According to usaers, Liberia is a country in Africa founded by ex-slaves from the United States. Liberia borders Ivory Coast, Guinea and Sierra Leone. The capital of Liberia is Monrovia. A number of major cities in Liberia are: Harbel, Robertsport, Gbarnga, Zwedra and Greenville.
Liberia is known for the many wars it has experienced. Much infrastructure and buildings have been destroyed. There are still many rebels active in the country and therefore there is no tourism in the country. Liberia has an extensive flora and fauna. You will find sandy beaches with excellent surfing, mountain areas, swamps and rainforests (44% of the country). Elephants, pygmy hippos, chimpanzees and antelopes live in these areas. The country is also known for its large rubber plantations. The population mostly lives from fishing. Fishing is mainly done on the 15 major rivers in the country. These rivers are mostly shallow and have rapids in some places. Liberia is also known for blood diamonds. Rebels have occupied diamond mines and pay for their weapons, among other things, with the diamonds.
Where is Liberia located?
Travel information of Liberia
Official name: Republic of Liberia
Area: 111,369 km²
Country code: LR, LBR
Population: 5,073,296 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 1,440 m (Wuteve)
Distance (Amsterdam – Monrovia): 5,304 km
Flight time: about 7 hours
Current status: All non-essential travel to certain areas in Liberia is discouraged.
Current color code: Yellow and orange.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), (temporary) measures may apply in Liberia that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Liberia, please visit Countryaah.
At the moment there are no travel organizations that offer travel to Liberia. It is possible to book airline tickets.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Liberia?
Weather and climate
Liberia has a tropical climate. Temperatures are around 20 to 35 degrees all year round.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Liberia can be found on our extensive weather page.
Extensive information about the climate of Liberia can be found at Climate info.
January, February, March and December are the best months to travel to Liberia. This avoids the prolonged rainy season with extremely high rainfall.
English is the official language in Liberia. In addition, various local languages are spoken (including Maninka).
Would you like to translate from or into English for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months when applying for a visa.
A visa is required. You can apply for this in person at the embassy of Liberia in Brussels.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Senegal (also for Liberia): netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Embassy of Liberia in Belgium (also for the Netherlands): rijksoverheid.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
Before visiting Liberia, it is mandatory to get vaccinated against yellow fever.
In addition, there are one or more vaccinations that are recommended.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).
Malaria occurs in Liberia. Malaria is an infectious disease transmitted by malaria mosquitoes. This infectious disease can lead to death if not treated in time and/or incorrectly.
For prevention and control of malaria, please visit our malaria page.
Money and Currency
In Liberia, payment is made with the Liberian dollar (LRD).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Liberia can be found on our ATMs page.
Prices in Liberia are slightly higher than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is +5% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (18% cheaper), food (50% more expensive), imported beer in catering (57% cheaper), taxi (7% cheaper) and petrol (42% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
In Lebanon it is customary to give a tip of approximately 10%.
During our summer time it is 2 hours earlier in Liberia.
During our winter time it is 1 hour earlier in Liberia.
Liberia has no difference in winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone for Liberia can be found on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
In Liberia you must drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Liberia. However, you must show the Dutch driving license to the authorities before driving in Liberia.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Liberia.
In Liberia you need an adapter plug and/or converter.
More information about common plugs and sockets in Liberia can be found on our electricity page.
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 911 (only with GSM)
– Fire Brigade: 911 (only with GSM)
– Ambulance: 911 (only with GSM)
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Liberia can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Liberia can be found on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from Liberia end in.lr.
Liberia’s official website: emansion.gov.lr.
The country code (international access code) to call someone in Liberia is 00231 or +231.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Liberia? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Company information can be found in the Liberia Yellow Pages.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from Liberia.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Liberia.
An overview of all holidays in Liberia can be found on Beleven.org.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotel), restaurants and destinations in Liberia, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Liberia?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Liberia. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Liberia can be found on Protected Planet.
Liberia is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Liberia? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.
Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business in or do business with Liberia, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Liberia, including: opportunities, import and export regulations, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, business partners and subsidies.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Liberia.
– Tobacco: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5.
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 18.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Not allowed.
Did you know that…
…Liberia was founded by returned ex-slaves from the United States?
…Liberia was referred to as Pepper Coast during colonial times?
…The soil in Liberia is rich in gold and diamonds?
…Liberia is the largest exporter of iron ore in Africa?