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Passengers must download the Liberia Travel App and complete a Health Screening Arrival Form. The app can be found at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tuma.libtravel or https://apps.apple.com/us/apps/lib-travel/id1537552090 .

Passengers without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test issued at most 7 days before departure from the first embarkation point, are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test upon arrival at their own expense.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.

Quarantine is possible
Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine.

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Flight Restrictions

published 30.06.2020
1. Flights to Liberia restarted.
2. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine.
– This does not apply to passengers with a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result.

Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation.

There is no quarantine requirement for travellers who test negative on arrival, however Government of Liberia strongly recommends that all travellers self-isolate for 7 days and self-monitor symptoms via the Lib Travel app for 14 days, beginning the day after arrival in Liberia.
Any travellers receiving a positive rapid test result on arrival at Roberts International Airport will be transported by health authorities to the government COVID-19 Treatment Unit, at Star Base. Travellers who have mild to moderate symptoms (or are asymptomatic) up to 7 days after arrival at Star Base will be clinically assessed and will be given a PCR test. Depending on clinical assessment they may be discharged to home-based care between 8-14 days after admission. Critical and severe cases will remain at Star Base. PCR test results usually take several days and at busy periods have taken two weeks due to laboratory backlogs. Liberian quarantine and COVID-19 treatment facilities are basic, and not guaranteed to meet Public Health England standards.

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COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

Before travelling to Liberia, you must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from an accredited lab, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Your test must be conducted a maximum of 96 hours before arrival in Liberia. Before arrival, in Liberia, you must download the Lib Travel mobile app from Android Play or the Apple Store. If you have problems with the app, staff at Roberts International Airport can assist you.
Android app
Apple Store
You must complete a Health Screening Arrival Form before arrival, for monitoring and contact tracing. You must provide your passport details, contact details in Liberia, next of kin details, your travel details (including flight details, with seat number and any transit locations), any countries visited in the previous 14 days, and you must complete the symptom checker. You must select a payment option for your COVID-19 test (payment via app or payment on arrival). Some travellers have reported problems with online payment. You should ensure you carry sufficient cash (US dollars) for payment on arrival. If double-charged you can present proof of online payment and seek a refund. Each adult traveller must download the app and register individually. You can register children via a parent’s app. When you arrive in Liberia, you must be able to show proof that you have completed the symptom tracker form. If you experience problems using the app, staff will assist you at the airport on arrival.
Currently all land borders (with Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire) are closed to travellers. Ports remain open.
*Exemptions to testing on arrival:
• Children under the age of 5 years old are exempt from COVID-19 testing and do not require a test result certificate. However, you should check your airline’s requirements.
• Cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers with layovers less than 48 hours are exempt from testing if they complete pre-boarding testing as per their airline’s policy and comply with screening procedures while in Liberia. They must complete screening on arrival and proceed to their designated flight crew hotel. If layover is more than 48 hours, cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers must undergo PCR testing before leaving Liberia (see Coronavirus testing for departing travellers)
Diplomats and their families, honorary consuls, duly accredited international organisations’ staff and Liberian diplomats must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate from an accredited lab within 96 hours before arrival in Liberia (i.e. your test sample must have been collected a maximum of 4 days before arrival in Liberia). Alternatively, voluntary testing at the airport is available free of charge. If you do not present a valid negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate, NPHIL staff will seek to test you on arrival. You should arrange to take a private test. You should be prepared for travel restrictions, and changes to screening and quarantine requirements with no advance notice.

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Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2021-10-06
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 93617
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 114
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 1.81
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 22

Before travelling to Liberia, you must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from an accredited lab, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

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  • Liberia Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Liberia: Roberts International Airport (RIA) is open for commercial flights. There are no direct flights from the UK. Air France, Brussels Airlines and Royal Air Maroc usually offer a connecting service via Paris, Brussels or Casablanca. However, services between Monrovia and Casablanca are not operating currently. Flight availability could change at very short notice. Some regional airlines are operating with reduced flight schedules. If you wish to travel, you should contact your airline or travel agent for confirmation of flight schedules. You must wear a mask during transit and on arrival in Liberia. In Roberts International Airport, you must stand in marked spaces within the terminal to allow for social distancing.
    Before travelling to Liberia, you must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from an accredited lab, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Your test must be conducted a maximum of 96 hours before arrival in Liberia.
    Before arrival, in Liberia, you must download the Lib Travel mobile app from Android Play or the Apple Store. If you have problems with the app, staff at Roberts International Airport can assist you.
    Android app
    Apple Store
    You must complete a Health Screening Arrival Form before arrival, for monitoring and contact tracing. You must provide your passport details, contact details in Liberia, next of kin details, your travel details (including flight details, with seat number and any transit locations), any countries visited in the previous 14 days, and you must complete the symptom checker. You must select a payment option for your COVID-19 test (payment via app or payment on arrival). Some travellers have reported problems with online payment. You should ensure you carry sufficient cash (US dollars) for payment on arrival. If double-charged you can present proof of online payment and seek a refund. Each adult traveller must download the app and register individually. You can register children via a parent’s app. When you arrive in Liberia, you must be able to show proof that you have completed the symptom tracker form. If you experience problems using the app, staff will assist you at the airport on arrival.
    Currently all land borders (with Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire) and ports are open.
    *Testing / screening on arrival:
    • On arrival at entry points, staff will check your temperature and you must wash your hands with soap and water. You must show your symptom checking screening form (mobile app) to public health staff. You must also show your flight itinerary
    • If you display symptoms of coronavirus, public health officials may take you to a government quarantine or medical facility.
    • On arrival at Roberts International Airport, all non-exempt travellers will be tested for COVID-19 by National Public Health Reference Laboratory staff using rapid tests. Exempt travellers who do not provide a valid negative PCR test result will also be tested. Sample collection involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud. Results should be available within 20 minutes
    • You must present proof of payment for your test before your sample is collected. Travellers arriving from ECOWAS countries must pay US$50. Travellers from countries outside the ECOWAS region must pay US$75. There are two payment options available. You can pay in advance via the Lib Travel mobile app, or alternatively, you can pay at the United Bank for Africa (UBA) banking window (in US dollars cash or by card) on arrival
    • Results should be available in approximately 20 minutes. You must show your negative rapid result to exit the airport.
    • Any travellers testing positive will be transported by health authorities to the government COVID-19 Treatment Unit, at Star Base.
    • Government of Liberia strongly recommends that all travellers self-isolate for 7 days and self-monitor symptoms via the Lib Travel app for 14 days, beginning the day after arrival in Liberia
    Exemptions to testing on arrival:
    • Children under the age of 5 years old are exempt from COVID-19 testing and do not require a test result certificate. However, you should check your airline’s requirements.
    • Cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers with layovers less than 48 hours are exempt from testing if they complete pre-boarding testing as per their airline’s policy and comply with screening procedures while in Liberia. They must complete screening on arrival and proceed to their designated flight crew hotel. If layover is more than 48 hours, cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers must undergo PCR testing before leaving Liberia (see Coronavirus testing for departing travellers)
    • Diplomats and their families, honorary consuls, duly accredited international organisations’ staff and Liberian diplomats must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate from an accredited lab within 96 hours before arrival in Liberia (i.e. your test sample must have been collected a maximum of 4 days before arrival in Liberia). Alternatively, voluntary testing at the airport is available free of charge. If you do not present a valid negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate, NPHIL staff will seek to test you on arrival.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    You should be prepared for travel restrictions, and changes to screening and quarantine requirements with no advance notice.
    *Quarantine requirements: There is no quarantine requirement for travellers who test negative on arrival, however Government of Liberia strongly recommends that all travellers self-isolate for 7 days and self-monitor symptoms via the Lib Travel app for 14 days, beginning the day after arrival in Liberia.
    Any travellers receiving a positive rapid test result on arrival at Roberts International Airport will be transported by health authorities to the government COVID-19 Treatment Unit, at Star Base. Travellers who have mild to moderate symptoms (or are asymptomatic) up to 7 days after arrival at Star Base will be clinically assessed and will be given a PCR test. Depending on clinical assessment they may be discharged to home-based care between 8-14 days after admission. Critical and severe cases will remain at Star Base. PCR test results usually take several days and at busy periods have taken two weeks due to laboratory backlogs. Liberian quarantine and COVID-19 treatment facilities are basic, and not guaranteed to meet Public Health England standards.
    There is a risk for Foreign nationals of being put into a government quarantine or medical facility, either on arrival or during your trip to Liberia. Liberian “Precautionary Observation Centers” (POCs) and treatment units are basic, and not guaranteed to meet Public Health England standards.
    You are at risk of being put into quarantine or instructed to self-isolate even after completing your post-arrival self-isolation, if you develop symptoms (fever, cough or respiratory illness), or it is suspected you have been in contact with some who has tested positive for coronavirus. If you test positive for COVID-19, you may be transferred to a government quarantine facility or treatment centre. You are strongly advised to familiarise yourself with these risks before travelling.
    If you are travelling on behalf of government, an international organisation/NGO or a company, you should check with your organisation whether they have pre-arranged a private POC, i.e. quarantine facility, authorised by NHPIL. The Embassies cannot provide POC facilities. If you show symptoms, you may be transferred to a government POC or treatment centre.
    Visitors arriving on a laissez-passer (except UN or EU), may also be taken to quarantine for secondary screening. Any suspicion of illegal attempts to circumvent the process will result in removal to quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Liberia: In response to rising COVID-19 cases, revised COVID-19 National Health Guidelines have been published by the Government of Liberia on the Ministry of Health website . Measures in place to minimise the spread of COVID-19 apply in all 15 counties. These measures will remain in place until announced otherwise. Violation of health measures is punishable by a fine of up to US$200 and/or imprisonment of up to 30 days. Measures could be changed at short notice. Authorities may impose a lockdown or curfew if COVID-19 cases continue to rise. You should monitor government communications for announcements.
    If you go out in public, you must wear a face mask which covers your nose and mouth. You must also wear a mask when using public transport. Limits on passenger numbers apply: taxis must not carry more than 3 passengers in the back and 1 in the front; “keh-kehs” (tricycle taxis) must not carry more than 2 passengers in the back and none in the front. Motorbikes may only carry one passenger.
    You must maintain social distancing of a minimum of 1 metre (3 feet) from others in public places and businesses (except in public transport). Mandatory hand washing with soap and clean water, or alcohol-based sanitiser is required at all premises.
    Liberian authorities have advised community members to report those showing coronavirus symptoms (coughing, fever, and difficulty breathing) by calling 4455.
    *Accommodation: You must ensure you have made arrangements for accommodation before travelling to Liberia. Some hotels are open but you should check and book in advance. Health measures including hand washing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 1 metre (3 feet), apply in all hotels.
    *Public places and services: Businesses such as banks, supermarkets, restaurants and salons are open. Health measures including handwashing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 1 metre (3 feet) apply. Some businesses have limits on the number of customers permitted to enter at one time. Only 20 customers are permitted inside bank service areas, supermarkets and large stores. Prevention measures must be followed inside and while queuing to enter. Some offices and businesses may also require temperature checks before entry. Nightclubs, bars, beaches, cinemas, entertainment centres, including hotel restaurants and guest houses, must close by 11pm.
    You are required to wear face masks in all commercial premises, public places and government buildings. Places of worship are permitted to hold services. Education facilities, healthcare facilities and pharmacies remain open with health measures in place.
    Indoor gatherings of up to 20 people are permitted as long as preventative measures can be maintained (masks, social distancing, hand-sanitiser/washing). Sporting venues are allowed to host at no more than fifty percent capacity. Offices (public and private) and businesses must reduce staff by 20% with other staff working at home.
    Dead bodies confirmed as COVID-positive may not be transported into or out of Liberia.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    13.10.2021
  • Liberia Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Liberia: Passengers who have travelled from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh in the previous 14 days are banned from entering Liberia.
    Roberts International Airport (RIA) is open for commercial flights. There are no direct flights from the UK. Air France, Brussels Airlines and Royal Air Maroc usually offer a connecting service via Paris, Brussels or Casablanca. Flight availability could change at very short notice. Some regional airlines are operating with reduced flight schedules. If you wish to travel, you should contact your airline or travel agent for confirmation of flight schedules. You must wear a mask during transit and on arrival in Liberia. In Roberts International Airport, you must stand in marked spaces within the terminal to allow for social distancing.
    Before travelling to Liberia, you must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from an accredited lab, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Your test must be conducted a maximum of 96 hours before arrival in Liberia.
    Before arrival, in Liberia, you must download the Lib Travel mobile app from Android Play or the Apple Store. If you have problems with the app, staff at Roberts International Airport can assist you.
    Android app
    Apple Store
    You must complete a Health Screening Arrival Form before arrival, for monitoring and contact tracing. You must provide your passport details, contact details in Liberia, next of kin details, your travel details (including flight details, with seat number and any transit locations), any countries visited in the previous 14 days, and you must complete the symptom checker. You must select a payment option for your COVID-19 test (payment via app or payment on arrival). Some travellers have reported problems with online payment. You should ensure you carry sufficient cash (US dollars) for payment on arrival. If double-charged you can present proof of online payment and seek a refund. Each adult traveller must download the app and register individually. You can register children via a parent’s app. When you arrive in Liberia, you must be able to show proof that you have completed the symptom tracker form. If you experience problems using the app, staff will assist you at the airport on arrival.
    Currently all land borders (with Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire) are closed to travellers. Ports remain open.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: On arrival at Roberts International Airport, travellers will be screened for COVID-19 using rapid tests, with results available in approximately 20 minutes. Any travellers testing positive will be transported by health authorities to the government “Precautionary Observation Center (POC)”, or mandatory quarantine facility, at Star Base. Travellers will be held there pending PCR results and may not be released until confirmed negative for COVID-19. Travellers staying at the POC will usually be given a second test between day 7-9 of quarantine and may be released the following day (i.e. day 8-10) if results are negative. PCR test results usually take several days and at busy periods have taken two weeks due to laboratory backlogs.
    All non-exempt travellers arriving in Liberia will be ested for the coronavirus. For exemptions, Different rules apply for travellers who have been in Nepal or Brazil in the previous 14 days, see separate guidance below.
    • On arrival at entry points, staff will check your temperature and you must wash your hands with soap and water. You must show your symptom checking screening form (mobile app) to public health staff. You must also show your flight itinerary
    • If you display symptoms of coronavirus, public health officials may take you to a government quarantine or medical facility.

    • Passengers entering Liberia will be tested for COVID-19 by the National Public Health Reference Laboratory team (unless exempt from testing). Sample collection involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud, for rapid testing. Results should be available within 20 minutes. You may also be required to submit a sample for PCR testing. Sample processing could take several days. You will receive a unique identification number to retrieve your test results online
    • You must present proof of payment for your test before your sample is collected. Travellers arriving from ECOWAS countries must pay US$50. Travellers from countries outside the ECOWAS region must pay US$75. There are two payment options available. You can pay in advance via the Lib Travel mobile app, or alternatively, you can pay at the United Bank for Africa (UBA) banking window (in US dollars cash or by card) on arrival
    To check PCR test results online, visit the Self Check Portal 2 to 3 days after your sample was collected. You must enter your unique identification number (provided when your sample was collected), and your year of birth. The National Reference Lab is experiencing capacity constraints and your result may be delayed beyond the 72 hours target. Individuals have reported delays of approximately 2 weeks
    • Government of Liberia strongly recommends that all travellers self-isolate for 7 days and self-monitor symptoms via the Lib Travel app for 14 days, beginning the day after arrival in Liberia.
    • If your PCR test is positive, you will be subject to Liberia’s case management guidelines. This means the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) will consider your care on a case-by-case basis and you may be taken to a government COVID-19 Treatment Unit. Private health care facilities are not currently permitted to treat COVID-19 patients. Home-based care is considered on a case-by-case basis, but is unlikely to be granted to travellers taken to the Precautionary Observation Centre.
    For information on testing for travellers departing Liberia, see International Travel.
    *Travellers from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh: Passengers who have travelled from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh in the previous 14 days are banned from entering Liberia.
    *Travellers from Nepal or Brazil: If you have been in Nepal or Brazil in the previous 14 days there are additional entry requirements (managed quarantine). You must complete the general traveller processes above (provide negative PCR test result, complete a Health Screening Arrival Form before arrival, provide your travel itinerary and submit a sample for PCR testing on arrival). You must also book your managed quarantine package before arrival in Liberia.
    On arrival, all travellers from Nepal or Brazil will be taken directly from the airport to a government-approved quarantine facility (“Precautionary Observation Center/POC”). You must pay your quarantine fees before entering the facility. You will be tested 7 days after arrival. If your test is negative you will be released. It may take several days to receive this result, so you could spend up to 10 days in the POC.
    If you test positive for COVID-19 while in the POC, you will be transferred from your POC to a government COVID-19 Treatment Unit at Star Base. You will only be released from the treatment unit after two consecutive negative COVID-19 tests. This could mean staying for 20 days or more. Liberian POCs and treatment units are basic, and not guaranteed to meet Public Health England standards.
    There are two approved POCs:
    Star Base (government facility), Bushrod Island. Fees are US$1000 for an individual; US$1200 for a couple; $1,500 for families of 3 or more. Fees include lodging and 3 meals per day, plus transportation from the airport to Star Base. Payment for Star Base is by US dollars bank transfer to United Bank for Africa (UBA).
    • Correspondent Bank: CITI Bank New York
    • SWIFT Code: CITIUS33
    • ABA: 021000089
    • Account title: GOL COVID-19 Account
    • UBA Account No. USD 53030030026154
    • Address Broad & Nelson Streets, Monrovia, Liberia
    • SWIFT: UNAFLRLM
    • Beneficiary Name: Insert your name (this will be cross-referenced on your arrival)
    • Beneficiary Account No. Insert your account number (this will be cross-referenced on your arrival)
    Murex Plaza Hotel & Suites, 10th Street Sinkor (12 rooms). Fees are US$90 per person per day, plus a US$25 transportation fee from the airport to the hotel. Fees include lodging and 1 breakfast per day, plus laundry. Lunch and dinner are charged separately. Contact the hotel directly for bookings: +231-7760988-880 or https://www.murexplaza.com.
    If you test positive for COVID-19 whilst quarantining in the hotel, you will be transferred to the government COVID-19 Treatment Unit at Star Base and must remain there until you have negative test result.
    Exemptions to testing on arrival:
    • Children under the age of 5 years old are exempt from COVID-19 testing and do not require a test result certificate. However, you should check your airline’s requirements.
    • Cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers with layovers less than 48 hours are exempt from testing if they complete pre-boarding testing as per their airline’s policy and comply with screening procedures while in Liberia. They must complete screening on arrival and proceed to their designated flight crew hotel. If layover is more than 48 hours, cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers must undergo PCR testing before leaving Liberia (see Coronavirus testing for departing travellers)
    • Diplomats and their families, honorary consuls, duly accredited international organisations’ staff and Liberian diplomats must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate from an accredited lab within 96 hours of testing (i.e. your test sample must have been collected a maximum of 4 days before arrival in Liberia). Alternatively, voluntary testing at the airport is available free of charge. If you do not present a valid negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate, NPHIL staff will seek to test you on arrival. You should arrange to take a private test.
    You should be prepared for travel restrictions, and changes to screening and quarantine requirements with no advance notice.
    *Quarantine requirements: Any travellers receiving a positive rapid test result on arrival at Roberts International Airport will be transported by health authorities to the government “Precautionary Observation Centre (POC)”, or mandatory government quarantine facility, at Star Base. Travellers will be held at Star Base pending PCR results and may not be released until confirmed negative for COVID-19 Travellers staying at the POC will usually be given a second test between day 7-9 of quarantine and may be released the following day (i.e. day 8-10) if results are negative. PCR test results usually take several days and at busy periods have taken two weeks due to laboratory backlogs. Liberian POCs are basic.
    Travellers from Nepal or Brazil must stay in an approved quarantine facility for a minimum of 8 days (see Travellers from Nepal or Brazil above).
    For other travellers, depending on the length and reason for your visit, you may not have to isolate on arrival. However, for the majority of travellers Liberia recommends self-isolation for 7 days after arrival. There is a risk for British nationals of being put into a government quarantine or medical facility, either on arrival or during your trip to Liberia. Liberian precautionary observation centre (POCs) are basic, and not guaranteed to meet Public Health England standards.
    You are at risk of being put into quarantine or instructed to self-isolate even after completing your post-arrival self-isolation, if you develop symptoms (fever, cough or respiratory illness), or it is suspected you have been in contact with some who has tested positive for coronavirus. If you test positive for COVID-19, you may be transferred to a government quarantine facility or treatment centre. You are strongly advised to familiarise yourself with these risks before travelling.
    If you are travelling on behalf of government, an international organisation/NGO or a company, you should check with your organisation whether they have pre-arranged a private POC, i.e. quarantine facility, authorised by NHPIL. The Embassy cannot provide POC facilities. If you show symptoms, you may be transferred to a government POC or treatment centre.
    Visitors arriving on a laissez-passer (except UN or EU), may also be taken to quarantine for secondary screening. Any suspicion of illegal attempts to circumvent the process will result in removal to quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Liberia: In response to rising COVID-19 cases, revised COVID-19 National Health Guidelines have been published by the Government of Liberia on the Ministry of Health website. Measures in place to minimise the spread of COVID-19 apply in all 15 counties. These measures will remain in place until announced otherwise. Violation of health measures is punishable by a fine of up to US$200 and/or imprisonment of up to 30 days. Measures could be changed at short notice. Authorities may impose a lockdown or curfew if COVID-19 cases continue to rise. You should monitor government communications.
    If you go out in public, you must wear a face mask which covers your nose and mouth. You must also wear a mask when using public transport. Limits on passenger numbers apply: taxis must not carry more than 3 passengers in the back and 1 in the front; “keh-kehs” (tricycle taxis) must not carry more than 2 passengers in the back and none in the front. Motorbikes may only carry one passenger.
    You must maintain social distancing of a minimum of 1 metre (3 feet) from others in public places and businesses (except in public transport). Mandatory hand washing with soap and clean water, or alcohol-based sanitiser is required at all premises.
    Liberian authorities have advised community members to report those showing coronavirus symptoms (coughing, fever, and difficulty breathing) by calling 4455.
    *Accommodation: You must ensure you have made arrangements for accommodation before travelling to Liberia. Some hotels are open but you should check and book in advance. Health measures including hand washing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 1 metre (3 feet), apply in all hotels.
    *Public places and services: Businesses such as banks, supermarkets, restaurants and salons are open. Health measures including handwashing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 1 metre (3 feet) apply. Some businesses have limits on the number of customers permitted to enter at one time. Only 20 customers are permitted inside bank service areas, supermarkets and large stores. Prevention measures must be followed inside and while queuing to enter. Some offices and businesses may also require temperature checks before entry. Nightclubs, bars, beaches, cinemas, entertainment centres, including hotel restaurants and guest houses, must close by 11pm.
    You are required to wear face masks in all commercial premises, public places and government buildings. Places of worship are permitted to hold services. Education facilities, healthcare facilities and pharmacies remain open with health measures in place.
    Indoor gatherings of up to 20 people are permitted as long as preventative measures can be maintained (masks, social distancing, hand-sanitiser/washing). Sporting venues are allowed to host at no more than fifty percent capacity.
    Offices (public and private) and businesses must reduce staff by 20% with other staff working at home.
    Dead bodies confirmed as COVID-positive may not be transported into or out of Liberia.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    03.09.2021
  • Liberia Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Liberia: Passengers who have travelled from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh in the previous 14 days are banned from entering Liberia.
    Roberts International Airport (RIA) is open for commercial flights. There are no direct flights from the UK. Air France, Brussels Airlines and Royal Air Maroc usually offer a connecting service via Paris, Brussels or Casablanca. Flight availability could change at very short notice. Some regional airlines are operating with reduced flight schedules. If you wish to travel, you should contact your airline or travel agent for confirmation of flight schedules. You must wear a mask during transit and on arrival in Liberia. In Roberts International Airport, you must stand in marked spaces within the terminal to allow for social distancing.
    Before travelling to Liberia, you must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from an accredited lab, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Your test must be conducted a maximum of 96 hours before arrival in Liberia.
    Before arrival, in Liberia, you must download the Lib Travel mobile app from Android Play or the Apple Store. If you have problems with the app, staff at Roberts International Airport can assist you.
    Android app
    Apple Store
    You must complete a Health Screening Arrival Form before arrival, for monitoring and contact tracing. You must provide your passport details, contact details in Liberia, next of kin details, your travel details (including flight details, with seat number and any transit locations), any countries visited in the previous 14 days, and you must complete the symptom checker. You must select a payment option for your COVID-19 test (payment via app or payment on arrival). Some travellers have reported problems with online payment. You should ensure you carry sufficient cash (US dollars) for payment on arrival. If double-charged you can present proof of online payment and seek a refund. Each adult traveller must download the app and register individually. You can register children via a parent’s app. When you arrive in Liberia, you must be able to show proof that you have completed the symptom tracker form. If you experience problems using the app, staff will assist you at the airport on arrival.
    Currently all land borders (with Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire) are closed to travellers. Ports remain open.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: On arrival at Roberts International Airport, travellers will be screened for COVID-19 using rapid tests, with results available in approximately 20 minutes. Any travellers testing positive will be transported by health authorities to the government “Precautionary Observation Center (POC)”, or mandatory quarantine facility, at Star Base. Travellers will be held there pending PCR results and may not be released until confirmed negative for COVID-19. Travellers staying at the POC will usually be given a second test between day 7-9 of quarantine and may be released the following day (i.e. day 8-10) if results are negative. PCR test results usually take several days and at busy periods have taken two weeks due to laboratory backlogs.
    All non-exempt travellers arriving in Liberia will be ested for the coronavirus. For exemptions, Different rules apply for travellers who have been in Nepal or Brazil in the previous 14 days, see separate guidance below.
    • On arrival at entry points, staff will check your temperature and you must wash your hands with soap and water. You must show your symptom checking screening form (mobile app) to public health staff. You must also show your flight itinerary
    • If you display symptoms of coronavirus, public health officials may take you to a government quarantine or medical facility.

