Foreign travel advice

Liberia

Summary

Presidential and general elections will take place in Liberia on 10 October 2017. Political rallies and large gatherings are expected to become more frequent in the final week of the election campaign, particularly from 6 to 8 October 2017. Road blockages and considerable disruption to traffic in Monrovia are likely during this period - you’re advised to avoid driving in central Monrovia when rallies are taking place. Travel along the airport road may also be disrupted in the area of SKD Stadium on Saturday 7 October 2017 due to a political rally. If you’re due to travel to or from the airport on this day, you should take note of this and allow additional time for your journey.

Terrorist attacks in Liberia can’t be ruled out. Attacks could be indiscriminate. You should be vigilant, especially in places visited by foreigners. See Terrorism

General medical facilities throughout Liberia are unable to provide the same standard of healthcare as in the UK. Facilities in rural areas are rudimentary. Many medical facilities expect to be paid up-front for treatment. If you travel to Liberia, stay in contact with your employer or host organisation about the support that they can provide to you while you’re in the country.

If you’re concerned that you might have been exposed to, or showing symptoms of Ebola, you should seek immediate medical advice. If you’re in the UK call NHS on 111.

Avoid travelling at night outside Monrovia, except to or from Roberts International Airport. Make sure you have pre-arranged transport from the airport. See Crime and Road Travel

The small British Embassy in Monrovia can only offer limited consular assistance.

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.