Emergency services comparable to those in the United States or Europe are non-existent, and the blood supply is unreliable and unsafe for transfusion.
Sums in excess of ,000 USD must be reported at the port of entry, and no more than ,500 USD in foreign currency banknotes can be moved out of the country at one time.Larger sums must be transferred via bank drafts or other financial instruments.Domestic violence also remains a serious problem despite being punishable by up to six months in prison.Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is not specifically against the law in Liberia and is often performed during initiation into the Sande secret societies. Hospitals and medical facilities in Liberia are poorly equipped and are incapable of providing many services.Furthermore, some crimes are also prosecutable in the U. For examples, see our website on crimes against minors abroad and the Department of Justice website. You should not take photographs of sites or activities that may be considered sensitive, as police may confiscate the camera.
Arrest Notification: If you are arrested or detained, ask police or prison officials to notify the U. Infrastructure: Lodging, fuel, transportation, utilities, and telephone services are not consistently available, especially outside of Monrovia.
If detained or arrested, you should ask to contact the U. Travel outside of Monrovia after dark is strongly discouraged, as roads are in poor condition and there are few public street lights.
Avoid crowds, political rallies, and street demonstrations, and maintain security awareness.
Swimming Hazard: Do not swim in the Atlantic if you are unfamiliar with swimming in water where very strong rip currents occur.
Rip tides can occur anywhere on the coast The Liberia Weather Service does not provide information on where and when these tides form, and there are no lifeguards posted on beaches.
Expect strict enforcement of border controls, and occasional border crossing closings, by Liberian, Ivorian, Sierra Leonean, and Guinean authorities.