U.S. Embassy Issues Security Alert For Travelers

The United States Embassy near the Liberian capital has issued a ‘Security Alert’ for travelers wishing to visit Liberia, noting that it is 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.

According to the alerts issued today, February 2, 2023, said “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.



U.S. Embassy Monrovia

502 Benson Street

+231 77-677-7000



State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Liberia Country Information

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About Joel Cholo Brooks 14022 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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