    • Passengers entering Liberia will be tested for COVID-19 by the National Public Health Reference Laboratory team (unless exempt from testing). Sample collection involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud, for rapid testing. Results should be available within 20 minutes. You may also be required to submit a sample for PCR testing. Sample processing could take several days. You will receive a unique identification number to retrieve your test results online
    • You must present proof of payment for your test before your sample is collected. Travellers arriving from ECOWAS countries must pay US$50. Travellers from countries outside the ECOWAS region must pay US$75. There are two payment options available. You can pay in advance via the Lib Travel mobile app, or alternatively, you can pay at the United Bank for Africa (UBA) banking window (in US dollars cash or by card) on arrival
    To check PCR test results online, visit the Self Check Portal 2 to 3 days after your sample was collected. You must enter your unique identification number (provided when your sample was collected), and your year of birth. The National Reference Lab is experiencing capacity constraints and your result may be delayed beyond the 72 hours target. Individuals have reported delays of approximately 2 weeks
    • Government of Liberia strongly recommends that all travellers self-isolate for 7 days and self-monitor symptoms via the Lib Travel app for 14 days, beginning the day after arrival in Liberia.
    • If your PCR test is positive, you will be subject to Liberia’s case management guidelines. This means the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) will consider your care on a case-by-case basis and you may be taken to a government COVID-19 Treatment Unit. Private health care facilities are not currently permitted to treat COVID-19 patients. Home-based care is considered on a case-by-case basis, but is unlikely to be granted to travellers taken to the Precautionary Observation Centre.
    For information on testing for travellers departing Liberia, see International Travel.
    *Travellers from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh: Passengers who have travelled from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh in the previous 14 days are banned from entering Liberia.
    *Travellers from Nepal or Brazil: If you have been in Nepal or Brazil in the previous 14 days there are additional entry requirements (managed quarantine). You must complete the general traveller processes above (provide negative PCR test result, complete a Health Screening Arrival Form before arrival, provide your travel itinerary and submit a sample for PCR testing on arrival). You must also book your managed quarantine package before arrival in Liberia.
    On arrival, all travellers from Nepal or Brazil will be taken directly from the airport to a government-approved quarantine facility (“Precautionary Observation Center/POC”). You must pay your quarantine fees before entering the facility. You will be tested 7 days after arrival. If your test is negative you will be released. It may take several days to receive this result, so you could spend up to 10 days in the POC.
    If you test positive for COVID-19 while in the POC, you will be transferred from your POC to a government COVID-19 Treatment Unit at Star Base. You will only be released from the treatment unit after two consecutive negative COVID-19 tests. This could mean staying for 20 days or more. Liberian POCs and treatment units are basic, and not guaranteed to meet Public Health England standards.
    There are two approved POCs:
    Star Base (government facility), Bushrod Island. Fees are US$1000 for an individual; US$1200 for a couple; $1,500 for families of 3 or more. Fees include lodging and 3 meals per day, plus transportation from the airport to Star Base. Payment for Star Base is by US dollars bank transfer to United Bank for Africa (UBA).
    • Correspondent Bank: CITI Bank New York
    • SWIFT Code: CITIUS33
    • ABA: 021000089
    • Account title: GOL COVID-19 Account
    • UBA Account No. USD 53030030026154
    • Address Broad & Nelson Streets, Monrovia, Liberia
    • SWIFT: UNAFLRLM
    • Beneficiary Name: Insert your name (this will be cross-referenced on your arrival)
    • Beneficiary Account No. Insert your account number (this will be cross-referenced on your arrival)
    Murex Plaza Hotel & Suites, 10th Street Sinkor (12 rooms). Fees are US$90 per person per day, plus a US$25 transportation fee from the airport to the hotel. Fees include lodging and 1 breakfast per day, plus laundry. Lunch and dinner are charged separately. Contact the hotel directly for bookings: +231-7760988-880 or https://www.murexplaza.com.
    If you test positive for COVID-19 whilst quarantining in the hotel, you will be transferred to the government COVID-19 Treatment Unit at Star Base and must remain there until you have negative test result.
    Exemptions to testing on arrival:
    • Children under the age of 5 years old are exempt from COVID-19 testing and do not require a test result certificate. However, you should check your airline’s requirements.
    • Cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers with layovers less than 48 hours are exempt from testing if they complete pre-boarding testing as per their airline’s policy and comply with screening procedures while in Liberia. They must complete screening on arrival and proceed to their designated flight crew hotel. If layover is more than 48 hours, cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers must undergo PCR testing before leaving Liberia (see Coronavirus testing for departing travellers)
    • Diplomats and their families, honorary consuls, duly accredited international organisations’ staff and Liberian diplomats must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate from an accredited lab within 96 hours of testing (i.e. your test sample must have been collected a maximum of 4 days before arrival in Liberia). Alternatively, voluntary testing at the airport is available free of charge. If you do not present a valid negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate, NPHIL staff will seek to test you on arrival. You should arrange to take a private test.
    You should be prepared for travel restrictions, and changes to screening and quarantine requirements with no advance notice.
    *Quarantine requirements: Any travellers receiving a positive rapid test result on arrival at Roberts International Airport will be transported by health authorities to the government “Precautionary Observation Centre (POC)”, or mandatory government quarantine facility, at Star Base. Travellers will be held at Star Base pending PCR results and may not be released until confirmed negative for COVID-19 Travellers staying at the POC will usually be given a second test between day 7-9 of quarantine and may be released the following day (i.e. day 8-10) if results are negative. PCR test results usually take several days and at busy periods have taken two weeks due to laboratory backlogs. Liberian POCs are basic.
    Travellers from Nepal or Brazil must stay in an approved quarantine facility for a minimum of 8 days (see Travellers from Nepal or Brazil above).
    For other travellers, depending on the length and reason for your visit, you may not have to isolate on arrival. However, for the majority of travellers Liberia recommends self-isolation for 7 days after arrival. There is a risk for British nationals of being put into a government quarantine or medical facility, either on arrival or during your trip to Liberia. Liberian precautionary observation centre (POCs) are basic, and not guaranteed to meet Public Health England standards.
    You are at risk of being put into quarantine or instructed to self-isolate even after completing your post-arrival self-isolation, if you develop symptoms (fever, cough or respiratory illness), or it is suspected you have been in contact with some who has tested positive for coronavirus. If you test positive for COVID-19, you may be transferred to a government quarantine facility or treatment centre. You are strongly advised to familiarise yourself with these risks before travelling.
    If you are travelling on behalf of government, an international organisation/NGO or a company, you should check with your organisation whether they have pre-arranged a private POC, i.e. quarantine facility, authorised by NHPIL. The Embassy cannot provide POC facilities. If you show symptoms, you may be transferred to a government POC or treatment centre.
    Visitors arriving on a laissez-passer (except UN or EU), may also be taken to quarantine for secondary screening. Any suspicion of illegal attempts to circumvent the process will result in removal to quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Liberia: In response to rising COVID-19 cases, revised COVID-19 National Health Guidelines have been issued by the Ministry of Health. Measures in place to minimise the spread of COVID-19 apply in all 15 counties. These measures will remain in place until announced otherwise. Violation of health measures is punishable by a fine of up to US$200 and/or imprisonment of up to 30 days. Measures could be changed at short notice. Authorities may impose a lockdown or curfew if COVID-19 cases continue to rise. You should monitor government communications.
    If you go out in public, you must wear a face mask which covers your nose and mouth. You must also wear a mask when using public transport. Limits on passenger numbers apply: taxis must not carry more than 3 passengers in the back and 1 in the front; “keh-kehs” (tricycle taxis) must not carry more than 2 passengers in the back and none in the front. Motorbikes may only carry one passenger.
    You must maintain social distancing of a minimum of 1 metre (3 feet) from others in public places and businesses (except in public transport). Mandatory hand washing with soap and clean water, or alcohol-based sanitiser is required at all premises.
    Liberian authorities have advised community members to report those showing coronavirus symptoms (coughing, fever, and difficulty breathing) by calling 4455.
    *Accommodation: You must ensure you have made arrangements for accommodation before travelling to Liberia. Some hotels are open but you should check and book in advance. Health measures including hand washing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 1 metre (3 feet), apply in all hotels.
    *Public places and services: Businesses such as banks, supermarkets, restaurants and salons are open. Health measures including handwashing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 1 metre (3 feet) apply. Some businesses have limits on the number of customers permitted to enter at one time. Only 10 customers are permitted inside bank service areas and only 20 customers inside supermarkets, night clubs and bars. Prevention measures must be followed inside and while queuing to enter. Some offices and businesses may also require temperature checks before entry. Nightclubs, bars and other establishments serving alcohol are permitted to open until 9pm.
    You are required to wear face masks in all commercial premises, public places and government buildings. Places of worship are permitted to hold services. Education facilities, healthcare facilities and pharmacies remain open with health measures in place.
    Gatherings (e.g. parties, funerals, weddings) of up to 20 people are permitted as long as preventative measures can be maintained (masks, social distancing, hand-sanitiser/washing). No spectators are allowed at sporting events.
    Public offices must reduce staff by 50% with other staff working at home.
    Dead bodies confirmed as COVID-positive may not be transported into or out of Liberia.
    *Be prepared for your plans to change: No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
    If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover; can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

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    13.08.2021
  • Liberia Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Liberia: Passengers who have travelled from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh in the previous 14 days are banned from entering Liberia.
    Roberts International Airport (RIA) is open for commercial flights. There are no direct flights from the UK. Air France, Brussels Airlines and Royal Air Maroc usually offer a connecting service via Paris, Brussels or Casablanca. However, services between the UK and Casablanca are not operating currently. Flight availability could change at very short notice. Some regional airlines are operating with reduced flight schedules. If you wish to travel, you should contact your airline or travel agent for confirmation of flight schedules. You must wear a mask during transit and on arrival in Liberia. In Roberts International Airport, you must stand in marked spaces within the terminal to allow for social distancing.
    Before travelling to Liberia, you must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from an accredited lab, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Your test must be conducted a maximum of 96 hours before arrival in Liberia.
    Before arrival, in Liberia, you must download the Lib Travel mobile app from Android Play or the Apple Store. If you have problems with the app, staff at Roberts International Airport can assist you.
    Android app
    Apple Store
    You must complete a Health Screening Arrival Form before arrival, for monitoring and contact tracing. You must provide your passport details, contact details in Liberia, next of kin details, your travel details (including flight details, with seat number and any transit locations), any countries visited in the previous 14 days, and you must complete the symptom checker. You must select a payment option for your COVID-19 test (payment via app or payment on arrival). Some travellers have reported problems with online payment. You should ensure you carry sufficient cash (US dollars) for payment on arrival. If double-charged you can present proof of online payment and seek a refund. Each adult traveller must download the app and register individually. You can register children via a parent’s app. When you arrive in Liberia, you must be able to show proof that you have completed the symptom tracker form. If you experience problems using the app, staff will assist you at the airport on arrival.
    Currently all land borders (with Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire) are closed to travellers. Ports remain open.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: On arrival at Roberts International Airport, travellers will be screened for COVID-19 using rapid tests, with results available in approximately 20 minutes. Any travellers testing positive will be transported by health authorities to the government “Precautionary Observation Center (POC)”, or mandatory quarantine facility, at Star Base. Travellers will be held there pending PCR results and may not be released until confirmed negative for COVID-19. Travellers staying at the POC will usually be given a second test between day 7-9 of quarantine and may be released the following day (i.e. day 8-10) if results are negative. PCR test results usually take several days and at busy periods have taken two weeks due to laboratory backlogs.
    All non-exempt travellers arriving in Liberia will be ested for the coronavirus. For exemptions, Different rules apply for travellers who have been in Nepal or Brazil in the previous 14 days, see separate guidance below.
    • On arrival at entry points, staff will check your temperature and you must wash your hands with soap and water. You must show your symptom checking screening form (mobile app) to public health staff. You must also show your flight itinerary
    • If you display symptoms of coronavirus, public health officials may take you to a government quarantine or medical facility.

    • Passengers entering Liberia will be tested for COVID-19 by the National Public Health Reference Laboratory team (unless exempt from testing). Sample collection involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud, for rapid testing. Results should be available within 20 minutes. You may also be required to submit a sample for PCR testing. Sample processing could take several days. You will receive a unique identification number to retrieve your test results online
    • You must present proof of payment for your test before your sample is collected. Travellers arriving from ECOWAS countries must pay US$50. Travellers from countries outside the ECOWAS region must pay US$75. There are two payment options available. You can pay in advance via the Lib Travel mobile app, or alternatively, you can pay at the United Bank for Africa (UBA) banking window (in US dollars cash or by card) on arrival
    To check PCR test results online, visit the Self Check Portal 2 to 3 days after your sample was collected. You must enter your unique identification number (provided when your sample was collected), and your year of birth. The National Reference Lab is experiencing capacity constraints and your result may be delayed beyond the 72 hours target. Individuals have reported delays of approximately 2 weeks
    • Government of Liberia strongly recommends that all travellers self-isolate for 7 days and self-monitor symptoms via the Lib Travel app for 14 days, beginning the day after arrival in Liberia.
    • If your PCR test is positive, you will be subject to Liberia’s case management guidelines. This means the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) will consider your care on a case-by-case basis and you may be taken to a government COVID-19 Treatment Unit. Private health care facilities are not currently permitted to treat COVID-19 patients. Home-based care is considered on a case-by-case basis, but is unlikely to be granted to travellers taken to the Precautionary Observation Centre.
    For information on testing for travellers departing Liberia, see International Travel.
    *Travellers from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh: Passengers who have travelled from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh in the previous 14 days are banned from entering Liberia.
    *Travellers from Nepal or Brazil: If you have been in Nepal or Brazil in the previous 14 days there are additional entry requirements (managed quarantine). You must complete the general traveller processes above (provide negative PCR test result, complete a Health Screening Arrival Form before arrival, provide your travel itinerary and submit a sample for PCR testing on arrival). You must also book your managed quarantine package before arrival in Liberia.
    On arrival, all travellers from Nepal or Brazil will be taken directly from the airport to a government-approved quarantine facility (“Precautionary Observation Center/POC”). You must pay your quarantine fees before entering the facility. You will be tested 7 days after arrival. If your test is negative you will be released. It may take several days to receive this result, so you could spend up to 10 days in the POC.
    If you test positive for COVID-19 while in the POC, you will be transferred from your POC to a government COVID-19 Treatment Unit at Star Base. You will only be released from the treatment unit after two consecutive negative COVID-19 tests. This could mean staying for 20 days or more. Liberian POCs and treatment units are basic, and not guaranteed to meet Public Health England standards.
    There are two approved POCs:
    Star Base (government facility), Bushrod Island. Fees are US$1000 for an individual; US$1200 for a couple; $1,500 for families of 3 or more. Fees include lodging and 3 meals per day, plus transportation from the airport to Star Base. Payment for Star Base is by US dollars bank transfer to United Bank for Africa (UBA).
    • Correspondent Bank: CITI Bank New York
    • SWIFT Code: CITIUS33
    • ABA: 021000089
    • Account title: GOL COVID-19 Account
    • UBA Account No. USD 53030030026154
    • Address Broad & Nelson Streets, Monrovia, Liberia
    • SWIFT: UNAFLRLM
    • Beneficiary Name: Insert your name (this will be cross-referenced on your arrival)
    • Beneficiary Account No. Insert your account number (this will be cross-referenced on your arrival)
    Murex Plaza Hotel & Suites, 10th Street Sinkor (12 rooms). Fees are US$90 per person per day, plus a US$25 transportation fee from the airport to the hotel. Fees include lodging and 1 breakfast per day, plus laundry. Lunch and dinner are charged separately. Contact the hotel directly for bookings: +231-7760988-880 or https://www.murexplaza.com.
    If you test positive for COVID-19 whilst quarantining in the hotel, you will be transferred to the government COVID-19 Treatment Unit at Star Base and must remain there until you have negative test result.
    Exemptions to testing on arrival:
    • Children under the age of 5 years old are exempt from COVID-19 testing and do not require a test result certificate. However, you should check your airline’s requirements.
    • Cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers with layovers less than 48 hours are exempt from testing if they complete pre-boarding testing as per their airline’s policy and comply with screening procedures while in Liberia. They must complete screening on arrival and proceed to their designated flight crew hotel. If layover is more than 48 hours, cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers must undergo PCR testing before leaving Liberia (see Coronavirus testing for departing travellers)
    • Diplomats and their families, honorary consuls, duly accredited international organisations’ staff and Liberian diplomats must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate from an accredited lab within 96 hours of testing (i.e. your test sample must have been collected a maximum of 4 days before arrival in Liberia). Alternatively, voluntary testing at the airport is available free of charge. If you do not present a valid negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate, NPHIL staff will seek to test you on arrival. You should arrange to take a private test.
    You should be prepared for travel restrictions, and changes to screening and quarantine requirements with no advance notice.
    *Quarantine requirements: Any travellers receiving a positive rapid test result on arrival at Roberts International Airport will be transported by health authorities to the government “Precautionary Observation Centre (POC)”, or mandatory government quarantine facility, at Star Base. Travellers will be held at Star Base pending PCR results and may not be released until confirmed negative for COVID-19 Travellers staying at the POC will usually be given a second test between day 7-9 of quarantine and may be released the following day (i.e. day 8-10) if results are negative. PCR test results usually take several days and at busy periods have taken two weeks due to laboratory backlogs. Liberian POCs are basic, and not guaranteed to meet Public Health England standards.
    Travellers from Nepal or Brazil must stay in an approved quarantine facility for a minimum of 8 days (see Travellers from Nepal or Brazil above).
    For other travellers, depending on the length and reason for your visit, you may not have to isolate on arrival. However, for the majority of travellers Liberia recommends self-isolation for 7 days after arrival. There is a risk for British nationals of being put into a government quarantine or medical facility, either on arrival or during your trip to Liberia. Liberian precautionary observation centre (POCs) are basic, and not guaranteed to meet Public Health England standards.
    You are at risk of being put into quarantine or instructed to self-isolate even after completing your post-arrival self-isolation, if you develop symptoms (fever, cough or respiratory illness), or it is suspected you have been in contact with some who has tested positive for coronavirus. If you test positive for COVID-19, you may be transferred to a government quarantine facility or treatment centre. You are strongly advised to familiarise yourself with these risks before travelling.
    If you are travelling on behalf of government, an international organisation/NGO or a company, you should check with your organisation whether they have pre-arranged a private POC, i.e. quarantine facility, authorised by NHPIL. The Embassy cannot provide POC facilities. If you show symptoms, you may be transferred to a government POC or treatment centre.
    Visitors arriving on a laissez-passer (except UN or EU), may also be taken to quarantine for secondary screening. Any suspicion of illegal attempts to circumvent the process will result in removal to quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Liberia: In response to rising COVID-19 cases, revised COVID-19 National Health Guidelines have been issued by the Ministry of Health. Measures in place to minimise the spread of COVID-19 apply in all 15 counties. These measures will remain in place until announced otherwise. Violation of health measures is punishable by a fine of up to US$200 and/or imprisonment of up to 30 days. Measures could be changed at short notice. Authorities may impose a lockdown or curfew if COVID-19 cases continue to rise. You should monitor government communications.
    If you go out in public, you must wear a face mask which covers your nose and mouth. You must also wear a mask when using public transport. Limits on passenger numbers apply: taxis must not carry more than 3 passengers in the back and 1 in the front; “keh-kehs” (tricycle taxis) must not carry more than 2 passengers in the back and none in the front. Motorbikes may only carry one passenger.
    You must maintain social distancing of a minimum of 1 metre (3 feet) from others in public places and businesses (except in public transport). Mandatory hand washing with soap and clean water, or alcohol-based sanitiser is required at all premises.
    Liberian authorities have advised community members to report those showing coronavirus symptoms (coughing, fever, and difficulty breathing) by calling 4455.
    *Accommodation: You must ensure you have made arrangements for accommodation before travelling to Liberia. Some hotels are open but you should check and book in advance. Health measures including hand washing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 1 metre (3 feet), apply in all hotels.
    *Public places and services: Businesses such as banks, supermarkets, restaurants and salons are open. Health measures including handwashing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 1 metre (3 feet) apply. Some businesses have limits on the number of customers permitted to enter at one time. Only 10 customers are permitted inside bank service areas and only 20 customers inside supermarkets, night clubs and bars. Prevention measures must be followed inside and while queuing to enter. Some offices and businesses may also require temperature checks before entry. Nightclubs, bars and other establishments serving alcohol are permitted to open until 9pm.
    You are required to wear face masks in all commercial premises, public places and government buildings. Places of worship are permitted to hold services. Education facilities, healthcare facilities and pharmacies remain open with health measures in place.
    Gatherings (e.g. parties, funerals, weddings) of up to 20 people are permitted as long as preventative measures can be maintained (masks, social distancing, hand-sanitiser/washing). No spectators are allowed at sporting events.
    Public offices must reduce staff by 50% with other staff working at home.
    Dead bodies confirmed as COVID-positive may not be transported into or out of Liberia.

    Read more
    06.08.2021
  • Liberia Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Liberia: Passengers who have travelled from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh in the previous 14 days are banned from entering Liberia.
    Roberts International Airport (RIA) is open for commercial flights. There are no direct flights from the UK. Air France, Brussels Airlines and Royal Air Maroc usually offer a connecting service via Paris, Brussels or Casablanca. However, services between the UK and Casablanca are not operating currently. Flight availability could change at very short notice. Some regional airlines are operating with reduced flight schedules. If you wish to travel, you should contact your airline or travel agent for confirmation of flight schedules. You must wear a mask during transit and on arrival in Liberia. In Roberts International Airport, you must stand in marked spaces within the terminal to allow for social distancing.
    Before travelling to Liberia, you must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from an accredited lab, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Your test must be conducted a maximum of 96 hours before arrival in Liberia.
    Before arrival, in Liberia, you must download the Lib Travel mobile app from Android Play or the Apple Store. If you have problems with the app, staff at Roberts International Airport can assist you.
    Android app
    Apple Store
    You must complete a Health Screening Arrival Form before arrival, for monitoring and contact tracing. You must provide your passport details, contact details in Liberia, next of kin details, your travel details (including flight details, with seat number and any transit locations), any countries visited in the previous 14 days, and you must complete the symptom checker. You must select a payment option for your COVID-19 test (payment via app or payment on arrival). Some travellers have reported problems with online payment. You should ensure you carry sufficient cash (US dollars) for payment on arrival. If double-charged you can present proof of online payment and seek a refund. Each adult traveller must download the app and register individually. You can register children via a parent’s app. When you arrive in Liberia, you must be able to show proof that you have completed the symptom tracker form. If you experience problems using the app, staff will assist you at the airport on arrival.
    Currently all land borders (with Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire) are closed to travellers. Ports remain open.
    Testing / screening on arrival: On arrival at Roberts International Airport, all travellers will be screened for COVID-19 using rapid tests, with results available in approximately 20 minutes. Any travellers testing positive will be transported by health authorities to the government “Precautionary Observation Center (POC)”, or mandatory quarantine facility, at Star Base. Travellers will be held there pending PCR results and may not be released until confirmed negative for COVID-19 (two consecutive negative tests may be required). PCR test results may take up to two weeks due to laboratory backlogs.
    All non-exempt travellers arriving in Liberia will be PCR screened for the coronavirus. For exemptions, see Exemptions to PCR testing on arrival below. Different rules apply for travellers who have been in Nepal or Brazil in the previous 14 days, see separate guidance below.
    • On arrival at entry points, staff will check your temperature and you must wash your hands with soap and water. You must show your symptom checking screening form (mobile app) to public health staff. You must also show your flight itinerary.
    • If you display symptoms of coronavirus, public health officials may take you to a government quarantine or medical facility.
    • Passengers entering Liberia will be tested for COVID-19 by the National Public Health Reference Laboratory team (unless exempt from testing). Sample collection involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud, for PCR testing. Sample processing could take several days. You will receive a unique identification number to retrieve your test results online.
    • You must present proof of payment for your PCR test before your sample is collected. Travellers arriving from ECOWAS countries must pay US$50. Travellers from countries outside the ECOWAS region must pay US$75. There are two payment options available. You can pay in advance via the Lib Travel mobile app, or alternatively, you can pay at the United Bank for Africa (UBA) banking window (in US dollars cash or by card) on arrival.
    To check your PCR test results online, visit the Self Check Portal 2 to 3 days after your sample was collected. You must enter your unique identification number (provided when your sample was collected), and your year of birth. The National Reference Lab is experiencing capacity constraints and your result may be delayed beyond the 72 hours target. Individuals have reported delays of approximately 2 weeks.
    • Government of Liberia strongly recommends that all travellers self-isolate for 7 days and self-monitor symptoms via the Lib Travel app for 14 days, beginning the day after arrival in Liberia.
    • If your PCR test is positive, you will be subject to Liberia’s case management guidelines. This means the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) will consider your care on a case-by-case basis and you may be taken to a government COVID-19 Treatment Unit. Private health care facilities are not currently permitted to treat COVID-19 patients. Home-based care is considered on a case-by-case basis.
    For information on testing for travellers departing Liberia, see International Travel.
    *Travellers from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh: Passengers who have travelled from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh in the previous 14 days are banned from entering Liberia.
    *Travellers from Nepal or Brazil: If you have been in Nepal or Brazil in the previous 14 days there are additional entry requirements (managed quarantine). You must complete the general traveller processes above (provide negative PCR test result, complete a Health Screening Arrival Form before arrival, provide your travel itinerary and submit a sample for PCR testing on arrival). You must also book your managed quarantine package before arrival in Liberia.
    On arrival, all travellers from Nepal or Brazil will be taken directly from the airport to a government-approved quarantine facility (“Precautionary Observation Center/POC”). You must pay your quarantine fees before entering the facility. You will be tested 7 days after arrival. If your test is negative you will be released. It may take several days to receive this result, so you could spend up to 10 days in the POC.
    If you test positive for COVID-19 while in the POC, you will be transferred from your POC to a government COVID-19 Treatment Unit at Star Base. You will only be released from the treatment unit after two consecutive negative COVID-19 tests. This could mean staying for 20 days or more. Liberian POCs and treatment units are basic, and not guaranteed to meet Public Health England standards.
    There are two approved POCs: Star Base (government facility), Bushrod Island. Fees are US$1000 for an individual; US$1200 for a couple; $1,500 for families of 3 or more. Fees include lodging and 3 meals per day, plus transportation from the airport to Star Base. Payment for Star Base is by US dollars bank transfer to United Bank for Africa (UBA).
    • Correspondent Bank: CITI Bank New York
    • SWIFT Code: CITIUS33
    • ABA: 021000089
    • Account title: GOL COVID-19 Account
    • UBA Account No. USD 53030030026154
    • Address Broad & Nelson Streets, Monrovia, Liberia
    • SWIFT: UNAFLRLM
    • Beneficiary Name: Insert your name (this will be cross-referenced on your arrival)
    • Beneficiary Account No. Insert your account number (this will be cross-referenced on your arrival)
    Murex Plaza Hotel & Suites, 10th Street Sinkor (12 rooms). Fees are US$90 per person per day, plus a US$25 transportation fee from the airport to the hotel. Fees include lodging and 1 breakfast per day, plus laundry. Lunch and dinner are charged separately. Contact the hotel directly for bookings: +231-7760988-880 or https://www.murexplaza.com.
    If you test positive for COVID-19 whilst quarantining in the hotel, you will be transferred to the government COVID-19 Treatment Unit at Star Base and must remain there until you have two consecutive negative tests.
    Exemptions to PCR testing on arrival:
    • Children under the age of 5 years old are exempt from COVID-19 testing and do not require a test result certificate. However, you should check your airline’s requirements.
    • Cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers with layovers less than 48 hours are exempt from testing if they complete pre-boarding testing as per their airline’s policy and comply with screening procedures while in Liberia. They must complete screening on arrival and proceed to their designated flight crew hotel. If layover is more than 48 hours, cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers must undergo PCR testing before leaving Liberia (see Coronavirus testing for departing travellers)
    • Diplomats and their families, honorary consuls, duly accredited international organisations’ staff and Liberian diplomats must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate from an accredited lab within 96 hours of testing (i.e. your test sample must have been collected a maximum of 4 days before arrival in Liberia). Alternatively, voluntary testing at the airport is available free of charge. If you do not present a valid negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate, NPHIL staff will seek to test you on arrival.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    You should be prepared for travel restrictions, and changes to screening and quarantine requirements with no advance notice.
    *Quarantine requirements: Any travellers receiving a positive rapid test result on arrival at Roberts International Airport will be transported by health authorities to the government “Precautionary Observation Center (POC)”, or mandatory government quarantine facility, at Star Base. Travellers will be held at Star Base pending PCR results and may not be released until confirmed negative for COVID-19 (two consecutive negative tests may be required). PCR test results may take up to two weeks due to laboratory backlogs. Liberian POCs are basic, and not guaranteed to meet Public Health England standards.
    Travellers from Nepal or Brazil must stay in an approved quarantine facility for a minimum of 8 days (see Travellers from Nepal or Brazil above).
    For other travellers, depending on the length and reason for your visit, you may not have to isolate on arrival. However, for the majority of travellers Liberia recommends self-isolation for 7 days after arrival. There is a risk for British nationals of being put into a government quarantine or medical facility, either on arrival or during your trip to Liberia. Liberian precautionary observation centre (POCs) are basic.
    You are at risk of being put into quarantine or instructed to self-isolate even after completing your post-arrival self-isolation, if you develop symptoms (fever, cough or respiratory illness), or it is suspected you have been in contact with some who has tested positive for coronavirus. If you test positive for COVID-19, you may be transferred to a government quarantine facility or treatment centre. You are strongly advised to familiarise yourself with these risks before travelling.
    If you are travelling on behalf of government, an international organisation/NGO or a company, you should check with your organisation whether they have pre-arranged a private POC, i.e. quarantine facility, authorised by NHPIL. If you show symptoms, you may be transferred to a government POC or treatment centre.
    Visitors arriving on a laissez-passer (except UN or EU), may also be taken to quarantine for secondary screening. Any suspicion of illegal attempts to circumvent the process will result in removal to quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Liberia: In response to rising COVID-19 cases, revised COVID-19 National Health Guidelines have been issued by the Ministry of Health. Measures in place to minimise the spread of COVID-19 apply in all 15 counties. These measures will remain in place until announced otherwise. Violation of health measures is punishable by a fine of up to US$200 and/or imprisonment of up to 30 days. Measures could be changed at short notice. Authorities may impose a lockdown or curfew if COVID-19 cases continue to rise. You should monitor government communications.
    If you go out in public, you must wear a face mask which covers your nose and mouth. You must also wear a mask when using public transport. Limits on passenger numbers apply: taxis must not carry more than 3 passengers in the back and 1 in the front; “keh-kehs” (tricycle taxis) must not carry more than 2 passengers in the back and none in the front. Motorbikes may only carry one passenger.
    You must maintain social distancing of a minimum of 1 metre (3 feet) from others in public places and businesses (except in public transport). Mandatory hand washing with soap and clean water, or alcohol-based sanitiser is required at all premises.
    Liberian authorities have advised community members to report those showing coronavirus symptoms (coughing, fever, and difficulty breathing) by calling 4455.
    *Accommodation: You must ensure you have made arrangements for accommodation before travelling to Liberia. Some hotels are open but you should check and book in advance. Health measures including hand washing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 1 metre (3 feet), apply in all hotels.
    *Public places and services: Businesses such as banks, supermarkets, restaurants and salons are open. Health measures including handwashing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 1 metre (3 feet) apply. Some businesses have limits on the number of customers permitted to enter at one time. Only 10 customers are permitted inside bank service areas and only 20 customers inside supermarkets, night clubs and bars. Prevention measures must be followed inside and while queuing to enter. Some offices and businesses may also require temperature checks before entry. Nightclubs, bars and other establishments serving alcohol are permitted to open until 9pm.
    You are required to wear face masks in all commercial premises, public places and government buildings. Places of worship are permitted to hold services. Education facilities, healthcare facilities and pharmacies remain open with health measures in place.
    Gatherings (e.g. parties, funerals, weddings) of up to 20 people are permitted as long as preventative measures can be maintained (masks, social distancing, hand-sanitiser/washing). No spectators are allowed at sporting events.
    Public offices must reduce staff by 50% with other staff working at home.
    Dead bodies confirmed as COVID-positive may not be transported into or out of Liberia.

