On December 13, 2021, the Ministry of Health revised its COVID-19 National Guidelines. Refer to the complete COVID-19 National Guidelines on the Ministry of Health website.
- Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Liberia? Yes
- If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes
- COVID-19 testing is available at the Union Center in Sophia, Congo Town, Monrovia from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days per week. Testing for travelers going to the United States costs $75 USD; testing is free of charge for non-travelers.
- Free COVID-19 testing is also available on a limited basis at JFK hospital. Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entry is through the gate on Payne Street and 20th Street. Please go early as capacity is limited. Testing is free of charge for non-travelers only.
- Test results are available at http://www.liberiacovidresult.org.
- For additional information, refer to the Traveler Protocols.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
- Has the government of Liberia approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
- Are vaccines available in Liberia for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
- Vaccines are subject to supply availability.
- Which vaccines are available in Liberia? AstraZeneca, Pfizer and/or Johnson & Johnson. Vaccines are available at GSA, Jahmale Medical Solution, the UN clinic, JFK Hospital and Central Ministry of Health facility.
- The Ministry of Health reports COVID-19 vaccines are available at various facilities in Liberia: Ministry of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet (Released August 3, 2021). Monitor local news and the Ministry of Health website for updates and for the mobile unit location or contact the clinic or hospital directly for more details.
- Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
- The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
Entry and Exit Requirements
- Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
- Upon arrival at the airport in Liberia, all incoming travelers must present a negative PCR or RDT COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of departure for Liberia, regardless of vaccination status. Refer to the Ministry of Health’s Traveler’s Protocol.
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
- The Ministry of Health requires proof of vaccination upon entry to Liberia. Refer to the Traveler’s Protocol.
- A negative COVID-19 test result is required to exit Liberia. Refer to the Ministry of Health’s Traveler Protocols. If the link to the online certificates does not work, cut and paste it into a browser (https://liberiacovidtravel.org/). Check with your airline for their testing requirements or requirements for your destination.
- Only ticketed passengers will be allowed entry into the airport.
- All passengers should arrive four hours before check-in time.
- Residents and tourists in Liberia should contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for questions regarding visa extensions.
- Is a curfew in place? No
- Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
- Are commercial flights operating? Yes
- Is public transportation operating? Yes
- Refer to the National Guidelines for requirements for using public transportation.
Fines for Non-Compliance
The National Guidelines state that any person who violates the guidelines shall be, upon conviction, subject to a fine not exceeding $200 USD or imprisonment not exceeding 30 days, or both fine and imprisonment.
The Ministry of Health announced on December 29, 2021, that anyone found with a counterfeit COVID-19 travel certificate will be fined $250. In addition, travel will be denied until new testing fees are paid, a negative result obtained, and the passport has been retrieved from the testing center.
- Routine services for U.S. citizens have resumed. Visit the U.S. Citizen Services section of this website for details on services and appointment information.
- A limited number of routine non-immigrant visa appointments are being seen, including students and B1B2s.
- A limited number of DNA appointments are being scheduled. You will be contacted if your case can be scheduled.
- Immigrant visa appointments have resumed. For complete details of current visa processing, visit our visa page.
- Liberian Ministry of Health
- Liberian Ministry of Health Facebook page
- National Public Health Institute of Liberia
- National Public Health Institute of Liberia Facebook page
- Ministry of Health Travel Certificate Request Form
- Ministry of Information, Culture, and Tourism Facebook page
- Executive Mansion website
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