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Jun 29, 2007
Liberia Travel Warnings

This advice has been reviewed and reissued with an amendment to the Political Situation section. The overall level of the advice has not changed.
We advise against all but essential travel to Liberia. You should not travel to Liberia unless you have made adequate security arrangements for accommodation and travel with a reliable organisation in advance of your arrival.

The main security risks are violent crime and public order incidents. The former is a particular risk in Monrovia after dark, and we recommend that you do not walk in Monrovia at night. Peaceful demonstrations anywhere in the country can quickly become violent. You should avoid large crowds. See the Crime and Political Situation sections of this advice for more details.

The Liberian National Police currently lacks the ability to provide effective security in any part of the country. UN peacekeepers are deployed to the main population centres and patrol major roads and will respond to any public order incidents. However, we recommend that you do not overnight outside Monrovia, and that you should check the security situation before travelling to any part of the country.

There is no British Embassy in Liberia. The British Government has limited ability to assist British nationals in Liberia. The British Ambassador to Liberia resides in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Most British visitors to Liberia are working for the UN or international NGOs. The main type of incident for which British nationals required consular assistance in Liberia in 2006 was for replacing is lost or stolen passports.

There is a low threat from terrorism. But you should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate terrorist attacks which could be in public areas, including those frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers.

Medical facilities in Liberia are poor. We strongly recommend that you obtain comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling. You should check any exclusions, and that your policy covers you for all the activities you want to undertake. See the General (Insurance) section of this advice and Travel Insurance for more details.
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