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    29.07.2021
  • Liberia Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Liberia: Passengers who have travelled from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh in the previous 14 days are banned from entering Liberia.
    Roberts International Airport (RIA) is open for commercial flights. There are no direct flights from the UK. Air France, Brussels Airlines and Royal Air Maroc usually offer a connecting service via Paris, Brussels or Casablanca. However, services between the UK and Casablanca are not operating currently. Flight availability could change at very short notice. Some regional airlines are operating with reduced flight schedules. If you wish to travel, you should contact your airline or travel agent for confirmation of flight schedules. You must wear a mask during transit and on arrival in Liberia. In Roberts International Airport, you must stand in marked spaces within the terminal to allow for social distancing.
    Before travelling to Liberia, you must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from an accredited lab, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Your test must be conducted a maximum of 96 hours before arrival in Liberia.
    Before arrival, in Liberia, you must download the Lib Travel mobile app from Android Play or the Apple Store. If you have problems with the app, staff at Roberts International Airport can assist you.
    Android app
    Apple Store
    You must complete a Health Screening Arrival Form before arrival, for monitoring and contact tracing. You must provide your passport details, contact details in Liberia, next of kin details, your travel details (including flight details, with seat number and any transit locations), any countries visited in the previous 14 days, and you must complete the symptom checker. You must select a payment option for your COVID-19 test (payment via app or payment on arrival). Some travellers have reported problems with online payment. You should ensure you carry sufficient cash (US dollars) for payment on arrival. If double-charged you can present proof of online payment and seek a refund. Each adult traveller must download the app and register individually. You can register children via a parent’s app. When you arrive in Liberia, you must be able to show proof that you have completed the symptom tracker form. If you experience problems using the app, staff will assist you at the airport on arrival.
    Currently all land borders (with Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire) are closed to travellers. Ports remain open.
    Testing / screening on arrival: On arrival at Roberts International Airport, all travellers will be screened for COVID-19 using rapid tests, with results available in approximately 20 minutes. Any travellers testing positive will be transported by health authorities to the government “Precautionary Observation Center (POC)”, or mandatory quarantine facility, at Star Base. Travellers will be held there pending PCR results and may not be released until confirmed negative for COVID-19 (two consecutive negative tests may be required). PCR test results may take up to two weeks due to laboratory backlogs.
    All non-exempt travellers arriving in Liberia will be PCR screened for the coronavirus. For exemptions, see Exemptions to PCR testing on arrival below. Different rules apply for travellers who have been in Nepal or Brazil in the previous 14 days, see separate guidance below.
    • On arrival at entry points, staff will check your temperature and you must wash your hands with soap and water. You must show your symptom checking screening form (mobile app) to public health staff. You must also show your flight itinerary.
    • If you display symptoms of coronavirus, public health officials may take you to a government quarantine or medical facility.
    • Passengers entering Liberia will be tested for COVID-19 by the National Public Health Reference Laboratory team (unless exempt from testing). Sample collection involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud, for PCR testing. Sample processing could take several days. You will receive a unique identification number to retrieve your test results online.
    • You must present proof of payment for your PCR test before your sample is collected. Travellers arriving from ECOWAS countries must pay US$50. Travellers from countries outside the ECOWAS region must pay US$75. There are two payment options available. You can pay in advance via the Lib Travel mobile app, or alternatively, you can pay at the United Bank for Africa (UBA) banking window (in US dollars cash or by card) on arrival.
    To check your PCR test results online, visit the Self Check Portal 2 to 3 days after your sample was collected. You must enter your unique identification number (provided when your sample was collected), and your year of birth. The National Reference Lab is experiencing capacity constraints and your result may be delayed beyond the 72 hours target. Individuals have reported delays of approximately 2 weeks.
    • Government of Liberia strongly recommends that all travellers self-isolate for 7 days and self-monitor symptoms via the Lib Travel app for 14 days, beginning the day after arrival in Liberia.
    • If your PCR test is positive, you will be subject to Liberia’s case management guidelines. This means the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) will consider your care on a case-by-case basis and you may be taken to a government COVID-19 Treatment Unit. Private health care facilities are not currently permitted to treat COVID-19 patients. Home-based care is considered on a case-by-case basis.
    For information on testing for travellers departing Liberia, see International Travel.
    *Travellers from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh: Passengers who have travelled from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh in the previous 14 days are banned from entering Liberia.
    *Travellers from Nepal or Brazil: If you have been in Nepal or Brazil in the previous 14 days there are additional entry requirements (managed quarantine). You must complete the general traveller processes above (provide negative PCR test result, complete a Health Screening Arrival Form before arrival, provide your travel itinerary and submit a sample for PCR testing on arrival). You must also book your managed quarantine package before arrival in Liberia.
    On arrival, all travellers from Nepal or Brazil will be taken directly from the airport to a government-approved quarantine facility (“Precautionary Observation Center/POC”). You must pay your quarantine fees before entering the facility. You will be tested 7 days after arrival. If your test is negative you will be released. It may take several days to receive this result, so you could spend up to 10 days in the POC.
    If you test positive for COVID-19 while in the POC, you will be transferred from your POC to a government COVID-19 Treatment Unit at Star Base. You will only be released from the treatment unit after two consecutive negative COVID-19 tests. This could mean staying for 20 days or more. Liberian POCs and treatment units are basic, and not guaranteed to meet Public Health England standards.
    There are two approved POCs: Star Base (government facility), Bushrod Island. Fees are US$1000 for an individual; US$1200 for a couple; $1,500 for families of 3 or more. Fees include lodging and 3 meals per day, plus transportation from the airport to Star Base. Payment for Star Base is by US dollars bank transfer to United Bank for Africa (UBA).
    • Correspondent Bank: CITI Bank New York
    • SWIFT Code: CITIUS33
    • ABA: 021000089
    • Account title: GOL COVID-19 Account
    • UBA Account No. USD 53030030026154
    • Address Broad & Nelson Streets, Monrovia, Liberia
    • SWIFT: UNAFLRLM
    • Beneficiary Name: Insert your name (this will be cross-referenced on your arrival)
    • Beneficiary Account No. Insert your account number (this will be cross-referenced on your arrival)
    Murex Plaza Hotel & Suites, 10th Street Sinkor (12 rooms). Fees are US$90 per person per day, plus a US$25 transportation fee from the airport to the hotel. Fees include lodging and 1 breakfast per day, plus laundry. Lunch and dinner are charged separately. Contact the hotel directly for bookings: +231-7760988-880 or https://www.murexplaza.com.
    If you test positive for COVID-19 whilst quarantining in the hotel, you will be transferred to the government COVID-19 Treatment Unit at Star Base and must remain there until you have two consecutive negative tests.
    Exemptions to PCR testing on arrival:
    • Children under the age of 5 years old are exempt from COVID-19 testing and do not require a test result certificate. However, you should check your airline’s requirements.
    • Cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers with layovers less than 48 hours are exempt from testing if they complete pre-boarding testing as per their airline’s policy and comply with screening procedures while in Liberia. They must complete screening on arrival and proceed to their designated flight crew hotel. If layover is more than 48 hours, cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers must undergo PCR testing before leaving Liberia (see Coronavirus testing for departing travellers)
    • Diplomats and their families, honorary consuls, duly accredited international organisations’ staff and Liberian diplomats must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate from an accredited lab within 96 hours of testing (i.e. your test sample must have been collected a maximum of 4 days before arrival in Liberia). Alternatively, voluntary testing at the airport is available free of charge. If you do not present a valid negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate, NPHIL staff will seek to test you on arrival.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    You should be prepared for travel restrictions, and changes to screening and quarantine requirements with no advance notice.
    *Quarantine requirements: Any travellers receiving a positive rapid test result on arrival at Roberts International Airport will be transported by health authorities to the government “Precautionary Observation Center (POC)”, or mandatory government quarantine facility, at Star Base. Travellers will be held at Star Base pending PCR results and may not be released until confirmed negative for COVID-19 (two consecutive negative tests may be required). PCR test results may take up to two weeks due to laboratory backlogs. Liberian POCs are basic, and not guaranteed to meet Public Health England standards.
    Travellers from Nepal or Brazil must stay in an approved quarantine facility for a minimum of 8 days (see Travellers from Nepal or Brazil above).
    For other travellers, depending on the length and reason for your visit, you may not have to isolate on arrival. However, for the majority of travellers Liberia recommends self-isolation for 7 days after arrival. There is a risk for British nationals of being put into a government quarantine or medical facility, either on arrival or during your trip to Liberia. Liberian precautionary observation centre (POCs) are basic.
    You are at risk of being put into quarantine or instructed to self-isolate even after completing your post-arrival self-isolation, if you develop symptoms (fever, cough or respiratory illness), or it is suspected you have been in contact with some who has tested positive for coronavirus. If you test positive for COVID-19, you may be transferred to a government quarantine facility or treatment centre. You are strongly advised to familiarise yourself with these risks before travelling.
    If you are travelling on behalf of government, an international organisation/NGO or a company, you should check with your organisation whether they have pre-arranged a private POC, i.e. quarantine facility, authorised by NHPIL. If you show symptoms, you may be transferred to a government POC or treatment centre.
    Visitors arriving on a laissez-passer (except UN or EU), may also be taken to quarantine for secondary screening. Any suspicion of illegal attempts to circumvent the process will result in removal to quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Liberia: In response to rising COVID-19 cases, revised COVID-19 National Health Guidelines have been issued by the Ministry of Health. Measures in place to minimise the spread of COVID-19 apply in all 15 counties. These measures will remain in place until announced otherwise. Violation of health measures is punishable by a fine of up to US$200 and/or imprisonment of up to 30 days. Measures could be changed at short notice. Authorities may impose a lockdown or curfew if COVID-19 cases continue to rise. You should monitor government communications for announcements see Further information
    If you go out in public, you must wear a face mask which covers your nose and mouth. You must also wear a mask when using public transport. Limits on passenger numbers apply: taxis must not carry more than 3 passengers in the back and 1 in the front; “keh-kehs” (tricycle taxis) must not carry more than 2 passengers in the back and none in the front. Motorbikes may only carry one passenger.
    You must maintain social distancing of a minimum of 1 metre (3 feet) from others in public places and businesses (except in public transport). Mandatory hand washing with soap and clean water, or alcohol-based sanitiser is required at all premises.
    Liberian authorities have advised community members to report those showing coronavirus symptoms (coughing, fever, and difficulty breathing) by calling 4455.
    *Accommodation: You must ensure you have made arrangements for accommodation before travelling to Liberia. Some hotels are open but you should check and book in advance. Health measures including hand washing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 1 metre (3 feet), apply in all hotels.
    *Public places and services: Businesses such as banks, supermarkets, restaurants and salons are open. Health measures including handwashing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 1 metre (3 feet) apply. Some businesses have limits on the number of customers permitted to enter at one time. Only 10 customers are permitted inside bank service areas and only 20 customers inside supermarkets, night clubs and bars. Prevention measures must be followed inside and while queuing to enter. Some offices and businesses may also require temperature checks before entry. Nightclubs, bars and other establishments serving alcohol are permitted to open until 9pm.
    You are required to wear face masks in all commercial premises, public places and government buildings. Places of worship are permitted to hold services. Education facilities, healthcare facilities and pharmacies remain open with health measures in place.
    Gatherings (e.g. parties, funerals, weddings) of up to 20 people are permitted as long as preventative measures can be maintained (masks, social distancing, hand-sanitiser/washing). No spectators are allowed at sporting events.
    Public offices must reduce staff by 50% with other staff working at home.
    Dead bodies confirmed as COVID-positive may not be transported into or out of Liberia.

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    13.07.2021
  • Liberia Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Liberia: Passengers who have travelled from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh in the previous 14 days are banned from entering Liberia.
    Roberts International Airport (RIA) is open for commercial flights. There are no direct flights from the UK. Air France, Brussels Airlines and Royal Air Maroc usually offer a connecting service via Paris, Brussels or Casablanca. However, Flight availability could change at very short notice. Some regional airlines are operating with reduced flight schedules. If you wish to travel, you should contact your airline or travel agent for confirmation of flight schedules. You must wear a mask during transit and on arrival in Liberia. In Roberts International Airport, you must stand in marked spaces within the terminal to allow for social distancing.
    Before travelling to Liberia, you must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from an accredited lab, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Your test must be conducted a maximum of 96 hours before arrival in Liberia.
    Before arrival, in Liberia, you must download the Lib Travel mobile app from Android Play or the Apple Store. If you have problems with the app, staff at Roberts International Airport can assist you.
    Android app
    Apple Store
    You must complete a Health Screening Arrival Form before arrival, for monitoring and contact tracing. You must provide your passport details, contact details in Liberia, next of kin details, your travel details (including flight details, with seat number and any transit locations), any countries visited in the previous 14 days, and you must complete the symptom checker. You must select a payment option for your COVID-19 test (payment via app or payment on arrival). Some travellers have reported problems with online payment. You should ensure you carry sufficient cash (US dollars) for payment on arrival. If double-charged you can present proof of online payment and seek a refund. Each adult traveller must download the app and register individually. You can register children via a parent’s app. When you arrive in Liberia, you must be able to show proof that you have completed the symptom tracker form. If you experience problems using the app, staff will assist you at the airport on arrival.
    Currently all land borders (with Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire) are closed to travellers. Ports remain open.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All non-exempt travellers arriving in Liberia will be screened for the coronavirus. For exemptions, see Exemptions to PCR testing on arrival below. Different rules apply for travellers who have been in Nepal or Brazil in the previous 14 days; travellers on short-term missions; and humanitarian workers, see separate guidance below.
    • On arrival at entry points, staff will check your temperature and you must wash your hands with soap and water. You must show your symptom checking screening form (mobile app) to public health staff. You must also show your flight itinerary.
    • If you display symptoms of coronavirus, public health officials may take you to a government quarantine or medical facility.
    • Passengers entering Liberia will be tested for COVID-19 by the National Public Health Reference Laboratory team (unless exempt from testing). Sample collection involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud, for PCR testing. Sample processing could take several days. You will receive a unique identification number to retrieve your test results online.
    • You must present proof of payment for your PCR test before your sample is collected. Travellers arriving from ECOWAS countries must pay US$50. Travellers from countries outside the ECOWAS region must pay US$75. There are two payment options available. You can pay in advance via the Lib Travel mobile app, or alternatively, you can pay at the United Bank for Africa (UBA) banking window (in US dollars cash or by card) on arrival.
    To check your PCR test results online, visit the Self Check Portal
    • 2 to 3 days after your sample was collected. You must enter your unique identification number (provided when your sample was collected), and your year of birth. The National Reference Lab is experiencing capacity constraints and your result may be delayed beyond the 72 hours target.
    • Government of Liberia strongly recommends that all travellers self-isolate for 7 days and self-monitor symptoms via the Lib Travel app for 14 days, beginning the day after arrival in Liberia.
    • If your PCR test is positive, you will be subject to Liberia’s case management guidelines. This means the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) will consider your care on a case-by-case basis and you may be taken to a government COVID-19 Treatment Unit. Private health care facilities are not currently permitted to treat COVID-19 patients. Home-based care is considered on a case-by-case basis.
    For information on testing for travellers departing Liberia, see International Travel.
    *Travellers from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh: Passengers who have travelled from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh in the previous 14 days are banned from entering Liberia.
    *Travellers from Nepal or Brazil: If you have been in Nepal or Brazil in the previous 14 days there are additional entry requirements (managed quarantine). You must complete the general traveller processes above (provide negative PCR test result, complete a Health Screening Arrival Form before arrival, provide your travel itinerary and submit a sample for PCR testing on arrival). You must also book your managed quarantine package before arrival in Liberia.
    On arrival, all travellers from Nepal or Brazil will be taken directly from the airport to a government-approved quarantine facility (“Precautionary Observation Center/POC”). You must pay your quarantine fees before entering the facility. You will be tested 7 days after arrival. If your test is negative you will be released. It may take several days to receive this result, so you could spend up to 10 days in the POC.
    If you test positive for COVID-19 while in the POC, you will be transferred from your POC to a government COVID-19 Treatment Unit at Star Base. You will only be released from the treatment unit after two consecutive negative COVID-19 tests. This could mean staying for 20 days or more. Liberian POCs and treatment units are basic.
    There are two approved POCs:
    Star Base (government facility), Bushrod Island. Fees are US$1000 for an individual; US$1200 for a couple; $15000 for families of 3 or more. Fees include lodging and 3 meals per day, plus transportation from the airport to Star Base. Payment for Star Base is by US dollars bank transfer to United Bank for Africa (UBA).
    • Correspondent Bank: CITI Bank New York
    • SWIFT Code: CITIUS33
    • ABA: 021000089
    • Account title: GOL COVID-19 Account
    • UBA Account No. USD 53030030026154
    • Address Broad & Nelson Streets, Monrovia, Liberia
    • SWIFT: UNAFLRLM
    • Beneficiary Name: Insert your name (this will be cross-referenced on your arrival)
    • Beneficiary Account No. Insert your account number (this will be cross-referenced on your arrival)
    Murex Plaza Hotel & Suites, 10th Street Sinkor (12 rooms). Fees are US$90 per person per day, plus a US$25 transportation fee from the airport to the hotel. Fees include lodging and 1 breakfast per day, plus laundry. Lunch and dinner are charged separately. Contact the hotel directly for bookings: +231-7760988-880 orhttps://www.murexplaza.com .
    If you test positive for COVID-19 whilst quarantining in the hotel, you will be transferred to the government COVID-19 Treatment Unit at Star Base and must remain there until you have two consecutive negative tests.
    Travellers visiting on short missions of up to 5 days: If you are visiting Liberia for up to 5 days on a short mission (e.g. you were invited by government or an international NGO to provide technical assistance), you are exempt from testing on arrival, if you meet the following requirements (and have not travelled from Nepal or Brazil):
    • The organisation that has invited you should inform the chair or co-chair of the COVID-19 Incident Management System (IMS) in advance of your visit, of the purpose of your visit, the number of travellers, duration of visit, activity to be conducted, exact location you will stay, contact details while in Liberia, and address and contacts of references in Liberia.
    • You must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate from an accredited lab within 96 hours of testing (i.e. your test sample must have been collected a maximum of 4 days before arrival in Liberia);
    • You must present evidence of short stay (i.e. flight ticket); you must provide details of stay including telephone number, contact person and address; you must observe preventative measures while in Liberia;
    • You should provide your invitation documents.
    • You must present a negative test result on departure if your airline requires this (see Coronavirus testing for departing travellers).
    • If your mission is likely to be extended, your organisation must inform the IMS chair or co-chair 24-48 hours in advance.
    • If your stay in Liberia is extended beyond 5 days, you must undergo PCR testing before leaving Liberia (see Coronavirus testing for departing travellers).
    *Humanitarian workers deploying to Liberia: If you have travelled from Nepal or Brazil you must follow the rules above for managed quarantine.
    If you have not travelled from Nepal or Brazil and are deploying to Liberia for a period of less than 15 days you should contact your organisation for advice on which rules to follow. If you have not travelled from Nepal or Brazil and are deploying to Liberia for a period of 15-60 days, you should follow a different process:
    • The organisation that is deploying you should inform the chair or co-chair of the COVID-19 Incident Management System (IMS) in advance of your proposed deployment, of the purpose of your deployment, the area of deployment, exact location you will stay, and contact details while in Liberia.
    • You must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate from an accredited lab within 96 hours of testing (i.e. your test sample must have been collected a maximum of 4 days before arrival in Liberia).
    • You must self-isolate for 7 days, beginning the day after arrival in Liberia. You must remain in your hotel or place of lodging and inform your employer if you develop any symptoms of COVID-19.
    • At the end of your 7-day self-isolation period, you must be tested for COVID-19 by the National Public Health Reference Laboratory team. Sample collection involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud, for PCR testing. Sample processing could take several days. See Testing on departure for information on test locations.
    • If your PCR test result is negative, you can proceed with your deployment. If your PCR test is positive, you will be subject to Liberia’s case management guidelines. This means NPHIL will consider your care on a case-by-case basis and you may be taken to a government COVID-19 treatment unit. Private health care facilities are not currently permitted to treat COVID-19 patients. Home-based care is considered on a case-by-case basis.
    Exemptions to PCR testing on arrival:
    • Children under the age of 5 years old are exempt from COVID-19 testing and do not require a test result certificate. However, you should check your airline’s requirements.
    • Cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers with layovers less than 48 hours are exempt from testing if they complete pre-boarding testing as per their airline’s policy and comply with screening procedures while in Liberia. They must complete screening on arrival and proceed to their designated flight crew hotel. If layover is more than 48 hours, cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers must undergo PCR testing before leaving Liberia (see Coronavirus testing for departing travellers)
    • Diplomats and their families, honorary consuls, duly accredited international organisations’ staff and Liberian diplomats must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate from an accredited lab within 96 hours of testing (i.e. your test sample must have been collected a maximum of 4 days before arrival in Liberia). Alternatively, voluntary testing at the airport is available free of charge. If you do not present a valid negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate, NPHIL staff will seek to test you on arrival.You should arrange to take a private test.
    You should be prepared for travel restrictions, and changes to screening and quarantine requirements with no advance notice.
    *Quarantine requirements: Travellers from Nepal or Brazil must stay in an approved quarantine facility for a minimum of 8 days (see Travellers from Nepal or Brazil above).
    For other travellers, depending on the length and reason for your visit, you may not have to isolate on arrival. However, for the majority of travellers Liberia recommends self-isolation for 7 days after arrival. Humanitarian works staying longer than 15 days will need to isolate on arrival for 7 days and then take a further PCR test. There is a risk for British nationals of being put into a government quarantine or medical facility, either on arrival or during your trip to Liberia. Liberian precautionary observation center (POCs) are basic, and not guaranteed to meet Public Health England standards.
    You are at risk of being put into quarantine or instructed to self-isolate even after completing your post-arrival self-isolation, if you develop symptoms (fever, cough or respiratory illness), or it is suspected you have been in contact with some who has tested positive for coronavirus. If you test positive for COVID-19, you may be transferred to a government quarantine facility or treatment center. You are strongly advised to familiarise yourself with these risks before travelling.
    If you are travelling on behalf of government, an international organisation/NGO or a company, you should check with your organisation whether they have pre-arranged a private POC, i.e. quarantine facility, authorised by NHPIL. The British Embassy cannot provide POC facilities. If you show symptoms, you may be transferred to a government POC or treatment center.
    Visitors arriving on a laissez-passer (except UN or EU), may also be taken to quarantine for secondary screening. Any suspicion of illegal attempts to circumvent the process will result in removal to quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Liberia: In response to rising COVID-19 cases, revised COVID-19 National Health Guidelines have been issued by the Ministry of Health. Measures in place to minimise the spread of COVID-19 apply in all 15 counties. These measures will remain in place until announced otherwise. Violation of health measures is punishable by a fine of up to US$200 and/or imprisonment of up to 30 days. Measures could be changed at short notice. Authorities may impose a lockdown or curfew if COVID-19 cases continue to rise.
    If you go out in public, you must wear a face mask which covers your nose and mouth. You must also wear a mask when using public transport. Limits on passenger numbers apply: taxis must not carry more than 3 passengers in the back and 1 in the front; “keh-kehs” (tricycle taxis) must not carry more than 2 passengers in the back and none in the front. Motorbikes may only carry one passenger.
    You must maintain social distancing of a minimum of 1 metre (3 feet) from others in public places and businesses (except in public transport). Mandatory hand washing with soap and clean water, or alcohol-based sanitiser is required at all premises.
    Liberian authorities have advised community members to report those showing coronavirus symptoms (coughing, fever, and difficulty breathing) by calling 4455.
    *Accommodation: You must ensure you have made arrangements for accommodation before travelling to Liberia. Some hotels are open but you should check and book in advance. Health measures including hand washing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 1 metre (3 feet), apply in all hotels.
    *Public places and services: Businesses such as banks, supermarkets, restaurants and salons are open. Health measures including handwashing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 1 metre (3 feet) apply. Some businesses have limits on the number of customers permitted to enter at one time. Only 10 customers are permitted inside bank service areas and only 20 customers inside supermarkets, night clubs and bars. Prevention measures must be followed inside and while queuing to enter. Some offices and businesses may also require temperature checks before entry. Nightclubs, bars and other establishments serving alcohol are permitted to open until 9pm.
    You are required to wear face masks in all commercial premises, public places and government buildings. Places of worship are permitted to hold services. Education facilities, healthcare facilities and pharmacies remain open with health measures in place.
    Gatherings (e.g. parties, funerals, weddings) of up to 20 people are permitted as long as preventative measures can be maintained (masks, social distancing, hand-sanitiser/washing). No spectators are allowed at sporting events.
    Public offices must reduce staff by 50% with other staff working at home.
    Dead bodies confirmed as COVID-positive may not be transported into or out of Liberia.

