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US Embassy issues security alert

The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia has issued a security alert for its citizens planning to travel via the Roberts International Airport (RIA) to beware of safety and security issues.

Embassy authorities say in their alert that they are aware of several recent audits of Roberts International Airport (RIA), all of which have revealed significant shortcomings in airport safety, security, and operational standards.

“We are aware that RIA, the Liberia Airport Authority, and the Liberia Civil Aviation Authority have begun steps to address these shortcomings in recent months.  However, U.S. citizens contemplating air travel into or out of RIA, which is Liberia’s only international airport, should be aware that few if any of these shortcomings have been adequately resolved to date, and that several airport safety, security, and emergency response capabilities remain below international standards. The Embassy is not aware that airlines have reduced operating schedules to RIA in response to these audit findings. We will update this message should we become aware of any such plans,” the statement read.

It has asked all its citizens to review their travel plans to Liberia and monitor the local media, airline and travel agencies’ websites.

The Embassy further informed its citizens planning to travel here to prepare for delays in travel and have funds to cover these delays.

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One Comment

  1. President George Manneh Weah should think about having Liberia join ASECNA. He should talk to the Ivorian President, Alassane Ouattara, and it will be done !
    Indeed, Liberia’s membership of ASECNA will mean that Roberts International Airport (RIA) will no longer have problems with the maintenance of its air navigation aids. Liberia’s only international airport will thus put an end to its aviation security problems for good.
    The Monrovia International Airport (RIA) will be able to be equipped with the latest generation of equipment; in particular, the satellite navigation aid (SBAS programme).
    ASECNA, whose headquarters are in Dakar, Senegal, comprises 17 African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo.
    There is strength in numbers !
    To all of you, goodbye !
    Thank you.

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