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COVID-19 Information 

Last updated:   04/23/2021 

***  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 preceding travel.  Check the CDC website for additional information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information 

  • The Ministry of Health announced a “Revised COVID-19 Declaration of National Health Emergency” on July 22, 2020, 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 hands.  In addition, the Declaration established capacity limits for banks, supermarkets, and public transportation.  Refer to the Ministry of Health announcement for full details. 

COVID-19 Testing 

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Liberia Yes 
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours?  Yes 
    • Test results are usually available after three calendars days; for example, test results for samples collected on Tuesday would be received on Friday.  Test results may be delayed based on workload and availability of testing supplies.  
  • 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 costs $75 USD; testing is free of charge for non-travelers.   
  • Test results are available at 
  • For additional information, refer to the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Testing Protocol for Travelers. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information: 

  • Has the government of Liberia approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Liberia? Yes
  • Which vaccines are available in Liberia? AstraZeneca
  • 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.
  • 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 for the mobile unit location or contact the clinic or hospital directly for more details.

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?  No 
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry?  Yes 
    • Travelers will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival at the traveler’s expense.  Refer to the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Testing Protocol for Travelers.
    • Incoming travelers will have a mandatory temperature check. 
    • All passengers are required to wear a face mask and wash their hands. 
    • 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. 

Movement Restrictions 

  • Is a curfew in place?  No 
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel?  No 

Quarantine Information  

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine?  No 
    • Refer to the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Testing Protocol for Travelers.  Travelers who test positive for COVID-19 upon arrival will undergo treatment based on Liberia’s case management guidelines.  Travelers who test negative should self-quarantine for seven days and monitor their symptoms for a period of 14 days, beginning the day after arrival in Liberia. 

Transportation Options 

Consular Operations 

  • 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.
  • Routine non-immigrant visa services are suspended.
  • DNA appointments remain suspended.
  • Immigrant visa appointments have resumed. For complete details of current visa processing, visit our visa page.

Entering the United States:

Getting to Liberia:

  • If you plan to transit Europe en route to Liberia, refer to for information on any restrictions that may apply to you.

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