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    21.06.2021
  • Liberia Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Liberia: Roberts International Airport (RIA) is open for commercial flights. There are no direct flights from the UK. Air France, Brussels Airlines and Royal Air Maroc usually offer a connecting service via Paris, Brussels or Casablanca. However, services between the UK and Casablanca are not operating currently. Flight availability could change at very short notice. Some regional airlines are operating with reduced flight schedules. If you wish to travel, you should contact your airline or travel agent for confirmation of flight schedules. You must wear a mask during transit and on arrival in Liberia. In Roberts International Airport, you must stand in marked spaces within the terminal to allow for social distancing.
    Before travelling to Liberia, you must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from an accredited lab, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Your test must be conducted a maximum of 96 hours before arrival in Liberia. Before arrival, in Liberia, you must download the Lib Travel mobile app from Android Play or the Apple Store. If you have problems with the app, staff at Roberts International Airport can assist you.
    Android app
    Apple Store
    You must complete a Health Screening Arrival Form before arrival, for monitoring and contact tracing. You must provide your passport details, contact details in Liberia, next of kin details, your travel details (including flight details, with seat number and any transit locations), any countries visited in the previous 14 days, and you must complete the symptom checker. You must select a payment option for your COVID-19 test (payment via app or payment on arrival). Each adult traveller must download the app and register individually. You can register children via a parent’s app. When you arrive in Liberia, you must be able to show proof that you have completed the symptom tracker form. If you experience problems using the app, staff will assists you at the airport on arrival.
    Currently all land borders (with Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire) are closed to travellers. Ports remain open.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All non-exempt travellers arriving in Liberia will be screened for the coronavirus. For exemptions, see Exemptions to PCR testing on arrival below. Different rules apply for travellers who have been in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal or Brazil in the previous 14 days; travellers on short-term missions; and humanitarian workers, see separate guidance below.
    • On arrival at entry points, staff will check your temperature and you must wash your hands with soap and water. You must show your symptom checking screening form (mobile app) to public health staff. You must also show your flight itinerary.
    • If you display symptoms of coronavirus, public health officials may take you to a government quarantine or medical facility. See Quarantine requirements.
    • Passengers entering Liberia will be tested for COVID-19 by the National Public Health Reference Laboratory team (unless exempt from testing). Sample collection involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud, for PCR testing. Sample processing could take several days. You will receive a unique identification number to retrieve your test results online.
    • You must present proof of payment for your PCR test before your sample is collected. Travellers arriving from ECOWAS countries must pay US$50. Travellers from countries outside the ECOWAS region must pay US$75. There are two payment options available. You can pay in advance via the Lib Travel mobile app, or alternatively, you can pay at the United Bank for Africa (UBA) banking window (in US dollars cash or by card) on arrival.
    • To check your PCR test results online, visit the Self Check Portal 2 to 3 days after your sample was collected. You must enter your unique identification number (provided when your sample was collected), and your year of birth.
    • Government of Liberia strongly recommends that all travellers self-isolate for 7 days and self-monitor symptoms via the Lib Travel app for 14 days, beginning the day after arrival in Liberia.
    • If your PCR test is positive, you will be subject to Liberia’s case management guidelines. This means the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) will consider your care on a case-by-case basis and you may be taken to a government COVID-19 Treatment Unit. Private health care facilities are not currently permitted to treat COVID-19 patients. Home-based care is considered on a case-by-case basis.
    For information on testing for travellers departing Liberia, see International Travel.
    *Travellers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal or Brazil: If you have been in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal or Brazil in the previous 14 days there are additional entry requirements (managed quarantine). You must complete the general traveller processes above (provide negative PCR test result, complete a Health Screening Arrival Form before arrival, provide your travel itinerary and submit a sample for PCR testing on arrival). You must also book your managed quarantine package before arrival in Liberia.
    On arrival, all travellers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal or Brazil will be taken directly from the airport to a government-approved quarantine facility (“Precautionary Observation Center/POC”). You must pay your quarantine fees before entering the facility. You will be tested 7 days after arrival. If your test is negative you will be released. It may take several days to receive this result, so you could spend up to 10 days in the POC.
    If you test positive for COVID-19 while in the POC, you will be transferred from your POC to a government COVID-19 Treatment Unit at Star Base. You will only be released from the treatment unit after two consecutive negative COVID-19 tests. This could mean staying for 20 days or more. Liberian POCs and treatment units are basic.
    There are two approved POCs: Star Base (government facility), Bushrod Island. Fees are US$1000 for an individual; US$1200 for a couple; $15000 for families of 3 or more. Fees include lodging and 3 meals per day, plus transportation from the airport to Star Base. Payment for Star Base is by US dollars bank transfer to United Bank for Africa (UBA).
    • Correspondent Bank: CITI Bank New York
    • SWIFT Code: CITIUS33
    • ABA: 021000089
    • Account title: GOL COVID-19 Account
    • UBA Account No. USD 53030030026154
    • Address Broad & Nelson Streets, Monrovia, Liberia
    • SWIFT: UNAFLRLM
    • Beneficiary Name: Insert your name (this will be cross-referenced on your arrival)
    • Beneficiary Account No. Insert your account number (this will be cross-referenced on your arrival)
    Murex Plaza Hotel & Suites, 10th Street Sinkor (12 rooms). Fees are US$90 per person per day, plus a US$25 transportation fee from the airport to the hotel. Fees include lodging and 1 breakfast per day, plus laundry. Lunch and dinner are charged separately. Contact the hotel directly for bookings: +231-7760988-880 or https://www.murexplaza.com.
    If you test positive for COVID-19 whilst quarantining in the hotel, you will be transferred to the government COVID-19 Treatment Unit at Star Base and must remain there until you have two consecutive negative tests.
    Travellers visiting on short missions of up to 5 days: If you are visiting Liberia for up to 5 days on a short mission (e.g. you were invited by government or an international NGO to provide technical assistance), you are exempt from testing on arrival, if you meet the following requirements (and have not travelled from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal or Brazil):
    • The organisation that has invited you should inform the chair or co-chair of the COVID-19 Incident Management System (IMS) in advance of your visit, of the purpose of your visit, the number of travellers, duration of visit, activity to be conducted, exact location you will stay, contact details while in Liberia, and address and contacts of references in Liberia.
    • You must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate from an accredited lab within 96 hours of testing (i.e. your test sample must have been collected a maximum of 4 days before arrival in Liberia);
    • You must present evidence of short stay (i.e. flight ticket); you must provide details of stay including telephone number, contact person and address; you must observe preventative measures while in Liberia;
    • You should provide your invitation documents.
    • You must present a negative test result on departure if your airline requires this (see Coronavirus testing for departing travellers).
    • If your mission is likely to be extended, your organisation must inform the IMS chair or co-chair 24-48 hours in advance.
    • If your stay in Liberia is extended beyond 5 days, you must undergo PCR testing before leaving Liberia (see Coronavirus testing for departing travellers).
    *Humanitarian workers deploying to Liberia: If you have travelled from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal or Brazil you must follow the rules above for managed quarantine.
    If you have not travelled from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal or Brazil and are deploying to Liberia for a period of less than 15 days you should contact your organisation for advice on which rules to follow. If you have not travelled from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal or Brazil and are deploying to Liberia for a period of 15-60 days, you should follow a different process:
    • The organisation that is deploying you should inform the chair or co-chair of the COVID-19 Incident Management System (IMS) in advance of your proposed deployment, of the purpose of your deployment, the area of deployment, exact location you will stay, and contact details while in Liberia.
    • You must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate from an accredited lab within 96 hours of testing (i.e. your test sample must have been collected a maximum of 4 days before arrival in Liberia).
    • You must self-isolate for 7 days, beginning the day after arrival in Liberia. You must remain in your hotel or place of lodging and inform your employer if you develop any symptoms of COVID-19.
    • At the end of your 7-day self-isolation period, you must be tested for COVID-19 by the National Public Health Reference Laboratory team. Sample collection involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud, for PCR testing. Sample processing could take several days. See Testing on departure for information on test locations.
    • If your PCR test result is negative, you can proceed with your deployment. If your PCR test is positive, you will be subject to Liberia’s case management guidelines. This means NPHIL will consider your care on a case-by-case basis and you may be taken to a government COVID-19 treatment unit. Private health care facilities are not currently permitted to treat COVID-19 patients. Home-based care is considered on a case-by-case basis.
    Exemptions to PCR testing on arrival:
    • Children under the age of 5 years old are exempt from COVID-19 testing and do not require a test result certificate. However, you should check your airline’s requirements.
    • Cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers with layovers less than 48 hours are exempt from testing if they complete pre-boarding testing as per their airline’s policy and comply with screening procedures while in Liberia. They must complete screening on arrival and proceed to their designated flight crew hotel. If layover is more than 48 hours, cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers must undergo PCR testing before leaving Liberia (see Coronavirus testing for departing travellers)
    • Diplomats and their families, honorary consuls, duly accredited international organisations’ staff and Liberian diplomats must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate from an accredited lab within 96 hours of testing (i.e. your test sample must have been collected a maximum of 4 days before arrival in Liberia). Alternatively, voluntary testing at the airport is available free of charge. If you do not present a valid negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate, NPHIL staff will seek to test you on arrival.
    You should arrange to take a private test. You should be prepared for travel restrictions, and changes to screening and quarantine requirements with no advance notice.
    *Quarantine requirements: Travellers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal or Brazil must stay in an approved quarantine facility for a minimum of 8 days (see Travellers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal or Brazil above).
    For other travellers, depending on the length and reason for your visit, you may not have to isolate on arrival. However, for the majority of travellers Liberia recommends self-isolation for 7 days after arrival. Humanitarian works staying longer than 15 days will need to isolate on arrival for 7 days and then take a further PCR test. There is a risk for foreign nationals of being put into a government quarantine or medical facility, either on arrival or during your trip to Liberia.
    You are at risk of being put into quarantine or instructed to self-isolate even after completing your post-arrival self-isolation, if you develop symptoms (fever, cough or respiratory illness), or it is suspected you have been in contact with some who has tested positive for coronavirus. If you test positive for COVID-19, you may be transferred to a government quarantine facility or treatment centre. You are strongly advised to familiarise yourself with these risks before travelling.
    If you are travelling on behalf of government, an international organisation/NGO or a company, you should check with your organisation whether they have pre-arranged a private POC, i.e. quarantine facility, authorised by NHPIL. If you show symptoms, you may be transferred to a government POC or treatment centre. Visitors arriving on a laissez-passer (except UN or EU), may also be taken to quarantine for secondary screening. Any suspicion of illegal attempts to circumvent the process will result in removal to quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Liberia: The nationwide State of Emergency has now expired. However a revised National Health Emergency has been declared by the Ministry of Health. Measures in place to minimise the spread of COVID-19 apply in all 15 counties. These measures will remain in place until announced otherwise. Violation of health measures is punishable by a fine of up to US$200 and/or imprisonment of up to 30 days. Measures could be changed at short notice. You should monitor government communications for announcements (see Further information).
    If you go out in public, you must wear a face mask which covers your nose and mouth. You must also wear a mask when using public transport. Limits on passenger numbers apply: taxis must not carry more than 3 passengers in the back and 1 in the front; “keh-kehs” (tricycle taxis) must not carry more than 2 passengers in the back and none in the front.
    You must maintain social distancing of a minimum of 1 metre (3 feet) from others in public places and businesses (except in public transport). Mandatory hand washing with soap and clean water, or alcohol-based sanitiser is required at all premises.
    Liberian authorities have advised community members to report those showing coronavirus symptoms (coughing, fever, and difficulty breathing) by calling 4455.
    *Accommodation: You must ensure you have made arrangements for accommodation before travelling to Liberia. Some hotels are open but you should check and book in advance. Health measures including hand washing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 1 metre (3 feet), apply in all hotels.
    *Public places and services: Businesses such as banks, supermarkets, restaurants and salons are open. Health measures including handwashing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 1 metre (3 feet) apply. Some businesses have limits on the number of customers permitted to enter at one time. Only 10 customers are permitted inside bank service areas and only 20 customers inside supermarkets. Some offices and businesses may also require temperature checks before entry. Nightclubs and bars remain closed, however other establishments serving alcohol are permitted to open until 9pm.
    You are required to wear face masks in all commercial premises, public places and government buildings. Places of worship are permitted to hold services. Healthcare facilities and pharmacies remain open with health measures in place. Large gatherings including sporting events, weddings and funerals are permitted as long as preventative measures can be maintained.

    e gatherings including sporting events, weddings and funerals are permitted as long as preventative measures can be maintained.

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    13.05.2021
  • Liberia Latest News: Effective 1 December 2020, all non-exempt incoming and outgoing air travelers at Liberia’s Roberts International Airport will be tested for COVID-19 (OSAC, 01.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Liberia: Roberts International Airport (RIA) is open for commercial flights. There are no direct flights from the UK. Air France, Brussels Airlines and Royal Air Maroc usually offer a connecting service via Paris, Brussels or Casablanca. However, services between the UK and Casablanca are not operating and there are now no direct flights between London and Paris. Flight availability could change at very short notice. Some regional airlines are operating with reduced flight schedules. If you wish to travel, you should contact your airline or travel agent for confirmation of flight schedules. In Roberts International Airport, you must stand in marked spaces within the terminal to allow for social distancing.
    Before arrival, in Liberia, you must download the Lib Travel mobile app from Android Play or the Apple Store. If you have problems with the app, staff at Roberts International Airport can assist you.
    Android app
    Apple Store
    You must complete a Health Screening Arrival Form before arrival, for monitoring and contact tracing. You must provide your passport details, contact details in Liberia, next of kin details, your travel details (including flight details, with seat number and any transit locations), any countries visited in the previous 14 days, and you must complete the symptom checker. You must select a payment option for your COVID-19 test (US$75 payment via app or payment on arrival). Each adult traveller must download the app and register individually. You can register children via a parent’s app. When you arrive in Liberia, you must be able to show proof that you have completed the symptom tracker form. If you experience problems using the app, staff will assists you at the airport on arrival. You must wear a mask during transit and upon arrival in Liberia.
    Currently all land borders (with Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire) are closed to travellers. Ports remain open.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All non-exempt travellers arriving in Liberia will be screened for the coronavirus. For exemptions, see Exemptions to PCR testing on arrival. Different rules apply for short-term missions and humanitarian workers, see below.
    • On arrival at entry points, staff will check your temperature and you must wash your hands with soap and water. You must show your symptom checking screening form (mobile app) to public health staff.
    • If you display symptoms of coronavirus, public health officials may take you to a government quarantine or medical facility.
    • Passengers entering Liberia will be tested for COVID-19 by the National Public Health Reference Laboratory team (unless exempt from testing). Sample collection involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud, for PCR testing. Sample processing could take several days. You will receive a unique identification number to retrieve your test results online.
    • You must present proof of US$75 payment for your PCR test before your sample is collected. There are two payment options available. You can pay in advance via the Lib Travel mobile app, or alternatively, you can pay at the United Bank for Africa (UBA) banking window (in US dollars cash or by card) on arrival.
    • To check your PCR test results online, visit the Self Check Portal 2 to 3 days after your sample was collected. You must enter your unique identification number (provided when your sample was collected), and your year of birth.
    • Government of Liberia strongly recommends that all travellers self-isolate for 7 days and self-monitor symptoms via the Lib Travel app for 14 days, beginning the day after arrival in Liberia.
    • If your PCR test is positive, you will be subject to Liberia’s case management guidelines. This means NPHIL will consider on a case-by-case basis and you may be taken to a government COVID-19 Treatment Unit. Private health care facilities are not currently permitted to treat COVID-19 patients. Home-based care is considered on a case-by-case basis.
    *Travellers visiting on short missions of up to 5 days: If you are visiting Liberia for up to 5 days on a short mission (e.g. you were invited by government or an international NGO to provide technical assistance), you are exempt from testing on arrival, if you meet the following requirements:
    • The organisation that has invited you should inform the chair or co-chair of the COVID-19 Incident Management System (IMS) in advance of your visit, of the purpose of your visit, the number of travellers, duration of visit, activity to be conducted, exact location you will stay, contact details while in Liberia, and address and contacts of references in Liberia.
    • You must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate from an accredited lab within 96 hours of testing (i.e. your test sample must have been collected a maximum of 4 days before arrival in Liberia);
    • You must present evidence of short stay (i.e. flight ticket); you must provide details of stay including telephone number, contact person and address; you must observe preventative measures while in Liberia;
    • You should provide your invitation documents.
    • You must present a negative test result on departure if your airline requires this (see Testing on departure).
    • If your mission is likely to be extended, your organisation must inform the IMS chair or co-chair 24-48 hours in advance.
    • If your stay in Liberia is extended beyond 5 days, you must undergo PCR testing before leaving Liberia (see Testing on departure).
    *Humanitarian workers deploying to Liberia: If you are deploying to Liberia for a period of less than 15 days you should contact your organisation for advice on which rules to follow.
    If you are deploying to Liberia for a period of 15-60 days, you should follow a different process:
    • The organisation that is deploying you should inform the chair or co-chair of the COVID-19 Incident Management System (IMS) in advance of your proposed deployment, of the purpose of your deployment, the area of deployment, exact location you will stay, and contact details while in Liberia.
    • You must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate from an accredited lab within 96 hours of testing (i.e. your test sample must have been collected a maximum of 4 days before arrival in Liberia).
    • You must self-isolate for 7 days, beginning the day after arrival in Liberia. You must remain in your hotel or place of lodging and inform your employer if you develop any symptoms of COVID-19.
    • At the end of your 7-day self-isolation period, you must be tested for COVID-19 by the National Public Health Reference Laboratory team. Sample collection involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud, for PCR testing. Sample processing could take several days. See Testing on departure for information on test locations.
    • If your PCR test result is negative, you can proceed with your deployment. If your PCR test is positive, you will be subject to Liberia’s case management guidelines. This means NPHIL will consider on a case-by-case basis and you may be taken to a government COVID-19 treatment unit. Private health care facilities are not currently permitted to treat COVID-19 patients. Home-based care is considered on a case-by-case basis.
    Exemptions to PCR testing on arrival:
    • Children under the age of 5 years old are exempt from COVID-19 testing and do not require a test result certificate.
    • Cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers with layovers less than 48 hours are exempt from testing if they complete pre-boarding testing as per their airline’s policy and comply with screening procedures while in Liberia. They must complete screening on arrival and proceed to their designated flight crew hotel. If layover is more than 48 hours, cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers must undergo PCR testing before leaving Liberia (see Testing on departure)
    • Diplomats and their families, honorary consuls, duly accredited international organisations’ staff and Liberian diplomats must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate from an accredited lab within 96 hours of testing (i.e. your test sample must have been collected a maximum of 4 days before arrival in Liberia). Alternatively, voluntary testing at the airport is available free of charge. If you do not present a valid negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate, NPHIL staff will seek to test you on arrival.
    You should arrange to take a private test. You should be prepared for travel restrictions, and changes to screening and quarantine requirements with no advance notice.
    *Quarantine requirements: Depending on the length and reason for you visit, you may not have to isolate on arrival. However, for the majority of travellers Liberia recommends self-isolation for 7 days after arrival. Humanitarian works staying longer than 15 days will need to isolate on arrival for 7 days and then take a further PCR test. There is a risk for British nationals of being put into a government quarantine or medical facility, either on arrival or during your trip to Liberia. Liberian precautionary observation centre (POCs) are basic, and not guaranteed to meet Public Health England standards.
    You are at risk of being put into quarantine or instructed to self-isolate even after completing your post-arrival self-isolation, if you develop symptoms (fever, cough or respiratory illness), or it is suspected you have been in contact with some who has tested positive for coronavirus. If you test positive for COVID-19, you may be transferred to a government quarantine facility or treatment centre. You are strongly advised to familiarise yourself with these risks before travelling.
    If you are travelling on behalf of government, an international organisation/NGO or a company, you should check with your organisation whether they have pre-arranged a private POC, i.e. quarantine facility, authorised by NHPIL. The British Embassy cannot provide POC facilities. If you show symptoms, you may be transferred to a government POC or treatment centre.
    Visitors arriving on a laissez-passer (except UN or EU), may also be taken to quarantine for secondary screening. Any suspicion of illegal attempts to circumvent the process will result in removal to quarantine.
    *Testing on departure: Before departure from Liberia, you’ll need a negative COVID-19 test result, and a travel certificate issued by Liberia’s National Public Health Reference Laboratory. For exemptions, see Exemptions to PCR testing on departure.
    • You must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, from a test conducted by Liberia’s National Public Health Reference Laboratory within 72 hours of departure.
    • COVID-19 testing is available at the Union Center, located in Sophia, Congo Town, Monrovia from 9am to 4 pm 7 days per week. Sample processing could take several days. It is recommended you submit your sample as soon as possible within 72 hours of your departure to allow the greatest time for processing as results can take over 48 hours.
    • NPHIL encourages all travellers to register at http://liberiacovidtravel.org before arrival at the Union Center. This website does not employ SSL technology and is not a secure website. To register, select “Request a Travel Certificate” and submit the required information. You will be asked to provide personal information (name, gender, date of birth, nationality, address in Liberia, county of residence (in Liberia), passport details, phone number(s) and email address) and travel details (destination, departure date, flight number). When you complete your registration you will receive a unique identification number to retrieve your test results.
    •You must pay a US$75 COVID-19 charge for your test/certificate. There are two payment options available. If you have completed registration on the website, you can click “Proceed to Payment” to be redirected to a secure payment site which employs SSL technology. Alternatively, you can pay at the United Bank for Africa (UBA) window at the Union Center (in US dollars cash or by card).
    • To check your PCR test results online, visit www.liberiacovidresult.org 2 to 3 days after sample collected you must enter your unique identification number (provided when your sample was collected), and your year of birth.
    • If your test result is negative, you can apply for a travel certificate online by visiting http://liberiacovidtravel.org and clicking on “Print Travel Certificate”. You should print your certificate.
    • If your test result is positive, the Ministry of Health or NPHIL will contact you and you will not be permitted to travel. You will be subject to Liberia’s case management guidelines. This means NPHIL will consider on a case-by-case basis and you may be taken to a government COVID-19 Treatment Unit. Private health care facilities are not currently permitted to treat COVID-19 patients. Home-based care is considered on a case-by-case basis.
    Exemptions to PCR testing on departure:
    • Children under the age of 5 years old are exempt from COVID-19 testing and do not require a test result certificate.
    • Diplomats and their families, honorary consuls, duly accredited international organisations’ staff and Liberian diplomats are exempt from testing on departure. However, voluntary testing at the Union Center is available free of charge.
    • Cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers with layovers less than 48 hours (subject to airline policy).
    • Travellers visiting Liberia for up to 5 days on a short mission (subject to airline policy).
    • Although Government of Liberia does not require exempt travellers to do testing on departure, airlines may require proof of negative test result to allow boarding, regardless of exemption status.
    Testing protocols could change at short notice. You should monitor this travel advice for updates, contact your airline before travel, and consult government sources for announcements (see Further information).
    Before departing Liberia, you should check travel advice of the countries on your route (transit and final destination) for the latest entry requirements and any coronavirus restrictions. Your airline may refuse to allow you to board in Liberia if you do not meet all requirements. The Belgian Government currently lists Liberia as a “red” country for coronavirus risk. There may be additional requirements for transiting through Brussels. You should check travel advice before travelling.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Liberia: The nationwide State of Emergency has now expired. However a revised National Health Emergency has been declared by the Ministry of Health. Measures in place to minimise the spread of COVID-19 apply in all 15 counties. These measures will remain in place until announced otherwise. Violation of health measures is punishable by a fine of up to $US200 and/or imprisonment of up to 30 days. Measures could be changed at short notice. You should monitor government communications for announcements (see Further information).
    If you go out in public, you must wear a face mask which covers your nose and mouth. You must also wear a mask when using public transport. Limits on passenger numbers apply: taxis must not carry more than 3 passengers in the back and 1 in the front; “keh-kehs” (tricycle taxis) must not carry more than 2 passengers in the back and none in the front.
    You must maintain social distancing of a minimum of 1 metre (3 feet) from others in public places and businesses (except in public transport). Mandatory hand washing with soap and clean water, or alcohol-based sanitiser is required at all premises.
    Liberian authorities have advised community members to report those showing coronavirus symptoms (coughing, fever, and difficulty breathing) by calling 4455.
    *Accommodation: You must ensure you have made arrangements for accommodation before travelling to Liberia. Some hotels are open but you should check and book in advance. Health measures including hand washing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 1 metre (3 feet), apply in all hotels.
    *Public places and services: Businesses such as banks, supermarkets, restaurants and salons are open. Health measures including handwashing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 1 metre (3 feet) apply. Some businesses have limits on the number of customers permitted to enter at one time. Only 10 customers are permitted inside bank service areas and only 20 customers inside supermarkets. Some offices and businesses may also require temperature checks before entry. Nightclubs and bars remain closed, however other establishments serving alcohol are permitted to open until 9pm.
    You are required to wear face masks in all commercial premises, public places and government buildings. Places of worship are permitted to hold services. Healthcare facilities and pharmacies remain open with health measures in place. Large gatherings including sporting events, weddings and funerals are permitted as long as preventative measures can be maintained.

    Read more
    26.02.2021
  • Liberia Latest News: Effective 1 December 2020, all non-exempt incoming and outgoing air travelers at Liberia’s Roberts International Airport will be tested for COVID-19 (OSAC, 01.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Liberia: Roberts International Airport (RIA) is open for commercial flights. There are no direct flights from the UK. Air France, Brussels Airlines and Royal Air Maroc usually offer a connecting service via Paris, Brussels or Casablanca. However, services between the UK and Casablanca are not operating and there are now no direct flights between London and Paris. Flight availability could change at very short notice. Some regional airlines are operating with reduced flight schedules. If you wish to travel, you should contact your airline or travel agent for confirmation of flight schedules. In Roberts International Airport, you must stand in marked spaces within the terminal to allow for social distancing. Before arrival, in Liberia, you must download the Lib Travel mobile app from Android Play or the Apple Store. If you have problems with the app, staff at Roberts International Airport can assist you. • Android app; • Apple Store. You must complete a Health Screening Arrival Form before arrival, for monitoring and contact tracing. You must provide your passport details, contact details in Liberia, next of kin details, your travel details (including flight details, with seat number and any transit locations), any countries visited in the previous 14 days, and you must complete the symptom checker. You must select a payment option for your COVID-19 test (US$75 payment via app or payment on arrival). Each adult traveller must download the app and register individually. You can register children via a parent’s app. When you arrive in Liberia, you must be able to show proof that you have completed the symptom tracker form. If you experience problems using the app, staff will assists you at the airport on arrival. You must wear a mask during transit and upon arrival in Liberia. Currently all land borders (with Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire) are closed to travellers. Ports remain open.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All non-exempt travellers arriving in Liberia will be screened for the coronavirus. For exemptions, see Exemptions to PCR testing on arrival. Different rules apply for short-term missions and humanitarian workers, see below. • On arrival at entry points, staff will check your temperature and you must wash your hands with soap and water. You must show your symptom checking screening form (mobile app) to public health staff; • If you display symptoms of coronavirus, public health officials may take you to a government quarantine or medical facility; • Passengers entering Liberia will be tested for COVID-19 by the National Public Health Reference Laboratory team (unless exempt from testing). Sample collection involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud, for PCR testing. Sample processing could take several days. You will receive a unique identification number to retrieve your test results online; • You must present proof of US$75 payment for your PCR test before your sample is collected. There are two payment options available. You can pay in advance via the Lib Travel mobile app, or alternatively, you can pay at the United Bank for Africa (UBA) banking window (in US dollars cash or by card) on arrival; • To check your PCR test results online, visit the Self Check Portal 2 to 3 days after your sample was collected. You must enter your unique identification number (provided when your sample was collected), and your year of birth; • Government of Liberia strongly recommends that all travellers self-isolate for 7 days and self-monitor symptoms via the Lib Travel app for 14 days, beginning the day after arrival in Liberia; • If your PCR test is positive, you will be subject to Liberia’s case management guidelines. This means NPHIL will consider on a case-by-case basis and you may be taken to a government COVID-19 Treatment Unit. Private health care facilities are not currently permitted to treat COVID-19 patients. Home-based care is considered on a case-by-case basis.
    *Travellers visiting on short missions of up to 5 days: If you are visiting Liberia for up to 5 days on a short mission (e.g. you were invited by government or an international NGO to provide technical assistance), you are exempt from testing on arrival, if you meet the following requirements: • The organisation that has invited you should inform the chair or co-chair of the COVID-19 Incident Management System (IMS) in advance of your visit, of the purpose of your visit, the number of travellers, duration of visit, activity to be conducted, exact location you will stay, contact details while in Liberia, and address and contacts of references in Liberia. • You must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate from an accredited lab within 96 hours of testing (i.e. your test sample must have been collected a maximum of 4 days before arrival in Liberia); • You must present evidence of short stay (i.e. flight ticket); you must provide details of stay including telephone number, contact person and address; you must observe preventative measures while in Liberia; • You should provide your invitation documents. • You must present a negative test result on departure if your airline requires this (see Testing on departure). • If your mission is likely to be extended, your organisation must inform the IMS chair or co-chair 24-48 hours in advance. • If your stay in Liberia is extended beyond 5 days, you must undergo PCR testing before leaving Liberia (see Testing on departure).
    *Humanitarian workers deploying to Liberia: If you are deploying to Liberia for a period of less than 15 days you should contact your organisation for advice on which rules to follow. If you are deploying to Liberia for a period of 15-60 days, you should follow a different process: • The organisation that is deploying you should inform the chair or co-chair of the COVID-19 Incident Management System (IMS) in advance of your proposed deployment, of the purpose of your deployment, the area of deployment, exact location you will stay, and contact details while in Liberia; • You must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate from an accredited lab within 96 hours of testing (i.e. your test sample must have been collected a maximum of 4 days before arrival in Liberia); • You must self-isolate for 7 days, beginning the day after arrival in Liberia. You must remain in your hotel or place of lodging and inform your employer if you develop any symptoms of COVID-19; • At the end of your 7-day self-isolation period, you must be tested for COVID-19 by the National Public Health Reference Laboratory team. Sample collection involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud, for PCR testing. Sample processing could take several days. See Testing on departure for information on test locations; • If your PCR test result is negative, you can proceed with your deployment. If your PCR test is positive, you will be subject to Liberia’s case management guidelines. This means NPHIL will consider on a case-by-case basis and you may be taken to a government COVID-19 treatment unit. Private health care facilities are not currently permitted to treat COVID-19 patients. Home-based care is considered on a case-by-case basis.
    Exemptions to PCR testing on arrival: • Children under the age of 5 years old are exempt from COVID-19 testing and do not require a test result certificate; • Cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers with layovers less than 48 hours are exempt from testing if they complete pre-boarding testing as per their airline’s policy and comply with screening procedures while in Liberia. They must complete screening on arrival and proceed to their designated flight crew hotel. If layover is more than 48 hours, cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers must undergo PCR testing before leaving Liberia (see Testing on departure); • Diplomats and their families, honorary consuls, duly accredited international organisations’ staff and Liberian diplomats must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate from an accredited lab within 96 hours of testing (i.e. your test sample must have been collected a maximum of 4 days before arrival in Liberia). Alternatively, voluntary testing at the airport is available free of charge. If you do not present a valid negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate, NPHIL staff will seek to test you on arrival. You should be prepared for travel restrictions, and changes to screening and quarantine requirements with no advance notice.
    *Quarantine requirements: Depending on the length and reason for you visit, you may not have to isolate on arrival. However, for the majority of travellers Liberia recommends self-isolation for 7 days after arrival. Humanitarian works staying longer than 15 days will need to isolate on arrival for 7 days and then take a further PCR test. There is a risk for British nationals of being put into a government quarantine or medical facility, either on arrival or during your trip to Liberia. Liberian precautionary observation centre (POCs) are basic, and not guaranteed to meet Public Health England standards. You are at risk of being put into quarantine or instructed to self-isolate even after completing your post-arrival self-isolation, if you develop symptoms (fever, cough or respiratory illness), or it is suspected you have been in contact with some who has tested positive for coronavirus. If you test positive for COVID-19, you may be transferred to a government quarantine facility or treatment centre. You are strongly advised to familiarise yourself with these risks before travelling.
    If you are travelling on behalf of government, an international organisation/NGO or a company, you should check with your organisation whether they have pre-arranged a private POC, i.e. quarantine facility, authorised by NHPIL. The British Embassy cannot provide POC facilities. If you show symptoms, you may be transferred to a government POC or treatment centre. Visitors arriving on a laissez-passer (except UN or EU), may also be taken to quarantine for secondary screening. Any suspicion of illegal attempts to circumvent the process will result in removal to quarantine.
    *Testing on departure: Before departure from Liberia, you’ll need a negative COVID-19 test result, and a travel certificate issued by Liberia’s National Public Health Reference Laboratory. For exemptions, see Exemptions to PCR testing on departure. • You must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, from a test conducted by Liberia’s National Public Health Reference Laboratory within 72 hours of departure; • COVID-19 testing is available at the Union Center, located in Sophia, Congo Town, Monrovia from 9am to 4 pm 7 days per week. Sample processing could take several days. It is recommended you submit your sample as soon as possible within 72 hours of your departure to allow the greatest time for processing as results can take over 48 hours; • NPHIL encourages all travellers to register at http://liberiacovidtravel.org before arrival at the Union Center. This website does not employ SSL technology and is not a secure website. To register, select “Request a Travel Certificate” and submit the required information. You will be asked to provide personal information (name, gender, date of birth, nationality, address in Liberia, county of residence (in Liberia), passport details, phone number(s) and email address) and travel details (destination, departure date, flight number). When you complete your registration you will receive a unique identification number to retrieve your test results; • You must pay a US$75 COVID-19 charge for your test/certificate. There are two payment options available. If you have completed registration on the website, you can click “Proceed to Payment” to be redirected to a secure payment site which employs SSL technology. Alternatively, you can pay at the United Bank for Africa (UBA) window at the Union Center (in US dollars cash or by card); • To check your PCR test results online, visit www.liberiacovidresult.org 2 to 3 days after sample collected you must enter your unique identification number (provided when your sample was collected), and your year of birth. • If your test result is negative, you can apply for a travel certificate online by visiting http://liberiacovidtravel.org and clicking on “Print Travel Certificate”. You should print your certificate; • If your test result is positive, the Ministry of Health or NPHIL will contact you and you will not be permitted to travel. You will be subject to Liberia’s case management guidelines. This means NPHIL will consider on a case-by-case basis and you may be taken to a government COVID-19 Treatment Unit. Private health care facilities are not currently permitted to treat COVID-19 patients. Home-based care is considered on a case-by-case basis.
    Exemptions to PCR testing on departure: • Children under the age of 5 years old are exempt from COVID-19 testing and do not require a test result certificate; • Diplomats and their families, honorary consuls, duly accredited international organisations’ staff and Liberian diplomats are exempt from testing on departure. However, voluntary testing at the Union Center is available free of charge; • Cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers with layovers less than 48 hours (subject to airline policy); • Travellers visiting Liberia for up to 5 days on a short mission (subject to airline policy);
    • Although Government of Liberia does not require exempt travellers to do testing on departure, airlines may require proof of negative test result to allow boarding, regardless of exemption status. Testing protocols could change at short notice. You should monitor this travel advice for updates, contact your airline before travel, and consult government sources for announcements.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Liberia: The nationwide State of Emergency has now expired. However a revised National Health Emergency has been declared by the Ministry of Health. Measures in place to minimise the spread of COVID-19 apply in all 15 counties. These measures will remain in place until announced otherwise. Violation of health measures is punishable by a fine of up to $US200 and/or imprisonment of up to 30 days. Measures could be changed at short notice. You should monitor government communications for announcements (see Further information).
    If you go out in public, you must wear a face mask which covers your nose and mouth. You must also wear a mask when using public transport. Limits on passenger numbers apply: taxis must not carry more than 3 passengers in the back and 1 in the front; “keh-kehs” (tricycle taxis) must not carry more than 2 passengers in the back and none in the front.
    You must maintain social distancing of a minimum of 1 metre (3 feet) from others in public places and businesses (except in public transport). Mandatory hand washing with soap and clean water, or alcohol-based sanitiser is required at all premises. Liberian authorities have advised community members to report those showing coronavirus symptoms (coughing, fever, and difficulty breathing) by calling 4455.
    *Accommodation: You must ensure you have made arrangements for accommodation before travelling to Liberia. Some hotels are open but you should check and book in advance. Health measures including hand washing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 1 metre (3 feet), apply in all hotels.
    *Public places and services: Businesses such as banks, supermarkets, restaurants and salons are open. Health measures including handwashing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 1 metre (3 feet) apply. Some businesses have limits on the number of customers permitted to enter at one time. Only 10 customers are permitted inside bank service areas and only 20 customers inside supermarkets. Some offices and businesses may also require temperature checks before entry. Nightclubs and bars remain closed, however other establishments serving alcohol are permitted to open until 9pm.
    You are required to wear face masks in all commercial premises, public places and government buildings. Places of worship are permitted to hold services. Healthcare facilities and pharmacies remain open with health measures in place. Large gatherings including sporting events, weddings and funerals are permitted as long as preventative measures can be maintained.

