Travel Facts

US State Dept Travel Advisory

The US State Department currently recommends US citizens exercise increased caution in Liberia due to crime and civil unrest.

Passport/Visa Requirements

For the latest passport and visa requirements for this country, please consult the U.S. State Department’s “Learn About Your Destination” search tool, available through the link below.

US Embassy/Consulate

+(231) 77-677-7000; US Embassy Monrovia, 502 Benson Street, Monrovia, Liberia;;

LGBTQIA+ Travelers

Telephone Code


Local Emergency Phone



The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Liberia: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia, influenza, and COVID-19.


Tropical; hot, humid; dry winters with hot days and cool to cold nights; wet, cloudy summers with frequent heavy showers

Currency (Code)

Liberian dollars (LRD)

Electricity/Voltage/Plug Type(s)

120 V, 220 V / 60 Hz / plug types(s): A, B, C, F

Plug Type APlug Type BPlug Type CPlug Type F

Major Languages

English, some 20 ethnic group languages few of which can be written or used in correspondence

Major Religions

Christian, Muslim, Traditional, other, and none

Time Difference

UTC 0 (5 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)

Potable Water

Opt for bottled water

International Driving Permit


Road Driving Side


Tourist Destinations

Mount Nimba; Monkey Island; Waterside Market, Monrovia; Sapo National Park

Major Sports

Soccer, basketball, track and field

Cultural Practices

Communication in Liberia typically involves more physical contact than in America. It is not uncommon for a speaker to rest their hand on your shoulder.

Tipping Guidelines

Some restaurants add a service charge to the bill, if not, a 10% tip is customary. Hotel service staff appreciate small amounts for good service.


Ritual masks; ebony, soapstone and mahogany carvings; handmade fabrics and tailored clothing; leather goods; stamped metal necklaces and earrings

Traditional Cuisine

Dumboy — boiled cassava pounded into a viscous dough and shaped into balls; typically eaten with pepper soup

Please visit the following links to find further information about your desired destination.

World Health Organization (WHO) - To learn what vaccines and health precautions to take while visiting your destination.

US State Dept Travel Information - Overall information about foreign travel for US citizens.

To obtain an international driving permit (IDP). Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs:
American Automobile Association (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA)

How to get help in an emergency? 
Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, or call one of these numbers:
from the US or Canada - 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas - +1 202-501-4444

Page last updated: Tuesday, June 04, 2024