Messages for U.S. Citizens
Emergency Message: October 11th Elections
September 26, 2011
This message is a reminder to U.S. citizens of the upcoming elections scheduled for October 11, 2011, in Liberia. U.S. citizens should be aware of the likelihood of increased traffic problems, large crowds around election events and voting locations, and ongoing political rallies and demonstrations surrounding the elections.
Please remember that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence between demonstrators and/or local law enforcement. Avoid areas of demonstrations and exercise caution if you find yourself in the vicinity of any demonstrations.
You can stay in touch and get Embassy updates by checking the U.S. Embassy Monrovia website. Please check for regular updates on the U.S. Embassy Monrovia website and also get global updates at the U.S. Department of State's, Bureau of Consular Affairs website where you can find the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information. If you don't have internet access, we have a call center for updates, which can be reached toll-free at 1-888-407-4747 in the U.S. and Canada, or outside the U.S. and Canada on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except federal holidays).
If you are going to live in or travel to Liberia, please take the time to tell us about your trip by enrolling in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). If you enroll, we can keep you up to date with important safety and security announcements. It will also help your friends and family get in touch with you in an emergency. Even if you have already enrolled, you should remember to keep all of your information in STEP up to date. It is important during enrollment or updating of information to include your current phone number and current email address where you can be reached in case of an emergency.
The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia is located on United Nations Drive in Mamba Point; mailing address 111 UN Drive, Mamba Point, Monrovia, Liberia. The Embassy telephone number is (+231) 777-054-825. The Embassy fax number is (+231) 777-010-370.
For after-hours emergencies, U.S. citizens should call (+231) 777-054-825 and ask to speak with the duty officer.