According to local media, as of Wednesday, March 18, a fuel shortage, ongoing since Sunday, March 15, is affecting Liberia's Montserrado Country, where the capital Monrovia is located. The shortage has reportedly resulted in long lines at gas stations and will possibly result in increased fares on public transport services. The Petroleum Importers Association of Liberia has reportedly denied the existence of a fuel shortage.
Associated protests cannot be ruled out.
Individuals present in Liberia are advised to fill up vehicles whenever fuel is available, ensure sufficient fuel reserves before all long journeys, and expect longer waiting times at gas stations. Keep in mind that crime rates tend to rise after nightfall in areas without street lighting, and be cautious when driving or crossing streets if traffic signals are not functioning. Individuals throughout the country are advised to avoid all demonstrations and follow any instructions issued by local authorities.