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Liberia

Capital
Monrovia
Time Zone
GMT
Telephone Services
Country Code: 231
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. Lawlessness throughout the country is a potential threat. Food and dress laws should be respected.
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