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    16.02.2021
  • Liberia Latest News: Effective 1 December 2020, all non-exempt incoming and outgoing air travelers at Liberia’s Roberts International Airport will be tested for COVID-19 (OSAC, 01.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Liberia: Roberts International Airport (RIA) is open for commercial flights. There are no direct flights from the UK. Air France, Brussels Airlines and Royal Air Maroc usually offer a connecting service via Paris, Brussels or Casablanca. However, services between the UK and Casablanca are not operating and there are now no direct flights between London and Paris. Flight availability could change at very short notice. Some regional airlines are operating with reduced flight schedules. If you wish to travel, you should contact your airline or travel agent for confirmation of flight schedules. In Roberts International Airport, you must stand in marked spaces within the terminal to allow for social distancing. Before arrival, in Liberia, you must download the Lib Travel mobile app from Android Play or the Apple Store. If you have problems with the app, staff at Roberts International Airport can assist you. • Android app; • Apple Store. You must complete a Health Screening Arrival Form before arrival, for monitoring and contact tracing. You must provide your passport details, contact details in Liberia, next of kin details, your travel details (including flight details, with seat number and any transit locations), any countries visited in the previous 14 days, and you must complete the symptom checker. You must select a payment option for your COVID-19 test (US$75 payment via app or payment on arrival). Each adult traveller must download the app and register individually. You can register children via a parent’s app. When you arrive in Liberia, you must be able to show proof that you have completed the symptom tracker form. If you experience problems using the app, staff will assists you at the airport on arrival. You must wear a mask during transit and upon arrival in Liberia. Currently all land borders (with Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire) are closed to travellers. Ports remain open.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All non-exempt travellers arriving in Liberia will be screened for the coronavirus. For exemptions, see Exemptions to PCR testing on arrival. Different rules apply for short-term missions and humanitarian workers, see below. • On arrival at entry points, staff will check your temperature and you must wash your hands with soap and water. You must show your symptom checking screening form (mobile app) to public health staff; • If you display symptoms of coronavirus, public health officials may take you to a government quarantine or medical facility; • Passengers entering Liberia will be tested for COVID-19 by the National Public Health Reference Laboratory team (unless exempt from testing). Sample collection involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud, for PCR testing. Sample processing could take several days. You will receive a unique identification number to retrieve your test results online; • You must present proof of US$75 payment for your PCR test before your sample is collected. There are two payment options available. You can pay in advance via the Lib Travel mobile app, or alternatively, you can pay at the United Bank for Africa (UBA) banking window (in US dollars cash or by card) on arrival; • To check your PCR test results online, visit the Self Check Portal 2 to 3 days after your sample was collected. You must enter your unique identification number (provided when your sample was collected), and your year of birth; • Government of Liberia strongly recommends that all travellers self-isolate for 7 days and self-monitor symptoms via the Lib Travel app for 14 days, beginning the day after arrival in Liberia; • If your PCR test is positive, you will be subject to Liberia’s case management guidelines. This means NPHIL will consider on a case-by-case basis and you may be taken to a government COVID-19 Treatment Unit. Private health care facilities are not currently permitted to treat COVID-19 patients. Home-based care is considered on a case-by-case basis.
    *Travellers visiting on short missions of up to 5 days: If you are visiting Liberia for up to 5 days on a short mission (e.g. you were invited by government or an international NGO to provide technical assistance), you are exempt from testing on arrival, if you meet the following requirements: • The organisation that has invited you should inform the chair or co-chair of the COVID-19 Incident Management System (IMS) in advance of your visit, of the purpose of your visit, the number of travellers, duration of visit, activity to be conducted, exact location you will stay, contact details while in Liberia, and address and contacts of references in Liberia. • You must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate from an accredited lab within 96 hours of testing (i.e. your test sample must have been collected a maximum of 4 days before arrival in Liberia); • You must present evidence of short stay (i.e. flight ticket); you must provide details of stay including telephone number, contact person and address; you must observe preventative measures while in Liberia; • You should provide your invitation documents. • You must present a negative test result on departure if your airline requires this (see Testing on departure). • If your mission is likely to be extended, your organisation must inform the IMS chair or co-chair 24-48 hours in advance. • If your stay in Liberia is extended beyond 5 days, you must undergo PCR testing before leaving Liberia (see Testing on departure).
    *Humanitarian workers deploying to Liberia: If you are deploying to Liberia for a period of less than 15 days you should contact your organisation for advice on which rules to follow. If you are deploying to Liberia for a period of 15-60 days, you should follow a different process: • The organisation that is deploying you should inform the chair or co-chair of the COVID-19 Incident Management System (IMS) in advance of your proposed deployment, of the purpose of your deployment, the area of deployment, exact location you will stay, and contact details while in Liberia; • You must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate from an accredited lab within 96 hours of testing (i.e. your test sample must have been collected a maximum of 4 days before arrival in Liberia); • You must self-isolate for 7 days, beginning the day after arrival in Liberia. You must remain in your hotel or place of lodging and inform your employer if you develop any symptoms of COVID-19; • At the end of your 7-day self-isolation period, you must be tested for COVID-19 by the National Public Health Reference Laboratory team. Sample collection involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud, for PCR testing. Sample processing could take several days. See Testing on departure for information on test locations; • If your PCR test result is negative, you can proceed with your deployment. If your PCR test is positive, you will be subject to Liberia’s case management guidelines. This means NPHIL will consider on a case-by-case basis and you may be taken to a government COVID-19 treatment unit. Private health care facilities are not currently permitted to treat COVID-19 patients. Home-based care is considered on a case-by-case basis.
    Exemptions to PCR testing on arrival: • Children under the age of 5 years old are exempt from COVID-19 testing and do not require a test result certificate; • Cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers with layovers less than 48 hours are exempt from testing if they complete pre-boarding testing as per their airline’s policy and comply with screening procedures while in Liberia. They must complete screening on arrival and proceed to their designated flight crew hotel. If layover is more than 48 hours, cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers must undergo PCR testing before leaving Liberia (see Testing on departure); • Diplomats and their families, honorary consuls, duly accredited international organisations’ staff and Liberian diplomats must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate from an accredited lab within 96 hours of testing (i.e. your test sample must have been collected a maximum of 4 days before arrival in Liberia). Alternatively, voluntary testing at the airport is available free of charge. If you do not present a valid negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate, NPHIL staff will seek to test you on arrival. You should be prepared for travel restrictions, and changes to screening and quarantine requirements with no advance notice.
    *Quarantine requirements: Depending on the length and reason for you visit, you may not have to isolate on arrival. However, for the majority of travellers Liberia recommends self-isolation for 7 days after arrival. Humanitarian works staying longer than 15 days will need to isolate on arrival for 7 days and then take a further PCR test. There is a risk for British nationals of being put into a government quarantine or medical facility, either on arrival or during your trip to Liberia. Liberian precautionary observation centre (POCs) are basic, and not guaranteed to meet Public Health England standards. You are at risk of being put into quarantine or instructed to self-isolate even after completing your post-arrival self-isolation, if you develop symptoms (fever, cough or respiratory illness), or it is suspected you have been in contact with some who has tested positive for coronavirus. If you test positive for COVID-19, you may be transferred to a government quarantine facility or treatment centre. You are strongly advised to familiarise yourself with these risks before travelling.
    If you are travelling on behalf of government, an international organisation/NGO or a company, you should check with your organisation whether they have pre-arranged a private POC, i.e. quarantine facility, authorised by NHPIL. The British Embassy cannot provide POC facilities. If you show symptoms, you may be transferred to a government POC or treatment centre. Visitors arriving on a laissez-passer (except UN or EU), may also be taken to quarantine for secondary screening. Any suspicion of illegal attempts to circumvent the process will result in removal to quarantine.
    *Testing on departure: Before departure from Liberia, you’ll need a negative COVID-19 test result, and a travel certificate issued by Liberia’s National Public Health Reference Laboratory. For exemptions, see Exemptions to PCR testing on departure. • You must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, from a test conducted by Liberia’s National Public Health Reference Laboratory within 72 hours of departure; • COVID-19 testing is available at the Union Center, located in Sophia, Congo Town, Monrovia from 9am to 4 pm 7 days per week. Sample processing could take several days. It is recommended you submit your sample as soon as possible within 72 hours of your departure to allow the greatest time for processing as results can take over 48 hours; • NPHIL encourages all travellers to register at http://liberiacovidtravel.org before arrival at the Union Center. This website does not employ SSL technology and is not a secure website. To register, select “Request a Travel Certificate” and submit the required information. You will be asked to provide personal information (name, gender, date of birth, nationality, address in Liberia, county of residence (in Liberia), passport details, phone number(s) and email address) and travel details (destination, departure date, flight number). When you complete your registration you will receive a unique identification number to retrieve your test results; • You must pay a US$75 COVID-19 charge for your test/certificate. There are two payment options available. If you have completed registration on the website, you can click “Proceed to Payment” to be redirected to a secure payment site which employs SSL technology. Alternatively, you can pay at the United Bank for Africa (UBA) window at the Union Center (in US dollars cash or by card); • To check your PCR test results online, visit www.liberiacovidresult.org 2 to 3 days after sample collected you must enter your unique identification number (provided when your sample was collected), and your year of birth. • If your test result is negative, you can apply for a travel certificate online by visiting http://liberiacovidtravel.org and clicking on “Print Travel Certificate”. You should print your certificate; • If your test result is positive, the Ministry of Health or NPHIL will contact you and you will not be permitted to travel. You will be subject to Liberia’s case management guidelines. This means NPHIL will consider on a case-by-case basis and you may be taken to a government COVID-19 Treatment Unit. Private health care facilities are not currently permitted to treat COVID-19 patients. Home-based care is considered on a case-by-case basis.
    Exemptions to PCR testing on departure: • Children under the age of 5 years old are exempt from COVID-19 testing and do not require a test result certificate; • Diplomats and their families, honorary consuls, duly accredited international organisations’ staff and Liberian diplomats are exempt from testing on departure. However, voluntary testing at the Union Center is available free of charge; • Cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers with layovers less than 48 hours (subject to airline policy); • Travellers visiting Liberia for up to 5 days on a short mission (subject to airline policy);
    • Although Government of Liberia does not require exempt travellers to do testing on departure, airlines may require proof of negative test result to allow boarding, regardless of exemption status. Testing protocols could change at short notice. You should monitor this travel advice for updates, contact your airline before travel, and consult government sources for announcements.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Liberia: The nationwide State of Emergency has now expired. However a revised National Health Emergency has been declared by the Ministry of Health. Measures in place to minimise the spread of COVID-19 apply in all 15 counties. These measures will remain in place until announced otherwise. Violation of health measures is punishable by a fine of up to $US200 and/or imprisonment of up to 30 days. Measures could be changed at short notice. You should monitor government communications for announcements (see Further information). If you go out in public, you must wear a face mask which covers your nose and mouth. You must also wear a mask when using public transport. Limits on passenger numbers apply: taxis must not carry more than 3 passengers in the back and 1 in the front; “keh-kehs” (tricycle taxis) must not carry more than 2 passengers in the back and none in the front. You must maintain social distancing of a minimum of 1 metre (3 feet) from others in public places and businesses (except in public transport). Mandatory hand washing with soap and clean water, or alcohol-based sanitiser is required at all premises. Liberian authorities have advised community members to report those showing coronavirus symptoms (coughing, fever, and difficulty breathing) by calling 4455.
    *Accommodation: You must ensure you have made arrangements for accommodation before travelling to Liberia. Some hotels are open but you should check and book in advance. Health measures including hand washing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 1 metre (3 feet), apply in all hotels.
    *Public places and services: Businesses such as banks, supermarkets, restaurants and salons are open. Health measures including handwashing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 1 metre (3 feet) apply. Some businesses have limits on the number of customers permitted to enter at one time. Only 10 customers are permitted inside bank service areas and only 20 customers inside supermarkets. Some offices and businesses may also require temperature checks before entry. Nightclubs and bars remain closed, however other establishments serving alcohol are permitted to open until 9pm. You are required to wear face masks in all commercial premises, public places and government buildings. Places of worship are permitted to hold services. Healthcare facilities and pharmacies remain open with health measures in place. Large gatherings including sporting events, weddings and funerals are permitted as long as preventative measures can be maintained.

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    22.01.2021
  • Liberia Latest News: Effective 1 December 2020, all non-exempt incoming and outgoing air travelers at Liberia’s Roberts International Airport will be tested for COVID-19 (OSAC, 01.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Liberia: Roberts International Airport (RIA) is open for commercial flights. Brussels Airlines is operating a reduced flight schedule. Air France has launched a new daily service, and Royal Air Maroc has resumed flights. Some regional airlines are operating reduced flight schedules. If you wish to travel, you should contact your airline or travel agent for confirmation of flight schedules. In Roberts International Airport, you must stand in marked spaces within the terminal to allow for social distancing. Before arrival, in Liberia, you must download the Lib Travel mobile app from Android Play or the Apple Store. If you have problems with the app, staff at Roberts International Airport can assist you.
    Android app
    Apple Store
    You must complete a Health Screening Arrival Form before arrival, for monitoring and contact tracing. You must provide your passport details, contact details in Liberia, next of kin details, your travel details (including flight details, with seat number and any transit locations), any countries visited in the previous 14 days, and you must complete the symptom checker. You must select a payment option for your COVID-19 test (US$75 payment via app or payment on arrival). Each adult traveller must download the app and register individually. You can register children via a parent’s app. When you arrive in Liberia, you must be able to show proof that you have completed the symptom tracker form. If you experience problems using the app, staff will assists you at the airport on arrival. You must wear a mask during transit and upon arrival in Liberia.
    Currently all land borders (with Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire) are closed to travellers. Ports remain open.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All non-exempt travellers arriving in Liberia will be screened for the coronavirus. For exemptions, see Exemptions to PCR testing on arrival. Different rules apply for short-term missions and humanitarian workers, see below.
    • On arrival at entry points, staff will check your temperature and you must wash your hands with soap and water. You must show your symptom checking screening form (mobile app) to public health staff;
    • If you display symptoms of coronavirus, public health officials may take you to a government quarantine or medical facility;
    • Passengers entering Liberia will be tested for COVID-19 by the National Public Health Reference Laboratory team (unless exempt from testing). Sample collection involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud, for PCR testing. Sample processing could take several days. You will receive a unique identification number to retrieve your test results online;
    • You must present proof of US$75 payment for your PCR test before your sample is collected. There are two payment options available. You can pay in advance via the Lib Travel mobile app, or alternatively, you can pay at the United Bank for Africa (UBA) banking window (in US dollars cash or by card) on arrival;
    • To check your PCR test results online, visit theSelf Check Portal 2 to 3 days after your sample was collected. You must enter your unique identification number (provided when your sample was collected), and your year of birth;
    • Government of Liberia strongly recommends that all travellers self-isolate for 7 days and self-monitor symptoms via the Lib Travel app for 14 days, beginning the day after arrival in Liberia;
    • If your PCR test is positive, you will be subject to Liberia’s case management guidelines. This means NPHIL will consider on a case-by-case basis and you may be taken to a government COVID-19 Treatment Unit. Private health care facilities are not currently permitted to treat COVID-19 patients. Home-based care is considered on a case-by-case basis.
    *Travellers visiting on short missions of up to 5 days:
    If you are visiting Liberia for up to 5 days on a short mission (e.g. you were invited by government or an international NGO to provide technical assistance), you are exempt from testing on arrival, if you meet the following requirements:
    • The organisation that has invited you should inform the chair or co-chair of the COVID-19 Incident Management System (IMS) in advance of your visit, of the purpose of your visit, the number of travellers, duration of visit, activity to be conducted, exact location you will stay, contact details while in Liberia, and address and contacts of references in Liberia;
    • You must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate from an accredited lab within 96 hours of testing (i.e. your test sample must have been collected a maximum of 4 days before arrival in Liberia);
    • You must present evidence of short stay (i.e. flight ticket); you must provide details of stay including telephone number, contact person and address; you must observe preventative measures while in Liberia;
    • You should provide your invitation documents;
    • You must present a negative test result on departure if your airline requires this (see Testing on departure);
    • If your mission is likely to be extended, your organisation must inform the IMS chair or co-chair 24-48 hours in advance;
    • If your stay in Liberia is extended beyond 5 days, you must undergo PCR testing before leaving Liberia (see Testing on departure).
    *Humanitarian workers deploying to Liberia: If you are deploying to Liberia for a period of less than 15 days you should contact your organisation for advice on which rules to follow. If you are deploying to Liberia for a period of 15-60 days, you should follow a different process:
    • The organisation that is deploying you should inform the chair or co-chair of the COVID-19 Incident Management System (IMS) in advance of your proposed deployment, of the purpose of your deployment, the area of deployment, exact location you will stay, and contact details while in Liberia;
    • You must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate from an accredited lab within 96 hours of testing (i.e. your test sample must have been collected a maximum of 4 days before arrival in Liberia);
    • You must self-isolate for 7 days, beginning the day after arrival in Liberia. You must remain in your hotel or place of lodging and inform your employer if you develop any symptoms of COVID-19;
    • At the end of your 7-day self-isolation period, you must be tested for COVID-19 by the National Public Health Reference Laboratory team. Sample collection involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud, for PCR testing. Sample processing could take several days;
    • If your PCR test result is negative, you can proceed with your deployment. If your PCR test is positive, you will be subject to Liberia’s case management guidelines. This means NPHIL will consider on a case-by-case basis and you may be taken to a government COVID-19 treatment unit. Private health care facilities are not currently permitted to treat COVID-19 patients. Home-based care is considered on a case-by-case basis.
    *Exemptions to PCR testing on arrival:
    • Children under the age of 5 years old are exempt from COVID-19 testing and do not require a test result certificate;
    • Cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers with layovers less than 48 hours are exempt from testing if they complete pre-boarding testing as per their airline’s policy and comply with screening procedures while in Liberia. They must complete screening on arrival and proceed to their designated flight crew hotel. If layover is more than 48 hours, cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers must undergo PCR testing before leaving Liberia (see Testing on departure);
    • Diplomats and their families, honorary consuls, duly accredited international organisations’ staff and Liberian diplomats must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate from an accredited lab within 96 hours of testing (i.e. your test sample must have been collected a maximum of 4 days before arrival in Liberia). Alternatively, voluntary testing at the airport is available free of charge. If you do not present a valid negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate, NPHIL staff will seek to test you on arrival.
    You should be prepared for travel restrictions, and changes to screening and quarantine requirements with no advance notice.
    *Quarantine requirements: Depending on the length and reason for you visit, you may not have to isolate on arrival. However, for the majority of travellers Liberia recommends self-isolation for 7 days after arrival. Humanitarian works staying longer than 15 days will need to isolate on arrival for 7 days and then take a further PCR test. There is a risk for British nationals of being put into a government quarantine or medical facility, either on arrival or during your trip to Liberia. Liberian precautionary observation centre (POCs). You are at risk of being put into quarantine or instructed to self-isolate even after completing your post-arrival self-isolation, if you develop symptoms (fever, cough or respiratory illness), or it is suspected you have been in contact with some who has tested positive for coronavirus. If you test positive for COVID-19, you may be transferred to a government quarantine facility or treatment centre. You are strongly advised to familiarise yourself with these risks before travelling. If you are travelling on behalf of government, an international organisation/NGO or a company, you should check with your organisation whether they have pre-arranged a private POC, i.e. quarantine facility, authorised by NHPIL. If you show symptoms, you may be transferred to a government POC or treatment centre. Visitors arriving on a laissez-passer (except UN or EU), may also be taken to quarantine for secondary screening. Any suspicion of illegal attempts to circumvent the process will result in removal to quarantine.
    *Testing on departure: Before departure from Liberia, you’ll need a negative COVID-19 test result, and a travel certificate issued by Liberia’s National Public Health Reference Laboratory. For exemptions, see Exemptions to PCR testing on departure.
    • You must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, from a test conducted by Liberia’s National Public Health Reference Laboratory within 72 hours of departure;
    • COVID-19 testing is available at the Union Center, located in Sophia, Congo Town, Monrovia from 9am to 4 pm 7 days per week. Sample processing could take several days. It is recommended you submit your sample as soon as possible within 72 hours of your departure to allow the greatest time for processing as results can take over 48 hours;
    • NPHIL encourages all travellers to register at http://liberiacovidtravel.org before arrival at the Union Center. This website does not employ SSL technology and is not a secure website. To register, select “Request a Travel Certificate” and submit the required information. You will be asked to provide personal information (name, gender, date of birth, nationality, address in Liberia, county of residence (in Liberia), passport details, phone number(s) and email address) and travel details (destination, departure date, flight number). When you complete your registration you will receive a unique identification number to retrieve your test results;
    • You must pay a US$75 COVID-19 charge for your test/certificate. There are two payment options available. If you have completed registration on the website, you can click “Proceed to Payment” to be redirected to a secure payment site which employs SSL technology. Alternatively, you can pay at the United Bank for Africa (UBA) window at the Union Center (in US dollars cash or by card);
    • To check your PCR test results online, visit www.liberiacovidresult.org 2 to 3 days after sample collected you must enter your unique identification number (provided when your sample was collected), and your year of birth;
    • If your test result is negative, you can apply for a travel certificate online by visiting http://liberiacovidtravel.org and clicking on “Print Travel Certificate”. You should print your certificate;
    • If your test result is positive, the Ministry of Health or NPHIL will contact you and you will not be permitted to travel. You will be subject to Liberia’s case management guidelines. This means NPHIL will consider on a case-by-case basis and you may be taken to a government COVID-19 Treatment Unit. Private health care facilities are not currently permitted to treat COVID-19 patients. Home-based care is considered on a case-by-case basis.
    *Exemptions to PCR testing on departure:
    • Children under the age of 5 years old are exempt from COVID-19 testing and do not require a test result certificate;
    • Diplomats and their families, honorary consuls, duly accredited international organisations’ staff and Liberian diplomats are exempt from testing on departure. However, voluntary testing at the Union Center is available free of charge;
    • Cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers with layovers less than 48 hours (subject to airline policy);
    • Travellers visiting Liberia for up to 5 days on a short mission (subject to airline policy);
    • Although Government of Liberia does not require exempt travellers to do testing on departure, airlines may require proof of negative test result to allow boarding, regardless of exemption status;
    Testing protocols could change at short notice. You should monitor this travel advice for updates, contact your airline before travel, and consult government sources for announcements.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Liberia: The nationwide State of Emergency has now expired. However a revised National Health Emergency has been declared by the Ministry of Health. Measures in place to minimise the spread of COVID-19 apply in all 15 counties. These measures will remain in place until announced otherwise. Violation of health measures is punishable by a fine of up to $US200 and/or imprisonment of up to 30 days. Measures could be changed at short notice. If you go out in public, you must wear a face mask which covers your nose and mouth. You must also wear a mask when using public transport. Limits on passenger numbers apply: taxis must not carry more than 3 passengers in the back and 1 in the front; “keh-kehs” (tricycle taxis) must not carry more than 2 passengers in the back and none in the front. You must maintain social distancing of a minimum of three feet from others in public places and businesses (except in public transport). Mandatory hand washing with soap and clean water, or alcohol-based sanitiser is required at all premises. Liberian authorities have advised community members to report those showing coronavirus symptoms (coughing, fever, and difficulty breathing) by calling 4455.
    *Accommodation: You must ensure you have made arrangements for accommodation before travelling to Liberia. Some hotels are open but you should check and book in advance. Health measures including hand washing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 3 feet, apply in all hotels.
    *Public places and services: Businesses such as banks, supermarkets, restaurants and salons are open. Health measures including handwashing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 3 feet apply. Some businesses have limits on the number of customers permitted to enter at one time. Only 10 customers are permitted inside bank service areas and only 20 customers inside supermarkets. Some offices and businesses may also require temperature checks before entry. Nightclubs and bars remain closed, however other establishments serving alcohol are permitted to open until 9pm. You are required to wear face masks in all commercial premises, public places and government buildings. Places of worship are permitted to hold services. Healthcare facilities and pharmacies remain open with health measures in place. Large gatherings including sporting events, weddings and funerals are permitted as long as preventative measures can be maintained.

