COVID-19 Precautionary Measures in Liberia (19 April Update)

Can a resident enter the country?

  • Yes

  • Citizens and residents are allowed to enter Liberia.

  • Citizens and residents currently in countries with more than 200 cases of coronavirus are strongly discouraged from visiting or returning to Liberia.

Can a foreigner enter the country?

  • Yes

  • Foreign nationals are allowed to enter Liberia.

Is a test required on arrival?

  • Yes

  • Passengers, including airline crew, are subject to medical screening on arrival.

  • All arriving travellers will be tested for COVID-19 by the National Public Health Reference Laboratory team after completion of the seven-day self-isolation period. Test results can be checked online here.

  • All arriving passengers who plan to stay in the country less than five days are exempt from the PCR testing on arrival. Children under 5 years of age are also exempt. The exempted travellers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test issued within the last 96-hours prior to arrival.

Is a test certificate allowed?

  • Yes

  • Test certificates obtained in other countries are accepted.

Test certificate required?

  • Yes

  • The Government of Liberia strongly encourages travellers to be tested 96 hours before arrival in Liberia. Those with a negative PCR test result will be allowed to enter. Passengers with symptoms will be monitored via USSD or the mobile app.

Is quarantine required on arrival?

  • Yes

  • Government of Liberia strongly recommends that all travellers self-isolate for 7 days and self-monitor symptoms via the Lib Travel app for 14 days, beginning the day after arrival in Liberia.

  • Based on the above restrictions, the traveller will be required to spend between zero and 7 days in quarantine.

Entry form required?

  • Yes

  • All travellers must complete a Health Screening Arrival Form before arrival, for monitoring and contact tracing.

  • All travellers must present their symptom check screening form through mobile app to the public health staff.

Recommended Border App

  • Yes

  • All arriving passengers must download the Liberia Travel App. Travellers must complete the Health Screening Arrival Form before arrival, for monitoring and contact tracing. The App is available for both Android and iPhone.

  • All arriving passengers must pay the cost of COVID-19 testing and show the proof of payment for COVID-19 testing and completion of the symptom tracker form on the travel app.

Airline restrictions

  • Moderate

  • Roberts International Airport is open.

  • Commercial passenger flights have resumed operations. Availability of flights is limited.

Border restrictions

  • Moderate

  • All land borders are closed (with Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire).

  • Ports are open.

  • All departing travellers must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, from Liberia’s National Public Health Reference Laboratory within 72 hours of departure. Travellers will also need to pay the fees of the PCR test. PCR test results can be checked online here two or three days after sample collection.

Curfew restrictions

  • Significant

  • The state of emergency has been lifted. However, a revised National Health Emergency has been declared by the Ministry of Health until further notice.

  • All 15 counties in Liberia will remain under partial lockdown until further notice.

Social distancing restrictions

  • Moderate

  • People must maintain at least 3 feet distance from one another.

Internal travel restrictions

  • Moderate

  • There is no restriction on travel within Liberia.

  • “Keh-kehs” or tricycle taxis are not allowed to carry more than two passengers at a time.

  • Taxis may carry up to three passengers at a time.

Accommodations open?

  • Yes

  • Some hotels and accommodations are open. Travellers should ensure they have reservations before travelling.

Restaurants open?

  • Yes

  • Restaurants are open.

Bars and cafes open?

  • No

  • Bars and nightclubs are currently closed, however, other establishments serving alcohol have been permitted to remain open until 21:00.

*Personal care services open? *

  • Yes

  • Salons are allowed to open.

Places of worship open?

  • Yes

  • Churches and mosques are allowed to hold services.

Events allowed?

  • Yes

  • All types of gatherings are allowed if public health measures can be maintained.

Masks required in public?

  • Yes

  • Wearing a face mask is mandatory for all people while in public places.


  • Nightclubs remain closed

  • Violation of health measures is punishable by a fine and/or imprisonment.

  • In supermarkets and banks restrictions on capacity.

Advice For Travellers

The COVID-19 epidemic is constantly changing worldwide. Travel and border restrictions may change with little or no notice. Airlines may have their own requirements for testing, masking, and distancing. It is recommended that travellers carry a supply of face masks since the requirement can vary by location. It is recommended that travellers practice social distancing and maintain a 6-foot distance other individuals and avoid crowded areas. Check with your airline, booking agent, or country's embassy for information on your specific travel plans.