The Foreign and Commonwealth Office no longer advise against all but essential travel to Liberia. You should check this travel advice carefully before planning travel to Liberia. You should continue to practice enhanced precautions against infection by Ebola.
The World Health Organisation declared the end of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia on 9 May 2015. However on 30 June the Liberian government confirmed that a patient had died of Ebola in Nedowein, Margibi County on 24 June. A further 4 cases of Ebola were confirmed to have originated from that outbreak, which was quickly contained by the Liberian authorities. Liberia was again declared free of Ebola transmission on 3 September 2015.
On 19/20 November, however, 3 new cases of Ebola were confirmed, all from the same source on the outskirts of Monrovia. This latest outbreak was quickly contained by the Liberian authorities.
Although the chances of being infected remain low, there are measures you can take to prevent catching Ebola. Follow the health advice on the NHS Choices website.
Getting medical care in Liberia may be difficult because the health infrastructure has been severely strained by the Ebola outbreak. Although separate treatment facilities were set up to respond to the Ebola outbreak, general medical facilities throughout Liberia are unable to provide the same standard of healthcare as in the UK. and 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.
On 22 February 2015, the Liberian government announced that it was reopening its borders and lifting a curfew that was imposed in August 2014. Enhanced screening measures for both inbound and outbound travellers remain in place. There may be delays at Liberia’s land border crossings due to enhanced screening measures.
If you’re travelling to the UK within 21 days of a visit to Liberia or any other Ebola-affected country, you should make yourself known to UK Passport Control to be screened. For further details about the screening process, see the Public Health England website.
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.
The small British Embassy in Monrovia can only offer limited consular assistance.
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