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

Location:  Liberia 


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 Liberia who meet certain NPHIL guidelines will be quarantined for 14 days at a Liberian Government-run Precautionary Observation Center.  Current conditions at the Precautionary Observation Centers may not meet U.S. standards.  Visit the website of National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) for additional information on these measures.

On March 16, Liberia announced a travel ban that may affect travelers from certain U.S. States; details have not been announced.  U.S. citizen travelers arriving from the United States should be prepared to present a state-issued ID (i.e. a driver’s license) and their full travel itinerary.  Persons under precautionary observation will have their passport retained by government authorities for the duration of their observation.  Visit the website of National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) for updated information.

Travelers in Liberia may experience unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  If your travel has been disrupted, please contact your airline.

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 3 Health Advisory for COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Global COVID-19 Outbreak Notice. 

Actions to Take: 


  • U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

502 Benson Street

+231 77-677-7000

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444