Exercise normal precautions in Liberia. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.
Exercise increased caution in:
- Urban areas and public beaches due to crime.
Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.
If you decide to travel to Liberia:
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
- Review the Crime and Safety Report for Liberia.
- U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.
Urban Areas and Public Beaches
Violent crime, such as armed robbery, is common. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious crimes.
Originally Published: January 7, 2019