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    18.01.2021
  • Liberia Latest News: Effective 1 December 2020, all non-exempt incoming and outgoing air travelers at Liberia’s Roberts International Airport will be tested for COVID-19 (OSAC, 01.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Liberia: Roberts International Airport (RIA) has reopened for commercial flights as of 28 June. However, airlines will not resume normal scheduled services immediately. Brussels Airlines is operating a reduced flight schedule. Air France has launched a new daily service, and Royal Air Maroc has resumed flights. Some regional airlines are operating reduced flight schedules. If you wish to travel, you should contact your airline or travel agent for confirmation of flight schedules. In Roberts International Airport, you must stand in marked spaces within the terminal to allow for social distancing.
    Before arrival, in Liberia, you must download the Lib Travel mobile app from Android Play or the Apple Store. If you have problems with the app, staff at Roberts International Airport can assist you.
    Android app
    Apple Store
    You must complete a Health Screening Arrival Form before arrival, for monitoring and contact tracing. You must provide your passport details, contact details in Liberia, next of kin details, your travel details (including flight details, with seat number and any transit locations), any countries visited in the previous 14 days, and you must complete the symptom checker. You must select a payment option for your COVID-19 test (US$75 payment via app or payment on arrival). Each adult traveller must download the app and register individually. You can register children via a parent’s app. When you arrive in Liberia, you must be able to show proof that you have completed the symptom tracker form. If you experience problems using the app, staff will assists you at the airport on arrival. You must wear a mask during transit and upon arrival in Liberia.
    Currently all land borders (with Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire) are closed to travellers. Ports remain open.
    *Testing / screening on arrival:
    All non-exempt travellers arriving in Liberia will be screened for the coronavirus. For exemptions, see Exemptions to PCR testing on arrival. Different rules apply for short-term missions and humanitarian workers, see below.
    • On arrival at entry points, staff will check your temperature and you must wash your hands with soap and water. You must show your symptom checking screening form (mobile app) to public health staff.
    • If you display symptoms of coronavirus, public health officials may take you to a government quarantine or medical facility.
    • Passengers entering Liberia will be tested for COVID-19 by the National Public Health Reference Laboratory team (unless exempt from testing). Sample collection involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud, for PCR testing. Sample processing could take several days. You will receive a unique identification number to retrieve your test results online.
    • You must present proof of US$75 payment for your PCR test before your sample is collected. There are two payment options available. You can pay in advance via the Lib Travel mobile app, or alternatively, you can pay at the United Bank for Africa (UBA) banking window (in US dollars cash or by card) on arrival.
    • To check your PCR test results online, visit the Self Check Portal 2 to 3 days after your sample was collected. You must enter your unique identification number (provided when your sample was collected), and your year of birth.
    • Government of Liberia strongly recommends that all travellers self-isolate for 7 days and self-monitor symptoms via the Lib Travel app for 14 days, beginning the day after arrival in Liberia;
    • If your PCR test is positive, you will be subject to Liberia’s case management guidelines. This means NPHIL will consider on a case-by-case basis and you may be taken to a government COVID-19 Treatment Unit. Private health care facilities are not currently permitted to treat COVID-19 patients. Home-based care is considered on a case-by-case basis.
    *Travellers visiting on short missions of up to 5 days:
    If you are visiting Liberia for up to 5 days on a short mission (e.g. you were invited by government or an international NGO to provide technical assistance), you are exempt from testing on arrival, if you meet the following requirements:
    • The organisation that has invited you should inform the chair or co-chair of the COVID-19 Incident Management System (IMS) in advance of your visit, of the purpose of your visit, the number of travellers, duration of visit, activity to be conducted, exact location you will stay, contact details while in Liberia, and address and contacts of references in Liberia.
    • You must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate from an accredited lab within 96 hours of testing (i.e. your test sample must have been collected a maximum of 4 days before arrival in Liberia);
    • You must present evidence of short stay (i.e. flight ticket); you must provide details of stay including telephone number, contact person and address; you must observe preventative measures while in Liberia;
    • You should provide your invitation documents.
    • You must present a negative test result on departure if your airline requires this (see Testing on departure).
    • If your mission is likely to be extended, your organisation must inform the IMS chair or co-chair 24-48 hours in advance.
    • If your stay in Liberia is extended beyond 5 days, you must undergo PCR testing before leaving Liberia (see Testing on departure).
    *Humanitarian workers deploying to Liberia: If you are deploying to Liberia for a period of less than 15 days you should contact your organisation for advice on which rules to follow. If you are deploying to Liberia for a period of 15-60 days, you should follow a different process:
    • The organisation that is deploying you should inform the chair or co-chair of the COVID-19 Incident Management System (IMS) in advance of your proposed deployment, of the purpose of your deployment, the area of deployment, exact location you will stay, and contact details while in Liberia;
    • You must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate from an accredited lab within 96 hours of testing (i.e. your test sample must have been collected a maximum of 4 days before arrival in Liberia);
    • You must self-isolate for 7 days, beginning the day after arrival in Liberia. You must remain in your hotel or place of lodging and inform your employer if you develop any symptoms of COVID-19;
    • At the end of your 7-day self-isolation period, you must be tested for COVID-19 by the National Public Health Reference Laboratory team. Sample collection involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud, for PCR testing. Sample processing could take several days. See Testing on departure for information on test locations;
    • If your PCR test result is negative, you can proceed with your deployment. If your PCR test is positive, you will be subject to Liberia’s case management guidelines. This means NPHIL will consider on a case-by-case basis and you may be taken to a government COVID-19 treatment unit. Private health care facilities are not currently permitted to treat COVID-19 patients. Home-based care is considered on a case-by-case basis.
    *Exemptions to PCR testing on arrival:
    • Children under the age of 5 years old are exempt from COVID-19 testing and do not require a test result certificate;
    • Cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers with layovers less than 48 hours are exempt from testing if they complete pre-boarding testing as per their airline’s policy and comply with screening procedures while in Liberia. They must complete screening on arrival and proceed to their designated flight crew hotel. If layover is more than 48 hours, cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers must undergo PCR testing before leaving Liberia;
    • Diplomats and their families, honorary consuls, duly accredited international organisations’ staff and Liberian diplomats must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate from an accredited lab within 96 hours of testing (i.e. your test sample must have been collected a maximum of 4 days before arrival in Liberia). Alternatively, voluntary testing at the airport is available free of charge. If you do not present a valid negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate, NPHIL staff will seek to test you on arrival.
    You should be prepared for travel restrictions, and changes to screening and quarantine requirements with no advance notice.
    *Quarantine requirements: Depending on the length and reason for you visit, you may not have to isolate on arrival. However, for the majority of travellers Liberia recommends self-isolation for 7 days after arrival. Humanitarian works staying longer than 15 days will need to isolate on arrival for 7 days and then take a further PCR test. There is a risk for British nationals of being put into a government quarantine or medical facility, either on arrival or during your trip to Liberia. Liberian precautionary observation centre (POCs) are basic.
    You are at risk of being put into quarantine or instructed to self-isolate even after completing your 14 days of post-arrival self-isolation, if you develop symptoms (fever, cough or respiratory illness), or it is suspected you have been in contact with some who has tested positive for coronavirus. If you test positive for COVID-19, you may be transferred to a government quarantine facility or treatment centre. You are strongly advised to familiarise yourself with these risks before travelling.
    If you are travelling on behalf of government, an international organisation/NGO or a company, you should check with your organisation whether they have pre-arranged a private POC, i.e. quarantine facility, authorised by NHPIL. If you show symptoms, you may be transferred to a government POC or treatment centre.
    Visitors arriving on a laissez-passer (except UN or EU), may also be taken to quarantine for secondary screening. Any suspicion of illegal attempts to circumvent the process will result in 14 days of quarantine.
    *Testing on departure: Before departure from Liberia, you’ll need a negative COVID-19 test result, and a travel certificate issued by Liberia’s National Public Health Reference Laboratory. For exemptions, see Exemptions to PCR testing on departure.
    • You must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, from a test conducted by Liberia’s National Public Health Reference Laboratory within 72 hours of departure.
    • COVID-19 testing is available at the Union Center, located in Sophia, Congo Town, Monrovia from 9am to 4 pm 7 days per week. Sample processing could take several days. It is recommended you submit your sample as soon as possible within 72 hours of your departure to allow the greatest time for processing as results can take over 48 hours.
    NPHIL encourages all travellers to register at http://liberiacovidtravel.org before arrival at the Union Center. This website does not employ SSL technology and is not a secure website. To register, select “Request a Travel Certificate” and submit the required information. You will be asked to provide personal information (name, gender, date of birth, nationality, address in Liberia, county of residence (in Liberia), passport details, phone number(s) and email address) and travel details (destination, departure date, flight number). When you complete your registration you will receive a unique identification number to retrieve your test results.
    • You must pay a US$75 COVID-19 charge for your test/certificate. There are two payment options available. If you have completed registration on the website, you can click “Proceed to Payment” to be redirected to a secure payment site which employs SSL technology. Alternatively, you can pay at the United Bank for Africa (UBA) window at the Union Center (in US dollars cash or by card);
    • To check your PCR test results online, visit www.liberiacovidresult.org 2 to 3 days after sample collected you must enter your unique identification number (provided when your sample was collected), and your year of birth.
    • If your test result is negative, you can apply for a travel certificate online by visiting http://liberiacovidtravel.org and clicking on “Print Travel Certificate”. You should print your certificate;
    • If your test result is positive, the Ministry of Health or NPHIL will contact you and you will not be permitted to travel. You will be subject to Liberia’s case management guidelines. This means NPHIL will consider on a case-by-case basis and you may be taken to a government COVID-19 Treatment Unit. Private health care facilities are not currently permitted to treat COVID-19 patients. Home-based care is considered on a case-by-case basis.
    *Exemptions to PCR testing on departure: • Children under the age of 5 years old are exempt from COVID-19 testing and do not require a test result certificate; • Diplomats and their families, honorary consuls, duly accredited international organisations’ staff and Liberian diplomats are exempt from testing on departure. However, voluntary testing at the Union Center is available free of charge; • Cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers with layovers less than 48 hours (subject to airline policy); • Travellers visiting Liberia for up to 5 days on a short mission (subject to airline policy);
    • Although Government of Liberia does not require exempt travellers to do testing on departure, airlines may require proof of negative test result to allow boarding, regardless of exemption status. Testing protocols could change at short notice. You should monitor this travel advice for updates, contact your airline before travel, and consult government sources for announcements.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flights here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Liberia: The nationwide State of Emergency has now expired. However a revised National Health Emergency has been declared by the Ministry of Health. Measures in place to minimise the spread of COVID-19 apply in all 15 counties. These measures will remain in place until announced otherwise. Violation of health measures is punishable by a fine of up to $US200 and/or imprisonment of up to 30 days. Measures could be changed at short notice. If you go out in public, you must wear a face mask which covers your nose and mouth. You must also wear a mask when using public transport. Limits on passenger numbers apply: taxis must not carry more than 3 passengers in the back and 1 in the front; “keh-kehs” (tricycle taxis) must not carry more than 2 passengers in the back and none in the front. You must maintain social distancing of a minimum of three feet from others in public places and businesses (except in public transport). Mandatory hand washing with soap and clean water, or alcohol-based sanitiser is required at all premises. Liberian authorities have advised community members to report those showing coronavirus symptoms (coughing, fever, and difficulty breathing) by calling 4455.
    *Accommodation: You must ensure you have made arrangements for accommodation before travelling to Liberia. Some hotels are open but you should check and book in advance. Health measures including hand washing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 3 feet, apply in all hotels.
    *Public places and services: Businesses such as banks, supermarkets, restaurants and salons are open. Health measures including handwashing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 3 feet apply. Some businesses have limits on the number of customers permitted to enter at one time. Only 10 customers are permitted inside bank service areas and only 20 customers inside supermarkets. Some offices and businesses may also require temperature checks before entry. Nightclubs and bars remain closed, however other establishments serving alcohol are permitted to open until 9pm. You are required to wear face masks in all commercial premises, public places and government buildings. Places of worship are permitted to hold services. Healthcare facilities and pharmacies remain open with health measures in place. Large gatherings including sporting events, weddings and funerals are permitted as long as preventative measures can be maintained.

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    08.01.2021
  • Liberia Latest News: Effective 1 December 2020, all non-exempt incoming and outgoing air travelers at Liberia’s Roberts International Airport will be tested for COVID-19 (OSAC, 01.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Liberia: Roberts International Airport (RIA) has reopened for commercial flights as of 28 June. However, airlines will not resume normal scheduled services immediately. Brussels Airlines is operating a reduced flight schedule. Air France has launched a new daily service. Some regional airlines are operating reduced flight schedules. If you wish to travel, you should contact your airline or travel agent for confirmation of flight schedules. In Roberts International Airport, you must stand in marked spaces within the terminal to allow for social distancing. Before arrival, in Liberia, you must download the Lib Travel mobile app from Android Play or the Apple Store:Android app, Apple Store. You must complete a Health Screening Arrival Form before arrival, for monitoring and contact tracing. You must provide your passport details, contact details in Liberia, next of kin details, your travel details (including flight details, with seat number and any transit locations), any countries visited in the previous 14 days, and you must complete the symptom checker. You must select a payment option for your COVID-19 test (US$75 payment via app or payment on arrival). Each adult traveller must download the app and register individually. You can register children via a parent’s app. When you arrive in Liberia, you must be able to show proof that you have completed the symptom tracker form. You must wear a mask during transit and upon arrival in Liberia. Currently all land borders (with Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire) are closed to travellers. Ports remain open.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All travellers arriving in Liberia will be screened for the coronavirus. For exemptions, see Exemptions to PCR testing on arrival. Different rules apply for short-term missions and humanitarian workers, see below.
    On arrival at entry points, staff will check your temperature and you must wash your hands with soap and water. You must show your symptom checking screening form (mobile app) to public health staff.
    If you display symptoms of coronavirus, public health officials may take you to a government quarantine or medical facility. Passengers entering Liberia will be tested for COVID-19 by the National Public Health Reference Laboratory team (unless exempt from testing). Sample collection involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud, for PCR testing. Sample processing could take several days. You will receive a unique identification number to retrieve your test results online.
    You must present proof of US$75 payment for your PCR test before your sample is collected. There are two payment options available. You can pay in advance via the Lib Travel mobile app, or alternatively, you can pay at the United Bank for Africa (UBA) banking window (in US dollars cash or by card) on arrival.
    To check your PCR test results online, visit the Self Check portal 2 to 3 days after your sample was collected. You must enter your unique identification number (provided when your sample was collected), and your year of birth.
    *Travellers visiting on short missions of up to 5 days: If you are visiting Liberia for up to 5 days on a short mission (e.g. you were invited by government or an international NGO to provide technical assistance), you are exempt from testing on arrival, if you meet the following requirements: The organisation that has invited you should inform the chair or co-chair of the COVID-19 Incident Management System (IMS) in advance of your visit, of the purpose of your visit, the number of travellers, duration of visit, activity to be conducted, exact location you will stay, contact details while in Liberia, and address and contacts of references in Liberia. You must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate from an accredited lab within 96 hours of testing (i.e. your test sample must have been collected a maximum of 4 days before arrival in Liberia);
    You must present evidence of short stay (i.e. flight ticket); you must provide details of stay including telephone number, contact person and address; you must observe preventative measures while in Liberia;
    You should provide your invitation documents.
    You must present a negative test result on departure if your airline requires this (see Testing on departure).
    If your mission is likely to be extended, your organisation must inform the IMS chair or co-chair 24-48 hours in advance.
    If your stay in Liberia is extended beyond 5 days, you must undergo PCR testing before leaving Liberia (see Testing on departure).
    *Humanitarian workers deploying to Liberia: If you are deploying to Liberia for a period of 15-60 days, you should follow a different process: The organisation that is deploying you should inform the chair or co-chair of the COVID-19 Incident Management System (IMS) in advance of your proposed deployment, of the purpose of your deployment, the area of deployment, exact location you will stay, and contact details while in Liberia. You must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate from an accredited lab within 96 hours of testing (i.e. your test sample must have been collected a maximum of 4 days before arrival in Liberia). You must self-isolate for 7 days, beginning the day after arrival in Liberia. You must remain in your hotel or place of lodging and inform your employer if you develop any symptoms of COVID-19.
    At the end of your 7-day self-isolation period, you must be tested for COVID-19 by the National Public Health Reference Laboratory team. Sample collection involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud, for PCR testing. Sample processing could take several days. See Testing on departure for information on test locations. If your PCR test result is negative, you can proceed with your deployment. If your PCR test is positive, you will be subject to Liberia’s case management guidelines. This means NPHIL will consider on a case-by-case basis and you may be taken to a government COVID-19 Treatment Unit. Private health care facilities are not currently permitted to treat COVID-19 patients. Home-based care is considered on a case-by-case basis.
    *Exemptions to PCR testing on arrival: Children under the age of 5 years old are exempt from COVID-19 testing and do not require a test result certificate.
    Cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers with layovers less than 48 hours are exempt from testing if they complete pre-boarding testing as per their airline’s policy and comply with screening procedures while in Liberia. They must complete screening on arrival and proceed to their designated flight crew hotel. If layover is more than 48 hours, cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers must undergo PCR testing before leaving Liberia (see Testing on departure).
    If you are visiting Liberia for up to 5 days (eg for a business trip), you are exempt from testing on arrival, if you meet the following requirements: you must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate from an accredited lab within 96 hours of testing (i.e. your test sample must have been collected a maximum of 4 days before arrival in Liberia); you must present evidence of short stay (i.e. flight ticket); you must provide details of stay including telephone number, contact person and address; you must observe preventative measures while in Liberia; you must present a negative test result on departure if your airline requires this (see Testing on departure); and if you have been invited to Liberia (eg to attend a conference) you should provide your invitation documents.
    Diplomats and their families, honorary consuls, duly accredited international organisations’ staff must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate from an accredited lab within 96 hours of testing (i.e. your test sample must have been collected a maximum of 4 days before arrival in Liberia). Alternatively, voluntary testing at the airport is available free of charge. You should be prepared for travel restrictions, and changes to screening and quarantine requirements with no advance notice.
    *Quarantine: All travellers arriving in Liberia must self-isolate for a period of 14 days beginning the day after arrival in Liberia. If you are not resident in Liberia and wish to self-isolate in a hotel, you must agree this with your hotel in advance. There is a risk of being put into a government quarantine or medical facility, either on arrival or during your trip to Liberia. Liberian Precautionary Observation Centre (POCs) are basic. You are at risk of being put into quarantine or instructed to self-isolate even after completing your 14 days of post-arrival self-isolation, if you develop symptoms (fever, cough or respiratory illness), or it is suspected you have been in contact with some who has tested positive for coronavirus. If you test positive for COVID-19, you may be transferred to a government quarantine facility or treatment centre. You are strongly advised to familiarise yourself with these risks before travelling. If you are travelling on behalf of government, an international organisation/NGO or a company, you should check with your organisation whether they have pre-arranged a private POC, i.e. quarantine facility, authorised by NHPIL. If you show symptoms, you may be transferred to a government POC or treatment centre. Visitors arriving on a laissez-passer (except UN or EU), may also be taken to quarantine for secondary screening. Any suspicion of illegal attempts to circumvent the process will result in 14 days of quarantine.
    *Testing on departure: Before departure from Liberia, you’ll need a negative COVID-19 test result, and a travel certificate issued by the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL):
    You must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, from a test conducted by Liberia’s National Public Health Reference Laboratory within 72 hours (3 days) of departure. COVID-19 testing is available at the Union Center, located in Sophia, Congo Town, Monrovia from 9am to 4 pm 7 days per week. You must pay a US$75 COVID-19 charge for your test/certificate. There are two payment options available. You can pay at the United Bank for Africa (UBA) window at the Union Center (in US dollars cash or by card). Alternatively, you can pay at the United Bank for Africa (UBA) window at the Union Center (in US dollars cash or by card). To check your PCR test results online, visit www.liberiacovidresult.org 2 to 3 days after sample collected you must enter your unique identification number (provided when your sample was collected), and your year of birth. If your test result is negative, you can apply for a travel certificate online by visiting http://liberiacovidtravel.org and clicking on “Print Travel Certificate”. You should print your certificate.
    If your test result is positive, the Ministry of Health or NPHIL will contact you and you will not be permitted to travel. You will be subject to Liberia’s case management guidelines. This means NPHIL will consider on a case-by-case basis and you may be taken to a government COVID-19 Treatment Unit. Private health care facilities are not currently permitted to treat COVID-19 patients. Home-based care is considered on a case-by-case basis. Children under the age of 5 years old are exempt from COVID-19 testing and do not require a test result certificate. Testing protocols could change at short notice.
    *Exemptions to PCR testing on departure: Children under the age of 5 years old are exempt from COVID-19 testing and do not require a test result certificate. Diplomats and their families, honorary consuls, duly accredited international organisations’ staff and Liberian diplomats are exempt from testing on departure. However, voluntary testing at the Union Center is available free of charge. Cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers with layovers less than 48 hours (subject to airline policy). Travellers visiting Liberia for up to 5 days on a short mission (subject to airline policy).
    Although Government of Liberia does not require exempt travellers to do testing on departure, airlines may require proof of negative test result to allow boarding, regardless of exemption status. Testing protocols could change at short notice. You should monitor this travel advice for updates, contact your airline before travel, and consult government sources for announcements

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flights here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Liberia: The nationwide State of Emergency has now expired. However a revised National Health Emergency has been declared by the Ministry of Health. Measures in place to minimise the spread of COVID-19 apply in all 15 counties. These measures will remain in place until announced otherwise. Violation of health measures is punishable by a fine of up to $US200 and/or imprisonment of up to 30 days. Measures could be changed at short notice. If you go out in public, you must wear a face mask which covers your nose and mouth. You must also wear a mask when using public transport. Limits on passenger numbers apply: taxis must not carry more than 3 passengers in the back and 1 in the front; “keh-kehs” (tricycle taxis) must not carry more than 2 passengers in the back and none in the front. You must maintain social distancing of a minimum of three feet from others in public places and businesses (except in public transport). Mandatory hand washing with soap and clean water, or alcohol-based sanitiser is required at all premises. Liberian authorities have advised community members to report those showing coronavirus symptoms (coughing, fever, and difficulty breathing) by calling 4455.
    *Accommodation: You must ensure you have made arrangements for accommodation before travelling to Liberia. Some hotels are open but you should check and book in advance. Health measures including hand washing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 3 feet, apply in all hotels.
    *Public places and services: Businesses such as banks, supermarkets, restaurants and salons are open. Health measures including handwashing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 3 feet apply. Some businesses have limits on the number of customers permitted to enter at one time. Only 10 customers are permitted inside bank service areas and only 20 customers inside supermarkets. Some offices and businesses may also require temperature checks before entry. Nightclubs and bars remain closed, however other establishments serving alcohol are permitted to open until 9pm. You are required to wear face masks in all commercial premises, public places and government buildings. Places of worship are permitted to hold services. Healthcare facilities and pharmacies remain open with health measures in place. Large gatherings including sporting events, weddings and funerals are permitted as long as preventative measures can be maintained.

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    18.12.2020
  • Liberia Latest News: Effective 1 December 2020, all non-exempt incoming and outgoing air travelers at Liberia’s Roberts International Airport will be tested for COVID-19 (OSAC, 01.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Liberia: Roberts International Airport (RIA) has reopened for commercial flights as of 28 June. However, airlines will not resume normal scheduled services immediately. Brussels Airlines is operating a reduced flight schedule. Air France has launched a new daily service. Some regional airlines are operating reduced flight schedules. If you wish to travel, you should contact your airline or travel agent for confirmation of flight schedules. In Roberts International Airport, you must stand in marked spaces within the terminal to allow for social distancing. Before arrival, in Liberia, you must download the Lib Travel mobile app from Android Play or the Apple Store:Android app, Apple Store. You must complete a Health Screening Arrival Form before arrival, for monitoring and contact tracing. You must provide your passport details, contact details in Liberia, next of kin details, your travel details (including flight details, with seat number and any transit locations), any countries visited in the previous 14 days, and you must complete the symptom checker. You must select a payment option for your COVID-19 test (US$75 payment via app or payment on arrival). Each adult traveller must download the app and register individually. You can register children via a parent’s app. When you arrive in Liberia, you must be able to show proof that you have completed the symptom tracker form. You must wear a mask during transit and upon arrival in Liberia. Currently all land borders (with Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire) are closed to travellers. Ports remain open.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All travellers arriving in Liberia will be screened for the coronavirus. On arrival at entry points, staff will check your temperature and you must wash your hands with soap and water. You must show your symptom checking screening form (mobile app) to public health staff.
    If you display symptoms of coronavirus, public health officials may take you to a government quarantine or medical facility. Passengers entering Liberia will be tested for COVID-19 by the National Public Health Reference Laboratory team (unless exempt from testing). Sample collection involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud, for PCR testing. Sample processing could take several days.
    You must present proof of US$75 payment for your PCR test before your sample is collected. There are two payment options available. You can pay in advance via the Lib Travel mobile app, or alternatively, you can pay at the United Bank for Africa (UBA) banking window (in US dollars cash or by card) on arrival.
    Government of Liberia strongly recommends that all travellers self-isolate for 7 days and self-monitor symptoms via the Lib Travel app for 14 days, beginning the day after arrival in Liberia.
    If your PCR test is positive, you will be subject to Liberia’s case management guidelines. This means NPHIL will consider on a case-by-case basis and you may be taken to a government COVID-19 Treatment Unit. Private health care facilities are not currently permitted to treat COVID-19 patients. Home-based care is considered on a case-by-case basis.
    *PCR testing exemptions: Children under the age of 5 years old are exempt from COVID-19 testing and do not require a test result certificate.
    Cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers with layovers less than 48 hours are exempt from testing if they complete pre-boarding testing as per their airline’s policy and comply with screening procedures while in Liberia. They must complete screening on arrival and proceed to their designated flight crew hotel. If layover is more than 48 hours, cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers must undergo PCR testing before leaving Liberia (see Testing on departure)
    If you are visiting Liberia for up to 5 days (eg for a business trip), you are exempt from testing on arrival, if you meet the following requirements: you must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate from an accredited lab within 96 hours of testing (i.e. your test sample must have been collected a maximum of 4 days before arrival in Liberia); you must present evidence of short stay (i.e. flight ticket); you must provide details of stay including telephone number, contact person and address; you must observe preventative measures while in Liberia; you must present a negative test result on departure if your airline requires this (see Testing on departure); and if you have been invited to Liberia (eg to attend a conference) you should provide your invitation documents.
    Diplomats and their families, honorary consuls, duly accredited international organisations’ staff must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate from an accredited lab within 96 hours of testing (i.e. your test sample must have been collected a maximum of 4 days before arrival in Liberia). Alternatively, voluntary testing at the airport is available free of charge. You should be prepared for travel restrictions, and changes to screening and quarantine requirements with no advance notice.
    *Quarantine: All travellers arriving in Liberia must self-isolate for a period of 14 days beginning the day after arrival in Liberia. If you are not resident in Liberia and wish to self-isolate in a hotel, you must agree this with your hotel in advance. There is a risk for British nationals of being put into a government quarantine or medical facility, either on arrival or during your trip to Liberia. Liberian Precautionary Observation Centre (POCs) are basic. You are at risk of being put into quarantine or instructed to self-isolate even after completing your 14 days of post-arrival self-isolation, if you develop symptoms (fever, cough or respiratory illness), or it is suspected you have been in contact with some who has tested positive for coronavirus. If you test positive for COVID-19, you may be transferred to a government quarantine facility or treatment centre. You are strongly advised to familiarise yourself with these risks before travelling. If you are travelling on behalf of government, an international organisation/NGO or a company, you should check with your organisation whether they have pre-arranged a private POC, i.e. quarantine facility, authorised by NHPIL. If you show symptoms, you may be transferred to a government POC or treatment centre. Visitors arriving on a laissez-passer (except UN or EU), may also be taken to quarantine for secondary screening. Any suspicion of illegal attempts to circumvent the process will result in 14 days of quarantine.
    *Leaving Liberia: Before departure from Liberia, you’ll need a negative COVID-19 test result, and a travel certificate issued by the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL): You must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, from a test conducted by Liberia’s National Public Health Reference Laboratory within 72 hours (3 days) of departure. COVID-19 testing is available at the Union Center, located in Sophia, Congo Town, Monrovia from 9am to 4 pm 7 days per week. From 1 December, you must pay a US$75 COVID-19 charge for your test/certificate. There are two payment options available. You can pay at the United Bank for Africa (UBA) window at the Union Center (in US dollars cash or by card). Alternatively, you can pay online at http://datapointdev.liberiacovid19.info/#/PaymentProcessing Please note that this website does not employ SSL technology and is not a secure website. You must ensure you provide correct contact details when paying. You will receive a unique identification number to retrieve your test results. Check www.liberiacovidresult.org 2 to 3 days after sample collection to receive your result. You should print your certificate. If your test result is positive, the Ministry of Health or NPHIL will contact you and you will not be permitted to travel. You will be subject to Liberia’s case management guidelines. This means NPHIL will consider on a case-by-case basis and you may be taken to a government COVID-19 Treatment Unit. Private health care facilities are not currently permitted to treat COVID-19 patients. Home-based care is considered on a case-by-case basis. Children under the age of 5 years old are exempt from COVID-19 testing and do not require a test result certificate. Testing protocols could change at short notice.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flights here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The nationwide State of Emergency has now expired. However a revised National Health Emergency has been declared by the Ministry of Health. Measures in place to minimise the spread of COVID-19 apply in all 15 counties. These measures will remain in place until announced otherwise. Violation of health measures is punishable by a fine of up to $US200 and/or imprisonment of up to 30 days. Measures could be changed at short notice. If you go out in public, you must wear a face mask which covers your nose and mouth. You must also wear a mask when using public transport. Limits on passenger numbers apply: taxis must not carry more than 3 passengers in the back and 1 in the front; “keh-kehs” (tricycle taxis) must not carry more than 2 passengers in the back and none in the front. You must maintain social distancing of a minimum of three feet from others in public places and businesses (except in public transport). Mandatory hand washing with soap and clean water, or alcohol-based sanitiser is required at all premises. Liberian authorities have advised community members to report those showing coronavirus symptoms (coughing, fever, and difficulty breathing) by calling 4455.
    *Accommodation: You must ensure you have made arrangements for accommodation before travelling to Liberia. Some hotels are open but you should check and book in advance. Health measures including hand washing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 3 feet, apply in all hotels.
    *Public places and services: Businesses such as banks, supermarkets, restaurants and salons are open. Health measures including handwashing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 3 feet apply. Some businesses have limits on the number of customers permitted to enter at one time. Only 10 customers are permitted inside bank service areas and only 20 customers inside supermarkets. Some offices and businesses may also require temperature checks before entry. Nightclubs and bars remain closed, however other establishments serving alcohol are permitted to open until 9pm. You are required to wear face masks in all commercial premises, public places and government buildings. Places of worship are permitted to hold services. Healthcare facilities and pharmacies remain open with health measures in place. Large gatherings including sporting events, weddings and funerals are permitted as long as preventative measures can be maintained.

