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COVID-19 Information
August 17, 2020

COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  05/16/2023

The 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 Liberian Ministry of Health updated its Traveler’s Protocol dated 20 July 2022. Effective immediately, no COVID test is required to enter Liberia and all COVID-19 testing for incoming travelers is suspended. 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 at the traveler’s or airline’s expense. Incoming passengers are no longer required to complete the Health Screening Arrival Form. Refer to the Traveler’s Protocol for details. 

 Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens? Yes
  • The Ministry of Health requires proof of vaccination for those 18 and older upon entry to Liberia. Refer to the Traveler’s Protocol.
  • 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?  No
  • A negative COVID-19 test result, in the form of a travel certificate, is required to exit Liberia only if traveling to countries requiring a negative COVID-19 test. Refer to the Ministry of Health’s Traveler’s Protocol.  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.

Quarantine Information

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine?  No

 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 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.  Travelers are encouraged to register at https://Liberiacovidtravel.org prior to arrival at Union Center
  • Test results are available at http://www.liberiacovidresult.org.
  • For additional information, refer to the Traveler’s Protocol.

  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 available at GSA, Jahmale Medical Solution, the UN Clinic, JFK Hospital, and the central Ministry of Health facility.
    • Vaccine availability is subject to supply.
  • 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.
  • Which vaccines are available in Liberia?  AstraZeneca, Pfizer and/or Johnson & Johnson.
  • 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.

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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.