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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia (February 2, 2023)
February 2, 2023

Location: Monrovia, Liberia

Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia is aware of several recent audits of Roberts International Airport (RIA), all of which have revealed significant shortcomings in airport safety, security, and operational standards. We are aware that RIA, the Liberia Airport Authority, and the Liberia Civil Aviation Authority have begun steps to address these shortcomings in recent months.  However, U.S. citizens contemplating air travel into or out of RIA, which is Liberia’s only international airport, should be aware that few if any of these shortcomings have been adequately resolved to date, and that several airport safety, security, and emergency response capabilities remain below international standards. The Embassy is not aware that airlines have reduced operating schedules to RIA in response to these audit findings. We will update this message should we become aware of any such plans.

 Actions to Take:

  • Review your travel plan.
  • Make contingency travel plans.
  • Monitor local media, airline, and travel agency websites.
  • Prepare for delays in travel and have funds to cover these delays.