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    07.12.2020
  • Liberia International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Liberia: Roberts International Airport (RIA) has reopened for commercial flights as of 28 June. However, airlines will not resume normal scheduled services immediately. Brussels Airlines is operating a reduced flight schedule. Air France has launched a new daily service. Some regional airlines are operating reduced flight schedules. If you wish to travel, you should contact your airline or travel agent for confirmation of flight schedules. In Roberts International Airport, you must stand in marked spaces within the terminal to allow for social distancing. Before arrival, in Liberia, you must download the Lib Travel mobile app from Android Play or the Apple Store:Android app, Apple Store. You must complete a Health Screening Arrival Form before arrival, for monitoring and contact tracing. Each adult traveller must download the app and register individually. You can register children via a parent’s app. When you arrive in Liberia, you must be able to show proof that you have completed the symptom tracker form. You must wear a mask during transit and upon arrival in Liberia. Currently all land borders (with Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire) are closed to travellers. Ports remain open.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All travellers arriving in Liberia will be screened for the coronavirus.
    On arrival at entry points, staff will check your temperature and you must wash your hands with soap and water. You must show your symptom checking screening form (mobile app) to public health staff.
    If you display symptoms of coronavirus, public health officials may take you to a government quarantine or medical facility. Passengers entering Liberia will be tested for COVID-19 by the National Public Health Reference Laboratory team (unless exempt from testing). Sample collection involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud, for PCR testing. Sample processing could take several days. You must pay US$75 for your PCR test and present proof of payment before your sample is collected. There are two payment options available. You can pay in advance online at http://datapointdev.liberiacovid19.info/#/PaymentProcessing. Please note that this website does not employ SSL technology and is not a secure website. Alternatively, you can pay at the United Bank for Africa (UBA) banking window (in US dollars cash or by card) on arrival.
    If your PCR test is positive, you will be subject to Liberia’s case management guidelines. This means NPHIL will consider on a case-by-case basis and you may be taken to a government COVID-19 Treatment Unit. Private health care facilities are not currently permitted to treat COVID-19 patients. Home-based care is considered on a case-by-case basis.
    If your PCR test is negative, you must self-isolate and monitor your symptoms via the Lib Travel app, for a period of 14 days beginning the day after arrival in Liberia. If you are not resident in Liberia and wish to self-isolate in a hotel, you must receive agreement from your hotel. PCR testing exemptions: Children under the age of 5 years old are exempt from COVID-19 testing and do not require a test result certificate.
    Cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers with layovers less than 48 hours are exempt from testing if they complete pre-boarding testing as per their airline’s policy and comply with screening procedures while in Liberia. They must complete screening on arrival and proceed to their designated flight crew hotel. If layover is more than 48 hours, cabin crew, captains, flight engineers and first officers must undergo PCR testing before leaving Liberia. Diplomats and their families, honorary consuls, duly accredited international organisations’ staff must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate from an accredited lab within 96 hours of testing (i.e. your test sample must have been collected a maximum of 4 days before arrival in Liberia). Alternatively, voluntary testing at the airport is available free of charge. You should be prepared for travel restrictions, and changes to screening and quarantine requirements with no advance notice.
    *Quarantine: All travellers arriving in Liberia must self-isolate for a period of 14 days beginning the day after arrival in Liberia. If you are not resident in Liberia and wish to self-isolate in a hotel, you must agree this with your hotel in advance. There is a risk for British nationals of being put into a government quarantine or medical facility, either on arrival or during your trip to Liberia. Liberian Precautionary Observation Centre (POCs) are basic. You are at risk of being put into quarantine or instructed to self-isolate even after completing your 14 days of post-arrival self-isolation, if you develop symptoms (fever, cough or respiratory illness), or it is suspected you have been in contact with some who has tested positive for coronavirus. If you test positive for COVID-19, you may be transferred to a government quarantine facility or treatment centre. You are strongly advised to familiarise yourself with these risks before travelling. If you are travelling on behalf of government, an international organisation/NGO or a company, you should check with your organisation whether they have pre-arranged a private POC, i.e. quarantine facility, authorised by NHPIL. If you show symptoms, you may be transferred to a government POC or treatment centre. Visitors arriving on a laissez-passer (except UN or EU), may also be taken to quarantine for secondary screening. Any suspicion of illegal attempts to circumvent the process will result in 14 days of quarantine.
    *Leaving Liberia: Before departure from Liberia, you’ll need a negative COVID-19 test result, and a travel certificate issued by the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL): You must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, from a test conducted by Liberia’s National Public Health Reference Laboratory within 72 hours (3 days) of departure. COVID-19 testing is available at the Union Center, located in Sophia, Congo Town, Monrovia from 9am to 4 pm 7 days per week. From 1 December, you must pay a US$75 COVID-19 charge for your test/certificate. There are two payment options available. You can pay at the United Bank for Africa (UBA) window at the Union Center (in US dollars cash or by card). Alternatively, you can pay online at http://datapointdev.liberiacovid19.info/#/PaymentProcessing Please note that this website does not employ SSL technology and is not a secure website. You must ensure you provide correct contact details when paying. You will receive a unique identification number to retrieve your test results. Check www.liberiacovidresult.org 2 to 3 days after sample collection to receive your result. You should print your certificate. If your test result is positive, the Ministry of Health or NPHIL will contact you and you will not be permitted to travel. You will be subject to Liberia’s case management guidelines. This means NPHIL will consider on a case-by-case basis and you may be taken to a government COVID-19 Treatment Unit. Private health care facilities are not currently permitted to treat COVID-19 patients. Home-based care is considered on a case-by-case basis. Children under the age of 5 years old are exempt from COVID-19 testing and do not require a test result certificate. Testing protocols could change at short notice.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flights here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The nationwide State of Emergency has now expired. However a revised National Health Emergency has been declared by the Ministry of Health. Measures in place to minimise the spread of COVID-19 apply in all 15 counties. These measures will remain in place until announced otherwise. Violation of health measures is punishable by a fine of up to $US200 and/or imprisonment of up to 30 days. Measures could be changed at short notice. If you go out in public, you must wear a face mask which covers your nose and mouth. You must also wear a mask when using public transport. Limits on passenger numbers apply: taxis must not carry more than 3 passengers in the back and 1 in the front; “keh-kehs” (tricycle taxis) must not carry more than 2 passengers in the back and none in the front. You must maintain social distancing of a minimum of three feet from others in public places and businesses (except in public transport). Mandatory hand washing with soap and clean water, or alcohol-based sanitiser is required at all premises. Liberian authorities have advised community members to report those showing coronavirus symptoms (coughing, fever, and difficulty breathing) by calling 4455.
    *Accommodation: You must ensure you have made arrangements for accommodation before travelling to Liberia. Some hotels are open but you should check and book in advance. Health measures including hand washing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 3 feet, apply in all hotels.
    *Public places and services: Businesses such as banks, supermarkets, restaurants and salons are open. Health measures including handwashing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 3 feet apply. Some businesses have limits on the number of customers permitted to enter at one time. Only 10 customers are permitted inside bank service areas and only 20 customers inside supermarkets. Some offices and businesses may also require temperature checks before entry. Nightclubs and bars remain closed, however other establishments serving alcohol are permitted to open until 9pm. You are required to wear face masks in all commercial premises, public places and government buildings. Places of worship are permitted to hold services. Healthcare facilities and pharmacies remain open with health measures in place. Large gatherings including sporting events, weddings and funerals are permitted as long as preventative measures can be maintained.

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    30.11.2020
  • Liberia International Restrictions:
    Roberts International Airport (RIA) has reopened for commercial flights. However, airlines will not resume normal scheduled services immediately. Brussels Airlines is operating a reduced flight schedule.
    Other airlines have not confirmed planned flights. If you wish to travel, you should contact your airline or travel agent for confirmation of flight schedules.
    Currently all land borders (with Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire) are closed to travellers. Ports remain open.
    All travellers arriving in Liberia will be screened for the coronavirus. On arrival at entry points, staff will check your temperature and you must wash your hands with soap and water. If you display symptoms of coronavirus, public health officials may take you to a quarantine facility. In Roberts International Airport, you must stand in marked spaces within the terminal to allow for social distancing.
    Passengers entering Liberia have two options for COVID-19 testing. Government of Liberia strongly encourages travellers to be tested before arrival in Liberia. You can have a COVID-19 PCR test at your point of departure within 72 hours before your arrival in Liberia. If you present a negative PCR test result on arrival in Liberia, you will be allowed entry with symptom monitoring via USSD or mobile app.
    If you do not do a pre-departure PCR test before your arrival in Liberia, you will be tested on arrival. You will have to do a Rapid Test, and a swab will be collected for PCR test processing. If your Rapid Test result is negative, you will be allowed entry with symptom monitoring via USSD or mobile app.
    If your Rapid Test result is positive, you will be taken to a government quarantine facility pending your PCR test result. Sample processing could take several days. If your subsequent PCR result is positive you must remain in government quarantine. It is likely you will have to remain in quarantine until you have two consecutive negative PCR results.Quarantine may last 14 days or longer.
    You should be prepared for travel restrictions, and changes to screening and precautionary observation requirements with no advance notice.
    You are at risk of being put into quarantine or instructed to self-isolate for 14 days even after you have arrived in Liberia, if you develop symptoms (fever, cough or respiratory illness), or it is suspected you have been in contact with some who has tested positive for coronavirus. If you test positive for COVID-19, you may be transferred to a government treatment centre. You are strongly advised to familiarise yourself with these risks before travelling.
    All foreign citizens in quarantine or self-isolation will have their passports removed and held by the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) for 14 days. You will be given a copy of your passport to retain whilst in quarantine. If you are travelling on behalf of government, an international organisation/NGO or a company, you should check with your organisation whether they have pre-arranged a private POC, i.e. quarantine facility, authorised by NHPIL. Visitors arriving on a laissez-passer (except UN or EU), may also be taken to quarantine for secondary screening. Any suspicion of illegal attempts to circumvent the process will result in 14 days of quarantine.
    Leaving Liberia: before departure from Liberia, you’ll need a negative COVID-19 test result, and a travel certificate issued by the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) (charge of US$75 ). You must go to an NPHIL COVID-19 sample collection site at least 72 hours before your travel date, to give a sample for PCR testing. Call the COVID-19 Hotline on 4455 for collection site details. Testing is available at the Union Testing Center located in Sophia, Congo Town, Monrovia from 9 am –4 pm, 7 days per week. You must also apply for a travel certificate at least 72 hours before your travel date. You should call the COVID-19 Hotline on 4455 and provide the following information: full name as in passport; contact number; email; your sample collection details; and your preferred method for collecting test result and certificate (hard copy or electronic). Certificates processed on weekends and holidays will only be delivered electronically. Certificates processed on working days can be delivered electronically or in hard copy. You will only receive a travel certificate if your test result is negative. You will be notified if your test result is positive or negative.
    The Government of Liberia is currently reviewing testing policies for travellers wishing to leave Liberia. Testing protocols could change at short notice.

    Data collection: on arrival in Liberia, you must register for symptom monitoring and contact tracing by providing a mobile phone number for USSD messaging or mobile app.
    Before departure from Liberia, you’ll need a negative COVID-19 test result, and a travel certificate issued by the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL):. You must go to an NPHIL COVID-19 sample collection site at least 72 hours before your travel date, to give a sample for PCR testing. Call the COVID-19 Hotline on 4455 for collection site details. You must also apply for a travel certificate at least 72 hours before your travel date, and provide the following information: full name as in passport; contact number; email; your sample collection details; and your preferred method for collecting test result and certificate (hard copy or electronic). The Ministry of Health has temporarily suspended the new pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirements announced on 8 August. The government of Liberia is currently reviewing the testing policy for travellers wishing to leave Liberia and revised guidance will be issued following approval by the Ministry of Health. Test requirements for travellers entering Liberia remain unchanged.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flights here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The nationwide State of Emergency has now expired. However a revised National Health Emergency has been declared by the Ministry of Health. Measures in place to minimise the spread of COVID-19 apply in all 15 counties. These measures will remain in place until announced otherwise. Violation of health measures is punishable by a fine of up to $US200 and/or imprisonment of up to 30 days. Measures could be changed at short notice. If you go out in public, you must wear a face mask which covers your nose and mouth. You must also wear a mask when using public transport. Limits on passenger numbers apply: taxis must not carry more than 3 passengers in the back and 1 in the front; “keh-kehs” (tricycle taxis) must not carry more than 2 passengers in the back and none in the front. You must maintain social distancing of a minimum of three feet from others in public places and businesses (except in public transport). Mandatory hand washing with soap and clean water, or alcohol-based sanitiser is required at all premises. Liberian authorities have advised community members to report those showing coronavirus symptoms (coughing, fever, and difficulty breathing) by calling 4455. You must ensure you have made arrangements for accommodation before travelling to Liberia. Some hotels are open but you should check and book in advance. Health measures including hand washing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 3 feet, apply in all hotels.
    Businesses such as banks, supermarkets, restaurants and salons are open. Health measures including handwashing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 3 feet apply. Some businesses have limits on the number of customers permitted to enter at one time. Only 10 customers are permitted inside bank service areas and only 20 customers inside supermarkets. Some offices and businesses may also require temperature checks before entry. Nightclubs and bars remain closed, however other establishments serving alcohol are permitted to open until 9pm. You are required to wear face masks in all commercial premises, public places and government buildings. Places of worship are permitted to hold services. Healthcare facilities and pharmacies remain open with health measures in place. Large gatherings including sporting events, weddings and funerals are permitted as long as preventative measures can be maintained.

    Read more
    03.11.2020
  • Liberia International Restrictions:
    Roberts International Airport (RIA) has reopened for commercial flights. However, airlines will not resume normal scheduled services immediately. Brussels Airlines is operating a reduced flight schedule.
    Other airlines have not confirmed planned flights. If you wish to travel, you should contact your airline or travel agent for confirmation of flight schedules.
    Currently all land borders (with Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire) are closed to travellers. Ports remain open.
    All travellers arriving in Liberia will be screened for the coronavirus. On arrival at entry points, staff will check your temperature and you must wash your hands with soap and water. If you display symptoms of coronavirus, public health officials may take you to a quarantine facility. In Roberts International Airport, you must stand in marked spaces within the terminal to allow for social distancing.
    Passengers entering Liberia have two options for COVID-19 testing. Government of Liberia strongly encourages travellers to be tested before arrival in Liberia. You can have a COVID-19 PCR test at your point of departure within 72 hours before your arrival in Liberia. If you present a negative PCR test result on arrival in Liberia, you will be allowed entry with symptom monitoring via USSD or mobile app.
    If you do not do a pre-departure PCR test before your arrival in Liberia, you will be tested on arrival. You will have to do a Rapid Test, and a swab will be collected for PCR test processing. If your Rapid Test result is negative, you will be allowed entry with symptom monitoring via USSD or mobile app.
    If your Rapid Test result is positive, you will be taken to a government quarantine facility pending your PCR test result. Sample processing could take several days. If your subsequent PCR result is positive you must remain in government quarantine. It is likely you will have to remain in quarantine until you have two consecutive negative PCR results.Quarantine may last 14 days or longer.
    You should be prepared for travel restrictions, and changes to screening and precautionary observation requirements with no advance notice.
    You are at risk of being put into quarantine or instructed to self-isolate for 14 days even after you have arrived in Liberia, if you develop symptoms (fever, cough or respiratory illness), or it is suspected you have been in contact with some who has tested positive for coronavirus. If you test positive for COVID-19, you may be transferred to a government treatment centre. You are strongly advised to familiarise yourself with these risks before travelling.
    All foreign citizens in quarantine or self-isolation will have their passports removed and held by the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) for 14 days. You will be given a copy of your passport to retain whilst in quarantine. If you are travelling on behalf of government, an international organisation/NGO or a company, you should check with your organisation whether they have pre-arranged a private POC, i.e. quarantine facility, authorised by NHPIL. Visitors arriving on a laissez-passer (except UN or EU), may also be taken to quarantine for secondary screening. Any suspicion of illegal attempts to circumvent the process will result in 14 days of quarantine.
    Leaving Liberia: before departure from Liberia, you’ll need a negative COVID-19 test result, and a travel certificate issued by the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL): You must go to an NPHIL COVID-19 sample collection site at least 72 hours before your travel date, to give a sample for PCR testing. Call the COVID-19 Hotline on 4455 for collection site details. You must also apply for a travel certificate at least 72 hours before your travel date. You should call the COVID-19 Hotline on 4455 and provide the following information: full name as in passport; contact number; email; your sample collection details; and your preferred method for collecting test result and certificate (hard copy or electronic). Certificates processed on weekends and holidays will only be delivered electronically. Certificates processed on working days can be delivered electronically or in hard copy. You will only receive a travel certificate if your test result is negative. You will be notified if your test result is positive or negative.
    The Government of Liberia is currently reviewing testing policies for travellers wishing to leave Liberia. Testing protocols could change at short notice.

    Data collection: on arrival in Liberia, you must register for symptom monitoring and contact tracing by providing a mobile phone number for USSD messaging or mobile app.
    Before departure from Liberia, you’ll need a negative COVID-19 test result, and a travel certificate issued by the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL):. You must go to an NPHIL COVID-19 sample collection site at least 72 hours before your travel date, to give a sample for PCR testing. Call the COVID-19 Hotline on 4455 for collection site details. You must also apply for a travel certificate at least 72 hours before your travel date, and provide the following information: full name as in passport; contact number; email; your sample collection details; and your preferred method for collecting test result and certificate (hard copy or electronic). The Ministry of Health has temporarily suspended the new pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirements announced on 8 August. The government of Liberia is currently reviewing the testing policy for travellers wishing to leave Liberia and revised guidance will be issued following approval by the Ministry of Health. Test requirements for travellers entering Liberia remain unchanged.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flights here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The nationwide State of Emergency has now expired. However a revised National Health Emergency has been declared by the Ministry of Health. Measures in place to minimise the spread of COVID-19 apply in all 15 counties. These measures will remain in place until announced otherwise. Violation of health measures is punishable by a fine of up to $US200 and/or imprisonment of up to 30 days. Measures could be changed at short notice. If you go out in public, you must wear a face mask which covers your nose and mouth. You must also wear a mask when using public transport. Limits on passenger numbers apply: taxis must not carry more than 3 passengers in the back and 1 in the front; “keh-kehs” (tricycle taxis) must not carry more than 2 passengers in the back and none in the front. You must maintain social distancing of a minimum of three feet from others in public places and businesses (except in public transport). Mandatory hand washing with soap and clean water, or alcohol-based sanitiser is required at all premises. Liberian authorities have advised community members to report those showing coronavirus symptoms (coughing, fever, and difficulty breathing) by calling 4455. You must ensure you have made arrangements for accommodation before travelling to Liberia. Some hotels are open but you should check and book in advance. Health measures including hand washing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 3 feet, apply in all hotels.
    Businesses such as banks, supermarkets, restaurants and salons are open. Health measures including handwashing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 3 feet apply. Some businesses have limits on the number of customers permitted to enter at one time. Only 10 customers are permitted inside bank service areas and only 20 customers inside supermarkets. Some offices and businesses may also require temperature checks before entry. Nightclubs and bars remain closed, however other establishments serving alcohol are permitted to open until 9pm. You are required to wear face masks in all commercial premises, public places and government buildings. Places of worship are permitted to hold services. Healthcare facilities and pharmacies remain open with health measures in place. Large gatherings including sporting events, weddings and funerals are permitted as long as preventative measures can be maintained.

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    16.10.2020
  • Liberia *****

    International restrictions:

    Roberts International Airport (RIA) has reopened for commercial flights. However, airlines will not resume normal scheduled services immediately. Brussels Airlines is operating a reduced flight schedule. All land borders (with Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire) are closed to travellers. Ports remain open. All travellers arriving in Liberia will be screened for the coronavirus. On arrival at entry points, staff will check your temperature and you must wash your hands with soap and water. If you display symptoms of coronavirus, public health officials may take you to a quarantine facility. In Roberts International Airport, you must stand in marked spaces within the terminal to allow for social distancing. Passengers entering Liberia have two options for COVID-19 testing. Government of Liberia strongly encourages travellers to be tested before arrival in Liberia. You can have a COVID-19 PCR test at your point of departure within 72 hours before your arrival in Liberia. If you present a negative PCR test result on arrival in Liberia, you will be allowed entry with symptom monitoring via USSD or mobile app. If you do not do a pre-departure PCR test before your arrival in Liberia, you will be tested on arrival. You will have to do a Rapid Test, and a swab will be collected for PCR test processing. If your Rapid Test result is negative, you will be allowed entry with symptom monitoring via USSD or mobile app. If your Rapid Test result is positive, you will be taken to a government quarantine facility pending your PCR test result. Sample processing could take several days. If your subsequent PCR result is positive you must remain in government quarantine. It is likely you will have to remain in quarantine until you have two consecutive negative PCR results.Quarantine may last 14 days or longer. You are at risk of being put into quarantine or instructed to self-isolate for 14 days even after you have arrived in Liberia, if you develop symptoms (fever, cough or respiratory illness), or it is suspected you have been in contact with some who has tested positive for coronavirus. All foreign citizens in quarantine or self-isolation will have their passports removed and held by the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) for 14 days. You will be given a copy of your passport to retain whilst in quarantine. If you are travelling on behalf of government, an international organisation/NGO or a company, you should check with your organisation whether they have pre-arranged a private POC, i.e. quarantine facility, authorised by NHPIL. Visitors arriving on a laissez-passer (except UN or EU), may also be taken to quarantine for secondary screening. Any suspicion of illegal attempts to circumvent the process will result in 14 days of quarantine. On arrival in Liberia, you must register for symptom monitoring and contact tracing by providing a mobile phone number for USSD messaging or mobile app.
    Before departure from Liberia, you’ll need a negative COVID-19 test result, and a travel certificate issued by the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL):. You must go to an NPHIL COVID-19 sample collection site at least 72 hours before your travel date, to give a sample for PCR testing. Call the COVID-19 Hotline on 4455 for collection site details. You must also apply for a travel certificate at least 72 hours before your travel date, and provide the following information: full name as in passport; contact number; email; your sample collection details; and your preferred method for collecting test result and certificate (hard copy or electronic). The Ministry of Health has temporarily suspended the new pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirements announced on 8 August. The government of Liberia is currently reviewing the testing policy for travellers wishing to leave Liberia and revised guidance will be issued following approval by the Ministry of Health. Test requirements for travellers entering Liberia remain unchanged.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flights here.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The nationwide State of Emergency has now expired. However a revised National Health Emergency has been declared by the Ministry of Health. Measures in place to minimise the spread of COVID-19 apply in all 15 counties. These measures will remain in place until announced otherwise. Violation of health measures is punishable by a fine of up to $US200 and/or imprisonment of up to 30 days. Measures could be changed at short notice. If you go out in public, you must wear a face mask which covers your nose and mouth. You must also wear a mask when using public transport. Limits on passenger numbers apply: taxis must not carry more than 3 passengers in the back and 1 in the front; “keh-kehs” (tricycle taxis) must not carry more than 2 passengers in the back and none in the front. You must maintain social distancing of a minimum of three feet from others in public places and businesses (except in public transport). Mandatory hand washing with soap and clean water, or alcohol-based sanitiser is required at all premises. Liberian authorities have advised community members to report those showing coronavirus symptoms (coughing, fever, and difficulty breathing) by calling 4455. You must ensure you have made arrangements for accommodation before travelling to Liberia. Some hotels are open but you should check and book in advance. Health measures including hand washing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 3 feet, apply in all hotels.
    Businesses such as banks, supermarkets, restaurants and salons are open. Health measures including handwashing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 3 feet apply. Some businesses have limits on the number of customers permitted to enter at one time. Only 10 customers are permitted inside bank service areas and only 20 customers inside supermarkets. Some offices and businesses may also require temperature checks before entry. Nightclubs and bars remain closed, however other establishments serving alcohol are permitted to open until 9pm. You are required to wear face masks in all commercial premises, public places and government buildings. Places of worship are permitted to hold services. Healthcare facilities and pharmacies remain open with health measures in place. Large gatherings including sporting events, weddings and funerals are permitted as long as preventative measures can be maintained.

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    11.09.2020
  • Liberia *****

    International restrictions:

    Roberts International Airport (RIA) has reopened for commercial flights, although limited. All land borders (with Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire) are closed to travellers. Ports remain open. All travellers arriving in Liberia will be screened for the coronavirus. On arrival at entry points, staff will check your temperature and you must wash your hands with soap and water. If you display symptoms of coronavirus, public health officials may take you to a quarantine facility. In Roberts International Airport, you must stand in marked spaces within the terminal to allow for social distancing. Passengers entering Liberia have two options for COVID-19 testing. Government of Liberia strongly encourages travellers to be tested before arrival in Liberia. You can have a COVID-19 PCR test at your point of departure within 72 hours before your arrival in Liberia. If you present a negative PCR test result on arrival in Liberia, you will be allowed entry with symptom monitoring via USSD or mobile app. If you do not do a pre-departure PCR test before your arrival in Liberia, you will be tested on arrival. You will have to do a Rapid Test, and a swab will be collected for PCR test processing. If your Rapid Test result is negative, you will be allowed entry with symptom monitoring via USSD or mobile app. If your Rapid Test result is positive, you will be taken to a government quarantine facility pending your PCR test result. Sample processing could take several days. If your subsequent PCR result is positive you must remain in government quarantine. It is likely you will have to remain in quarantine until you have two consecutive negative PCR results. Quarantine may last 14 days or longer. You are at risk of being put into quarantine or instructed to self-isolate for 14 days even after you have arrived in Liberia, if you develop symptoms (fever, cough or respiratory illness), or it is suspected you have been in contact with some who has tested positive for coronavirus. All foreign citizens in quarantine or self-isolation will have their passports removed and held by the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) for 14 days. You will be given a copy of your passport to retain whilst in quarantine. If you are travelling on behalf of government, an international organisation/NGO or a company, you should check with your organisation whether they have pre-arranged a private POC, i.e. quarantine facility, authorised by NHPIL. Visitors arriving on a laissez-passer (except UN or EU), may also be taken to quarantine for secondary screening. Any suspicion of illegal attempts to circumvent the process will result in 14 days of quarantine. On arrival in Liberia, you must register for symptom monitoring and contact tracing by providing a mobile phone number for USSD messaging or mobile app.
    Before departure from Liberia, you’ll need a negative COVID-19 test result, and a travel certificate issued by the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL):. You must go to an NPHIL COVID-19 sample collection site at least 72 hours before your travel date, to give a sample for PCR testing. Call the COVID-19 Hotline on 4455 for collection site details. You must also apply for a travel certificate at least 72 hours before your travel date, and provide the following information: full name as in passport; contact number; email; your sample collection details; and your preferred method for collecting test result and certificate (hard copy or electronic). The Ministry of Health has temporarily suspended the new pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirements announced on 8 August. The government of Liberia is currently reviewing the testing policy for travellers wishing to leave Liberia and revised guidance will be issued following approval by the Ministry of Health. Test requirements for travellers entering Liberia remain unchanged.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The nationwide State of Emergency has now expired. However a revised National Health Emergency has been declared by the Ministry of Health. Measures in place to minimise the spread of COVID-19 apply in all 15 counties. These measures will remain in place until announced otherwise. Violation of health measures is punishable by a fine of up to $US200 and/or imprisonment of up to 30 days. Measures could be changed at short notice. If you go out in public, you must wear a face mask which covers your nose and mouth. You must also wear a mask when using public transport. Limits on passenger numbers apply: taxis must not carry more than 3 passengers in the back and 1 in the front; “keh-kehs” (tricycle taxis) must not carry more than 2 passengers in the back and none in the front. You must maintain social distancing of a minimum of three feet from others in public places and businesses (except in public transport). Mandatory hand washing with soap and clean water, or alcohol-based sanitiser is required at all premises. Liberian authorities have advised community members to report those showing coronavirus symptoms (coughing, fever, and difficulty breathing) by calling 4455. You must ensure you have made arrangements for accommodation before travelling to Liberia. Some hotels are open but you should check and book in advance. Health measures including hand washing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 3 feet, apply in all hotels.
    Businesses such as banks, supermarkets, restaurants and salons are open. Health measures including handwashing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 3 feet apply. Some businesses have limits on the number of customers permitted to enter at one time. Only 10 customers are permitted inside bank service areas and only 20 customers inside supermarkets. Some offices and businesses may also require temperature checks before entry. Nightclubs and bars remain closed, however other establishments serving alcohol are permitted to open until 9pm. You are required to wear face masks in all commercial premises, public places and government buildings. Places of worship are permitted to hold services. Healthcare facilities and pharmacies remain open with health measures in place. Large gatherings including sporting events, weddings and funerals are permitted as long as preventative measures can be maintained.

