Travel Advice for Liberia
Liberia
Capital: Monrovia

Time Zone GMT
Telephone
Services
Country Code: 231
IDD: International Direct Dialling available to some cities
Outgoing Code: 00
Emergency
Telephone
Numbers
Not present
Tourist
Information
Bureau of Tourism, Sinkor, Monrovia, Liberia Tel: 222 229.
Passport
Information
Valid passport required by all. Return Ticket Required. Requirements may be subject to change at short notice. Consult embassy before departure.
Visa
Information
Required by all except: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Korea and Togo. Those continuing their journey to a third country on the next available flight.
Health
Information
Polio, Typhoid: Vaccination recommended.
Malaria : Falciparum variety present. High resistance to chloroquine has been reported.
Yellow Fever: A vaccination certificate must be presented with all visa applications.
Other Health Risks: Bilharzia, Rabies, Cholera and Meningitis.
Food
& Drink
Water is untreated and not safe to drink. Avoid dairy products as they are not pasteurised. Fruit and vegetables should be peeled before consumption.
Currency Liberian Dollar (L$) = 100 Cents.
Limited acceptance of MasterCard and Visa. Travellers cheques are not accepted.
ATM availability: Unavailable.
Cost of
Living
Unpredictable due to an unstructured economy and civil unrest.
Languages English and various African languages.
Weather The climate is hot and tropical. Oct - May = wet season. Winds prevail from Dec - March.
Electricity 110 Volts AC, 60 Hz.
Post Airmail takes 5 - 12 days to Europe.
Transport RAIL: Limited services.
ROADS: Many of the smaller roads are untarred. Difficulty in bridging river estuaries along the coast can cause delays.
Special
Information
EXTREME RISK: Visitors are advised by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office not to travel to Liberia unless essential. Aid workers have been kidnapped. Lawlessness is a potential threat and further outbreaks of violence in the country cannot be ruled out; visitors could quickly find themselves caught up in the consequences. All travel to the north west is dangerous. Those who must travel to Monrovia should exercise caution at all times; especially at night. Food and dress laws should be respected.