As COVID-19 Deadly Ravages Liberia, US Embassy In Monrovia Issues Health Alert

United States Embassy:

The United States Embassy near the Liberian capital, Monrovia has issued one of its health alerts as the deadly COVID-19 virus rages on taken away dozens of lives with over two thousand being confirmed of the disease.

In its June 18, 2021, the embassy making reference of the Ministry of Health revised its COVID-19 National Guidelines due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases being reported in Liberia.  The new guidelines include, but are not limited to, the following:

Passengers who have been present in India, Pakistan, or Bangladesh within the last 14 days will not be allowed entry into Liberia

Mask-wearing and hand washing are mandatory in public, as well as social distancing of at least three feet

Gatherings of more than 20 persons (including parties, weddings, and funerals) are not allowed; gatherings of under 20 persons must follow the mitigation protocols above

Persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 and their contacts are required to comply with the guidelines of health authorities and related health rules, such as keeping telephone lines open, self-quarantine, submission to quarantine or observation measures, and adherence to medical advice

Refer to the complete COVID-19 National Guidelines at https://bit.ly/3cScIx8.

Actions to Take:

Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.

For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.

Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.

Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.

Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Liberia.

Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States

Assistance:

   U.S. Embassy Monrovia

    502 Benson Street

    +231 77-677-7000

    ACSMonrovia@state.gov

https://lr.usembassy.gov

    State Department – Consular Affairs

    888-407-4717 or 202-501-4444

    Liberia Country Information

    Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts.

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About Cholo Brooks 14980 Articles
Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.

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