U.S. Embassy Issues Travel Alert Amid Increased Crimes Rate In Monrovia

U,S Ambassador to Liberia Michael McCarthy

The embassy in its travel alert spoke of series of violent crime, such as armed robbery, which the embassy said is common, particularly in urban areas and on public beaches. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious crimes.

Warning that 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).

In a related development, the Embassy near Monrovia has issued another travel alert on November November 16, 2021, quoting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issuing a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for Liberia.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for Liberia due to COVID-19, indicating a low level of COVID-19 in the country. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC’s specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.

Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 related restrictions and conditions in Liberia.

A statement posted on the embassy’s website said.

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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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