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    16.08.2020
  • Liberia *****

    International restrictions:

    Roberts International Airport (RIA) has reopened for commercial flights, although limited. All land borders (with Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire) are closed to travellers. Ports remain open. All travellers arriving in Liberia will be screened for the coronavirus. On arrival at entry points, staff will check your temperature and you must wash your hands with soap and water. If you display symptoms of coronavirus, public health officials may take you to a quarantine facility. In Roberts International Airport, you must stand in marked spaces within the terminal to allow for social distancing. Passengers entering Liberia have two options for COVID-19 testing. Government of Liberia strongly encourages travellers to be tested before arrival in Liberia. You can have a COVID-19 PCR test at your point of departure within 72 hours before your arrival in Liberia. If you present a negative PCR test result on arrival in Liberia, you will be allowed entry with symptom monitoring via USSD or mobile app. If you do not do a pre-departure PCR test before your arrival in Liberia, you will be tested on arrival. You will have to do a Rapid Test, and a swab will be collected for PCR test processing. If your Rapid Test result is negative, you will be allowed entry with symptom monitoring via USSD or mobile app. If your Rapid Test result is positive, you will be taken to a government quarantine facility pending your PCR test result. Sample processing could take several days. If your subsequent PCR result is positive you must remain in government quarantine. It is likely you will have to remain in quarantine until you have two consecutive negative PCR results. Quarantine may last 14 days or longer. You are at risk of being put into quarantine or instructed to self-isolate for 14 days even after you have arrived in Liberia, if you develop symptoms (fever, cough or respiratory illness), or it is suspected you have been in contact with some who has tested positive for coronavirus. All foreign citizens in quarantine or self-isolation will have their passports removed and held by the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) for 14 days. You will be given a copy of your passport to retain whilst in quarantine. If you are travelling on behalf of government, an international organisation/NGO or a company, you should check with your organisation whether they have pre-arranged a private POC, i.e. quarantine facility, authorised by NHPIL. Visitors arriving on a laissez-passer (except UN or EU), may also be taken to quarantine for secondary screening. Any suspicion of illegal attempts to circumvent the process will result in 14 days of quarantine. On arrival in Liberia, you must register for symptom monitoring and contact tracing by providing a mobile phone number for USSD messaging or mobile app.
    Before departure from Liberia, you’ll need a negative COVID-19 test result, and a travel certificate issued by the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL):. You must go to an NPHIL COVID-19 sample collection site at least 72 hours before your travel date, to give a sample for PCR testing. Call the COVID-19 Hotline on 4455 for collection site details. You must also apply for a travel certificate at least 72 hours before your travel date, and provide the following information: full name as in passport; contact number; email; your sample collection details; and your preferred method for collecting test result and certificate (hard copy or electronic).

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The nationwide State of Emergency has now expired. However a revised National Health Emergency has been declared by the Ministry of Health. Measures in place to minimise the spread of COVID-19 apply in all 15 counties. These measures will remain in place until announced otherwise. Violation of health measures is punishable by a fine of up to $US200 and/or imprisonment of up to 30 days. Measures could be changed at short notice. If you go out in public, you must wear a face mask which covers your nose and mouth. You must also wear a mask when using public transport. Limits on passenger numbers apply: taxis must not carry more than 3 passengers in the back and 1 in the front; “keh-kehs” (tricycle taxis) must not carry more than 2 passengers in the back and none in the front. You must maintain social distancing of a minimum of three feet from others in public places and businesses (except in public transport). Mandatory hand washing with soap and clean water, or alcohol-based sanitiser is required at all premises. Liberian authorities have advised community members to report those showing coronavirus symptoms (coughing, fever, and difficulty breathing) by calling 4455. You must ensure you have made arrangements for accommodation before travelling to Liberia. Some hotels are open but you should check and book in advance. Health measures including hand washing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 3 feet, apply in all hotels.
    Businesses such as banks, supermarkets, restaurants and salons are open. Health measures including handwashing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 3 feet apply. Some businesses have limits on the number of customers permitted to enter at one time. Only 10 customers are permitted inside bank service areas and only 20 customers inside supermarkets. Some offices and businesses may also require temperature checks before entry. Nightclubs and bars remain closed, however other establishments serving alcohol are permitted to open until 9pm. You are required to wear face masks in all commercial premises, public places and government buildings. Places of worship are permitted to hold services. Healthcare facilities and pharmacies remain open with health measures in place. Large gatherings including sporting events, weddings and funerals are permitted as long as preventative measures can be maintained.

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    08.08.2020
  • Liberia *****

    International restrictions:

    Roberts International Airport (RIA) has reopened for commercial flights. Airlines will not resume normal scheduled services immediately. Currently all land borders (with Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire) are closed to travellers. Ports remain open. All travellers arriving in Liberia will be screened for the coronavirus. On arrival at entry points, staff will check your temperature and you must wash your hands with soap and water. If you display symptoms of coronavirus, public health officials may take you to a quarantine facility. In Roberts International Airport, you must stand in marked spaces within the terminal to allow for social distancing. Passengers entering Liberia have two options for COVID-19 testing. Government of Liberia strongly encourages travellers to be tested before arrival in Liberia. You can have a COVID-19 PCR test at your point of departure within 72 hours before your arrival in Liberia. If you present a negative PCR test result on arrival in Liberia, you will be allowed entry with symptom monitoring via USSD or mobile app. If your Rapid Test result is positive, you will be taken to a government quarantine facility pending your PCR test result. Sample processing could take several days. If your subsequent PCR result is positive you must remain in government quarantine. It is likely you will have to remain in quarantine until you have two consecutive negative PCR results. Quarantine may last 14 days or longer.
    You are at risk of being put into quarantine or instructed to self-isolate for 14 days even after you have arrived in Liberia, if you develop symptoms (fever, cough or respiratory illness), or it is suspected you have been in contact with some who has tested positive for coronavirus. If you test positive for COVID-19, you may be transferred to a government treatment centre. All foreign citizens in quarantine or self-isolation will have their passports removed and held by the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) for 14 days. You will be given a copy of your passport to retain whilst in quarantine. If you are travelling on behalf of government, an international organisation/NGO or a company, you should check with your organisation whether they have pre-arranged a private POC, i.e. quarantine facility, authorised by NHPIL. Visitors arriving on a laissez-passer (except UN or EU), may also be taken to quarantine for secondary screening. Any suspicion of illegal attempts to circumvent the process will result in 14 days of quarantine. On arrival in Liberia, you must register for symptom monitoring and contact tracing by providing a mobile phone number for USSD messaging or mobile app.
    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The nationwide State of Emergency has now expired. However a revised National Health Emergency has been declared by the Ministry of Health. Measures in place to minimise the spread of COVID-19 apply in all 15 counties. These measures will remain in place until announced otherwise. Violation of health measures is punishable by a fine of up to $US200 and/or imprisonment of up to 30 days. Measures could be changed at short notice. If you go out in public, you must wear a face mask which covers your nose and mouth. You must also wear a mask when using public transport. Limits on passenger numbers apply: taxis must not carry more than 3 passengers in the back and 1 in the front; “keh-kehs” (tricycle taxis) must not carry more than 2 passengers in the back and none in the front. You must maintain social distancing of a minimum of three feet from others in public places and businesses (except in public transport). Mandatory hand washing with soap and clean water, or alcohol-based sanitiser is required at all premises. Liberian authorities have advised community members to report those showing coronavirus symptoms (coughing, fever, and difficulty breathing) by calling 4455. You must ensure you have made arrangements for accommodation before travelling to Liberia. Some hotels are open but you should check and book in advance. Health measures including hand washing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 3 feet, apply in all hotels.
    Businesses such as banks, supermarkets, restaurants and salons are open. Health measures including handwashing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 3 feet apply. Some businesses have limits on the number of customers permitted to enter at one time. Only 10 customers are permitted inside bank service areas and only 20 customers inside supermarkets. Some offices and businesses may also require temperature checks before entry. Nightclubs and bars remain closed, however other establishments serving alcohol are permitted to open until 9pm. You are required to wear face masks in all commercial premises, public places and government buildings. Places of worship are permitted to hold services. Healthcare facilities and pharmacies remain open with health measures in place. Large gatherings including sporting events, weddings and funerals are permitted as long as preventative measures can be maintained.

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    31.07.2020
  • Liberia Liberia’s Roberts International Airport is set to open today, but the country remains in a state of emergency until July 22. (Foreign Brief, 28.06.2020)
    President extends state of emergency by 30 days because of COVID-19 outbreak (Reuters, 22.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Currently all land borders (with Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire) are closed to travellers. Ports remain open. Roberts International Airport (RIA) has reopened for commercial flights, however flights to and from Liberia remain very limited. Brussels Airlines intend to operate ad hoc flights. Other airlines have not confirmed planned flights.
    All travellers arriving in Liberia will be screened for the coronavirus. On arrival at entry points, staff will check your temperature and you must wash your hands with soap and water. If you display symptoms of coronavirus, public health officials may take you to a quarantine facility. You must register for symptom monitoring and contact tracing by providing a mobile phone number for USSD messaging or mobile app. In Roberts International Airport, you must stand in marked spaces within the terminal to allow for social distancing. Passengers entering Liberia have two options for COVID-19 testing. Government of Liberia strongly encourages travellers to be tested before arrival in Liberia. You can have a COVID-19 PCR test at your point of departure within 72 hours before your arrival in Liberia. If you present a negative PCR test result on arrival in Liberia, you will be allowed entry with symptom monitoring via USSD or mobile app. If you do not do a pre-departure PCR test before your arrival in Liberia, you will be tested on arrival. You will have to do a Rapid Test, and a swab will be collected for PCR test processing. If your Rapid Test result is negative, you will be allowed entry with symptom monitoring via USSD or mobile app.
    If your Rapid Test result is positive, you will be taken to a government quarantine facility pending your PCR test result. Sample processing could take several days. If your subsequent PCR result is positive you must remain in government quarantine. It is likely you will have to remain in quarantine until you have two consecutive negative PCR results. Quarantine may last 14 days or longer. You should be prepared for travel restrictions, and changes to screening and precautionary observation requirements with no advance notice.
    There is a high risk of being put into 14 days of quarantine, either on arrival or during your trip to Liberia.
    You are at risk of being put into quarantine or instructed to self-isolate for 14 days even after you have arrived in Liberia, if you develop symptoms (fever, cough or respiratory illness), or it is suspected you have been in contact with some who has tested positive for coronavirus. If you test positive for COVID-19, you may be transferred to a government treatment centre. You are strongly advised to familiarise yourself with these risks before travelling. All foreign citizens in quarantine or self-isolation will have their passports removed and held by the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) for 14 days. You will be given a copy of your passport to retain whilst in quarantine. If you are travelling on behalf of government, an international organisation/NGO or a company, you should check with your organisation whether they have pre-arranged a private POC, i.e. quarantine facility, authorised by NHPIL. The British Embassy cannot provide POC facilities. If you show symptoms, you may be transferred to quarantine or a government treatment centre Visitors arriving on a laissez-passer (except UN or EU), may also be taken to quarantine for secondary screening. Any suspicion of illegal attempts to circumvent the process will result in 14 days of quarantine.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    A nationwide State of Emergency, which includes a range of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, has been extended effective from 22 June to 21 July, pending Legislature approval. Hygiene measures will continue. Security forces will enforce measures. You should adhere to all rules and seek information from local authorities. Details could change and further restrictions be imposed. Movement restrictions between counties (except Montserrado and Margibi counties, quarantined as a single unit) are likely to continue, pending Legislature approval, (except Montserrado and Margibi counties, quarantined as a single unit). A permit may be required for essential travel across county borders. You should monitor government pages for the latest information on movement restrictions (see Help and support). All residents in affected counties are required to stay indoors from 6pm-6am daily.
    If you go out in public, you must wear a mask. Businesses must close by 6pm each day. If you are an essential worker (e.g. government, utilities, food production, healthcare, etc.) you may be exempt from some restrictions. Preventative measures introduced on 22 March continue to apply, including mandatory hand washing with soap and clean water at all premises, limits on gatherings and numbers of persons allowed in public premises at any one time. Some offices and businesses may also require temperature checks. Liberian authorities have advised community members to report those showing coronavirus symptoms (coughing, fever, and difficulty breathing) by calling 4455. Some hotels are open. Some of the larger restaurants, especially in the main hotels, have re-opened. Shops are open. Bars and casinos remain closed. Places of worship are permitted to hold services. You are required to wear face masks in all commercial premises and government buildings.

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    15.07.2020
  • Liberia Liberia’s Roberts International Airport is set to open today, but the country remains in a state of emergency until July 22. (Foreign Brief, 28.06.2020)
    President extends state of emergency by 30 days because of COVID-19 outbreak (Reuters, 22.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Roberts International Airport (RIA) has reopened for commercial flights as of 28 June. However, airlines will not resume normal scheduled services immediately. Brussels Airlines intend to operate ad hoc flights in July. Other airlines have not confirmed planned flights. If you wish to travel, you should contact your airline or travel agent for confirmation of flight schedules. Currently all land borders (with Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire) are closed to travellers. Ports remain open.
    With the resumption of commercial flight operations at Roberts International Airport (RIA) on 28 June, the Ministry of Information, Culture, and Tourism announced the following health measures and protocols for arriving passengers: All passengers will be required to have their temperature taken for symptoms of COVID-19 and register via phone numbers/USSD Mobile App; All arriving passengers who have been tested at point of departure must present a valid negative result document on arrival at RIA. All arriving passengers who have not been tested at point of departure will be required to take a rapid test and a PCR swab at airport. In the event of a positive rapid test result, the passenger will be placed in the holding unit at the airport pending the final PCR test result. b. Passengers having negative test results will be allowed to go home pending final PCR test. There will be continued symptom monitoring via USSD and Mobile App.
    Departing passengers: All passengers are to arrive four hours before check-in time. All passengers must wear a face mask. Only ticketed passengers will be allowed entry into the airport. All passengers entering the airport gate will be subject to mandatory screening. All passengers will be required to wash their hands. Passengers will be required to stand in marked spaces within the terminal area.
    Travellers are at risk of being put into quarantine or instructed to self-isolate for 14 days even after arriving in Liberia, iI symptoms develop (fever, cough or respiratory illness), or it is suspected you have been in contact with some who has tested positive for coronavirus. If you test positive for COVID-19, you may be transferred to a government treatment centre. If you are travelling on behalf of government, an international organisation/NGO or a company, you should check with your organisation whether they have pre-arranged a private POC, i.e. quarantine facility, authorised by NHPIL.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

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    Internal restrictions:

    A nationwide State of Emergency, which includes a range of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, has been extended effective from 22 June to 21 July, pending Legislature approval. Hygiene measures will continue. Security forces will enforce measures. You should adhere to all rules and seek information from local authorities. Details could change and further restrictions be imposed. Movement restrictions between counties (except Montserrado and Margibi counties, quarantined as a single unit) are likely to continue, pending Legislature approval, (except Montserrado and Margibi counties, quarantined as a single unit). A permit may be required for essential travel across county borders. You should monitor government pages for the latest information on movement restrictions (see Help and support). All residents in affected counties are required to stay indoors from 6pm-6am daily.
    If you go out in public, you must wear a mask. Businesses must close by 6pm each day. If you are an essential worker (e.g. government, utilities, food production, healthcare, etc.) you may be exempt from some restrictions.
    Preventative measures introduced on 22 March continue to apply, including mandatory hand washing with soap and clean water at all premises, limits on gatherings and numbers of persons allowed in public premises at any one time. Some offices and businesses may also require temperature checks.
    Liberian authorities have advised community members to report those showing coronavirus symptoms (coughing, fever, and difficulty breathing) by calling 4455.

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    01.07.2020
  • Liberia Liberia’s Roberts International Airport is set to open today, but the country remains in a state of emergency until July 22. (Foreign Brief, 28.06.2020)
    President extends state of emergency by 30 days because of COVID-19 outbreak (Reuters, 22.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    All flights will be suspended until 27 June 2020. The measure does not apply to cargo flights. Land borders with Guinea, Sierra Leone and Cote d’Ivoire are closed.
    With the resumption of commercial flight operations at Roberts International Airport (RIA) on 28 June, the Ministry of Information, Culture, and Tourism announced the following health measures and protocols for arriving passengers: All passengers will be required to have their temperature taken for symptoms of COVID-19 and register via phone numbers/USSD Mobile App; All arriving passengers who have been tested at point of departure must present a valid negative result document on arrival at RIA. All arriving passengers who have not been tested at point of departure will be required to take a rapid test and a PCR swab at airport. In the event of a positive rapid test result, the passenger will be placed in the holding unit at the airport pending the final PCR test result. b. Passengers having negative test results will be allowed to go home pending final PCR test. There will be continued symptom monitoring via USSD and Mobile App.
    Departing passengers: All passengers are to arrive four hours before check-in time. All passengers must wear a face mask. Only ticketed passengers will be allowed entry into the airport. All passengers entering the airport gate will be subject to mandatory screening. All passengers will be required to wash their hands. Passengers will be required to stand in marked spaces within the terminal area.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

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    Internal restrictions:

    A nationwide State of Emergency, which includes a range of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, will expire by 21 June. Several measures, including travel restrictions and daily curfew, will be adjusted between 10 and 21 June. Hotels, guesthouses and gaming centres may reopen from 21 June. Hygiene measures will continue. Security forces will enforce measures. Movement to and from counties not yet affected by coronavirus is restricted. A permit is required for essential travel to/from these unaffected counties. All residents in affected counties are required to stay indoors from 9pm-6am daily. A mask should be worn if in public, Businesses must close by 9pm each day. Only essential workers (e.g. government, utilities, food production, healthcare, etc.) are exempt from some restrictions. Preventative measures introduced on 22 March continue to apply, including mandatory hand washing with soap and clean water at all premises, limits on gatherings and numbers of persons allowed in public premises at any one time. Some offices and businesses may also require temperature checks. Liberian authorities have advised community members to report those showing coronavirus symptoms (coughing, fever, and difficulty breathing) by calling 4455.

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    29.06.2020
  • Liberia President extends state of emergency by 30 days because of COVID-19 outbreak (Reuters, 22.06.2020)

    Flights to Liberia are suspended until 27 June 2020.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights.

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    International restrictions:

    All flights will be suspended until 27 June 2020. The measure does not apply to cargo flights.
    Land borders with Guinea, Sierra Leone and Cote d’Ivoire are closed.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

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    Internal restrictions:

    A nationwide State of Emergency, which includes a range of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, will expire by 21 June. Several measures, including travel restrictions and daily curfew, will be adjusted between 10 and 21 June. Hotels, guesthouses and gaming centres may reopen from 21 June. Hygiene measures will continue. Security forces will enforce measures. Movement to and from counties not yet affected by coronavirus is restricted. A permit is required for essential travel to/from these unaffected counties. All residents in affected counties are required to stay indoors from 9pm-6am daily. A mask should be worn if in public, Businesses must close by 9pm each day. Only essential workers (e.g. government, utilities, food production, healthcare, etc.) are exempt from some restrictions. Preventative measures introduced on 22 March continue to apply, including mandatory hand washing with soap and clean water at all premises, limits on gatherings and numbers of persons allowed in public premises at any one time. Some offices and businesses may also require temperature checks. Liberian authorities have advised community members to report those showing coronavirus symptoms (coughing, fever, and difficulty breathing) by calling 4455.

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    24.06.2020
  • Liberia President extends state of emergency by 30 days because of COVID-19 outbreak (Reuters, 22.06.2020)

    Flights to Liberia are suspended until 27 June 2020.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac, Red Cross and repatriation flights.

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    International restrictions:

    All flights will be suspended until 27 June 2020. The measure does not apply to cargo flights.
    Land borders with Guinea, Sierra Leone and Cote d’Ivoire are closed.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    A nationwide State of Emergency, which includes a range of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, will expire by 21 June. Several measures, including travel restrictions and daily curfew, will be adjusted between 10 and 21 June. Hotels, guesthouses and gaming centres may reopen from 21 June. Hygiene measures will continue. Security forces will enforce measures. Movement to and from counties not yet affected by coronavirus is restricted. A permit is required for essential travel to/from these unaffected counties. All residents in affected counties are required to stay indoors from 9pm-6am daily. A mask should be worn if in public, Businesses must close by 9pm each day. Only essential workers (e.g. government, utilities, food production, healthcare, etc.) are exempt from some restrictions. Preventative measures introduced on 22 March continue to apply, including mandatory hand washing with soap and clean water at all premises, limits on gatherings and numbers of persons allowed in public premises at any one time. Some offices and businesses may also require temperature checks. Liberian authorities have advised community members to report those showing coronavirus symptoms (coughing, fever, and difficulty breathing) by calling 4455.

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    22.06.2020
  • Liberia Flights to Liberia are suspended. On 05 June, the President announced the re-opening of Roberts International Airport on 21 June 2020.

    – This does not apply to aircraft in state of emergency, technical landing.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac, Red Cross, repatriation, charter and special flights.

    International restrictions:

    All flights will be suspended until further notice. The measure does not apply to cargo flights.
    Land borders with Guinea, Sierra Leone and Cote d’Ivoire are closed.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    Internal restrictions:

    A nationwide State of Emergency, which includes a range of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, will expire by 21 June. Several measures, including travel restrictions and daily curfew, will be adjusted between 10 and 21 June. Hotels, guesthouses and gaming centres may reopen from 21 June. Hygiene measures will continue. Security forces will enforce measures. Movement to and from counties not yet affected by coronavirus is restricted. A permit is required for essential travel to/from these unaffected counties. All residents in affected counties are required to stay indoors from 9pm-6am daily. A mask should be worn if in public, Businesses must close by 9pm each day. Only essential workers (e.g. government, utilities, food production, healthcare, etc.) are exempt from some restrictions. Preventative measures introduced on 22 March continue to apply, including mandatory hand washing with soap and clean water at all premises, limits on gatherings and numbers of persons allowed in public premises at any one time. Some offices and businesses may also require temperature checks. Liberian authorities have advised community members to report those showing coronavirus symptoms (coughing, fever, and difficulty breathing) by calling 4455.

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    11.06.2020
  • Liberia Flights to Liberia are suspended. On 05 June, the President announced the re-opening of Roberts International Airport on 21 June 2020.

    – This does not apply to aircraft in state of emergency, technical landing.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac, Red Cross, repatriation, charter and special flights.

    International restrictions:

    All flights will be suspended until further notice. The measure does not apply to cargo flights.
    Land borders with Guinea, Sierra Leone and Cote d’Ivoire are closed.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency is in effect until 23 June. Restrictions, while relaxed include: 1) All are now required to be indoors by 9pm, instead of the previous time of 6pm; 2) The restriction requiring people to stay indoors at a certain time of the day will be lifted in counties that have not reported any case of the disease so far. 3) Movement to and from counties not yet affected by COVID-19 will be restricted. With the exception of basic supplies, all other such movements between/amongst counties are prohibited. 4) Opening of the Roberts International Airport to commercial flights on the 21st of June; 5) Hotels, guest houses, gaming centers are to reopen beginning the 21st of June, with the observance of the required health measures.

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    10.06.2020
  • Liberia Flights to Liberia are suspended.
    – This does not apply to aircraft in state of emergency, technical landing.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac, Red Cross, repatriation, charter and special flights.

    International restrictions:

    All flights will be suspended until further notice. The measure does not apply to cargo flights.
    Land borders with Guinea, Sierra Leone and Cote d’Ivoire are closed.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency is in effect until 16 June.
    All 15 counties are quarantined Until further notice. Movement between counties is strictly prohibited except for Montserrado and Margibi which are quarantined as a single unit. Residents are allowed to leave their homes only for essential journeys and be limited to a single person per household for a maximum of one hour.
    A curfew is in place nationwide from 15.00 to 06.00.
    The wearing of face masks in public is mandatory.
    All schools, places of worship, cinemas, bars and beaches will be closed until further notice.
    Gatherings of more than ten people are banned.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Religious venues (mostly churches and mosques) have reopened from 15 May (mosques on 15 May and churches on 17 May), with 25% of the regular worship-hour occupancy for each service.

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    01.06.2020
  • Liberia Flights to Liberia are suspended. – This does not apply to aircraft in state of emergency, technical landing. – This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac, Red Cross, repatriation, charter and special flights. Land borders with Guinea and Cote d’Ivoire are closed.

    International restrictions:

    All flights will be suspended until further notice. The measure does not apply to cargo flights. Land borders with Guinea, Sierra Leone and Cote d’Ivoire are closed.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency is in effect until 16 June. All 15 counties are quarantined Until further notice. Movement between counties is strictly prohibited except for Montserrado and Margibi which are quarantined as a single unit. Residents are allowed to leave their homes only for essential journeys and be limited to a single person per household for a maximum of one hour. A curfew is in place nationwide from 15.00 to 06.00. The wearing of face masks in public is mandatory. All schools, places of worship, cinemas, bars and beaches will be closed until further notice. Gatherings of more than ten people are banned.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Religious venues (mostly churches and mosques) have reopened from 15 May (mosques on 15 May and churches on 17 May), with 25% of the regular worship-hour occupancy for each service.

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    27.05.2020
  • Liberia Flights to Liberia are suspended. – This does not apply to aircraft in state of emergency, technical landing. – This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac, Red Cross, repatriation, charter and special flights. Land borders with Guinea and Cote d’Ivoire are closed.

    International restrictions:

    All flights will be suspended until further notice. The measure does not apply to cargo flights. Land borders with Guinea, Sierra Leone and Cote d’Ivoire are closed.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency is in effect until 16 June. The Stay at home measures in the capital Monrovia have been extended on 10 May for two weeks. All 15 counties are quarantined until further notice. Movement between counties is strictly prohibited except for Montserrado and Margibi which are quarantined as a single unit. Residents are allowed to leave their homes only for essential journeys and be limited to a single person per household for a maximum of one hour. A curfew is in place nationwide from 15.00 to 06.00. The wearing of face masks in public is mandatory. All schools, places of worship, cinemas, bars and beaches will be closed until further notice. Gatherings of more than ten people are banned. Religious venues (mostly churches and mosques) have reopened from 15 May (mosques on 15 May and churches on 17 May), with 25% of the regular worship-hour occupancy for each service.

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    19.05.2020
  • Liberia Lockdown measures extended for two weeks from April 24 to until May 8 (Garda, 25.04.2020). Flights to Liberia are suspended. – This does not apply to aircraft in state of emergency, technical landing. – This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac, Red Cross, repatriation, charter and special flights. Land borders with Guinea and Cote d’Ivoire are closed.

    International restrictions:

    All flights will be suspended until further notice. The measure does not apply to cargo flights. Land borders with Guinea, Sierra Leone and Cote d’Ivoire are closed.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency is in effect until 16 June. The Stay at home measures in the capital Monrovia have been extended on 10 May for two weeks. All 15 counties are quarantined until further notice. Movement between counties is strictly prohibited except for Montserrado and Margibi which are quarantined as a single unit. Residents are allowed to leave their homes only for essential journeys and be limited to a single person per household for a maximum of one hour. A curfew is in place nationwide from 15.00 to 06.00. The wearing of face masks in public is mandatory. All schools, places of worship, cinemas, bars and beaches will be closed until further notice. Gatherings of more than ten people are banned. Religious venues (mostly churches and mosques) will reopen from 15 May (mosques on 15 May and churches on 17 May), with 25% of the regular worship-hour occupancy for each service.

    Source: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening https://www.garda.com/crisis24/news-alerts/336071/liberia-president-extends-lockdown-measures-for-two-weeks-from-april-24-update-6

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    12.05.2020
  • Liberia Lockdown measures extended for two weeks from April 24 to until May 8 (Garda, 25.04.2020).

    Flights to Liberia are suspended.
    – This does not apply to aircraft in state of emergency, technical landing.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac, Red Cross, repatriation, charter and special flights.
    Land borders with Guinea and Cote d’Ivoire are closed.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency is in effect until 16 June. Stay at home measures extended until 22 May. All 15 counties are quarantined until further notice. Movement between counties is strictly prohibited except for Montserrado and Margibi which are quarantined as a single unit. Residents are allowed to leave their homes only for essential journeys and be limited to a single person per household for a maximum of one hour. A curfew is in place nationwide from 15.00 to 06.00. The wearing of face masks in public is mandatory. All schools, places of worship, cinemas, bars and beaches will be closed until further notice.
    Gatherings of more than ten people are banned.

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    10.05.2020
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    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    Ministry of Health/
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