Liberia Travel Warning
Issued by US Department of State
Feb 27, 2002
This Travel Warning supersedes the Travel Warning for Liberia dated May 31,
2001. It alerts Americans to fighting in Bomi County and the Government of
Liberia's declaration of a state of emergency. These events represent a
further deterioration in the security situation in Liberia.
The Department of State reaffirms its warning to U.S. citizens against
travel to Liberia due to the unstable security situation throughout the
country. In response to the recent spread of unrest to
Bomi County, about 30 miles north of Monrovia, the Government of Liberia
declared a state of emergency on February 8. Fighting continues in the
northwestern counties of Lofa and Gbarpolu where dissidents are active along
the border with Sierra Leone and Guinea. Furthermore, the presence of many
ill-trained and armed government security personnel in the country continues
to constitute a potential danger.
U.S. citizens in Liberia should be aware of their surroundings at all times
and use caution in traveling. Travel anywhere after dark is discouraged.
Because of the security situation, the ability of the U.S. Embassy to
provide direct assistance to
U.S. citizens outside of the Monrovia area is severely limited. From time
to time, the U.S. Embassy restricts the travel of U.S. Government employees
both by time and location; U.S. citizens in Liberia should check with the
Embassy for current information regarding these restrictions. The
Department prohibits dependents from accompanying U.S. Government employees
Americans in Liberia are strongly urged to register and to obtain updated
information on travel and security in Liberia at the Consular Section of the
U.S. Embassy at 111 United Nations Drive,
Mamba Point, Monrovia, Liberia, telephone (231) 226-370, fax (231) 226-154.
For further general information on Liberia, travelers may consult the
Department of State's latest Consular Information Sheet for Liberia at