Reconsider travel to Liberia due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to upcoming elections and crime.
Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Liberia due to COVID-19.
Liberia has resumed airport operations. Business operations have also resumed as have schools for grades six through twelve. Other improved conditions have been reported within Liberia. Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Liberia.
Elections are scheduled for December 8, 2020. During the election season frequent demonstrations and rallies, both planned and spontaneous, are likely, and there is a heightened risk of violence.
Violent crime, such as armed robbery, is common, particularly in urban areas and on public beaches. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious crimes.
The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens outside greater Monrovia at night as U.S. government employees are prohibited from traveling outside the capital or between counties after dark (with the exception of travel to and from Roberts International Airport).
Read the safety and security section on the country information page.
If you decide to travel to Liberia:
- See the U.S. Embassy’s webpage regarding COVID-19.
- Visit the CDC’s webpage on Travel and COVID-19.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
- Review the Crime and Safety Report for Liberia.
- U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.
Last Update: Reissued with updates to the risk indicators and updates to U.S. government restrictions on personnel.