Security Alert– U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia (February 13, 2020)

Location: Decreased availability of gasoline across Liberia

Event:  Queues are forming at gasoline stations in and around Monrovia due to a shortage of gasoline.  There appears to be very little commercially-available gasoline available outside the capital region.  U.S. citizens traveling to Liberia may encounter delays, congestion, and heightened tensions at gasoline stations; delays could affect the timeliness of emergency responders and availability of local transportation.  Diesel fuel remains generally available.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid areas of congestion when possible.
  • Plan accordingly when visiting local gasoline outlets and avoid confrontations.
  • Have a contingency plan for transportation in case of emergency.