Due to heightened risk of violence, crimes & COVID19, US citizens asked to reconsider traveling to Liberia

A dispatch from the US Embassy says US citizens should reconsider travel to Liberia due to COVID-19 and exercise increased caution due to upcoming elections and crime.

‘Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel,’ the statement said.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Liberia due to COVID-19.

Though the country has resumed airport and business operations as have schools for grades six through twelve the release mentioned other improved conditions have been reported within Liberia.

‘Elections are scheduled for December 8, 2020. During the election season frequent demonstrations and rallies, both planned and spontaneous, are likely, and there is a heightened risk of violence’ the statement continued.

They alerted ‘Violent crime, such as armed robbery, is common, particularly in urban areas and on public beaches. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious crimes.’

In a rather stern warning The U.S. government said she’s unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens outside greater Monrovia at night as U.S. government employees are prohibited from traveling outside the capital or between counties after dark (with the exception of travel to and from Roberts International Airport).

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