Travel to Liberia

Liberia: travel info

How do you get to Liberia?


There are no direct flights from Europe to Liberia. Travelers must therefore book flights to Monrovia via Accra (Ghana), Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) or Freetown (Sierra Leone).


seaports are located in Monrovia, Buchanan, Greenville, Harper and Robertsport. Passengers from Europe can travel to Liberia in the passenger cabins of the cargo ships.


highways lead from Guinea, Sierra Leone and Côte d’Ivoire to Liberia, but they are mostly impassable in the rainy season.

Travel in the country


Liberia has more than 60 runways for small aircraft.


The country’s railroad network covers around 490 km. However, there is currently no rail traffic in Liberia.


The bus connections between the cities are very irregular.

Ferry connections Ferry

traffic exists between Monrovia and Buchanan. Coastal ships also carry passengers in some cases. There are no navigable waterways within the country, but small boats serve as means of transport on the country’s rivers.

Roads and rental cars

The country has about 660 km of paved roads, but these are in relatively poor condition. An international driver’s license is recommended for rental cars. Otherwise, a temporary driver’s license can be obtained on presentation of the national driving license.

Traffic rules

Right-hand traffic prevails in Liberia. Regardless of the information given here, it is advisable to obtain detailed information from the ADAC or the AvD.

Top speeds

  • Urban: In built-up areas there is a speed limit of 50 km/h.
  • Country roads: There is a speed limit of 80 km/h on country roads.


alcohol limit In Liberia there is a blood alcohol limit of 0 per mille for drivers of motor vehicles.

International license plate

Liberia’s international license plate is:


Entry and exit regulations

Tourists from EU countries need a passport and a visa that are valid for the duration of their stay to enter Liberia. A valid yellow fever vaccination must be proven upon entry.

Embassy of Liberia

Kurfürstenstr. 84

10787 Berlin

Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 26 39 11 94

Honorary Consulate General with visa issuing


Tel: 0049 – (0) 069 – 707 24 09).

Issuing of visas in Austria and Switzerland

See under Representations of Liberia in Austria and Representations of Liberia in Switzerland.

Local currency, foreign exchange regulations

Local currency

The national currency of Liberia is the Liberian dollar

1 Liberian dollar = 100 cents

Importing and exporting the local

currency There is no limit to the import and export of local currency. The export must be declared for an amount equivalent to US $ 7,500 or more.

Import and export of foreign

currencies There is no limit to the import and export of foreign currencies. However, a declaration is required for imports worth more than US $ 10,000 and exports worth more than US $ 7,500.

Goods and Customs Regulations

Cheap goods, souvenirs

Popular souvenirs from Liberia are soapstone carvings (eg fertility symbols of the Kissi), statuettes, straw dolls of the Loma, ritual masks, metal jewelry and various handicraft products.

Customs regulations

The following articles can be imported into Liberia duty-free:

200 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 250 g tobacco,

1 liter of spirits and 1 liter of wine, 100 g of perfume,

1 liter of eau de toilette and articles up to a value of US $ 125.

Liberia: Travel Medicine, Vaccinations, and Warnings

Infectious Diseases

In Liberia, the following infectious diseases are to be expected in Germany and Central and Northern Europe:

  • Malaria: There is a year-round risk of contracting malaria in Liberia. Over 90% of the infections occur with the very dangerous malaria tropica, the rest with malaria tertiana.
  • Amoebic dysentery
  • Bacterial agitation
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Cholera – but there is only a risk of infection for travelers who come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.
  • Intestinal infections caused by contaminated food or water, including amoebas, lamblia, salmonella, shigella, worm infestation and all kinds of viruses and bacteria
  • Filariasis
  • Yellow fever
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Polio, polio
  • Lassa fever
  • Meningococcal meningitis
  • Sleeping sickness
  • tetanus
  • Rabies – but only travelers who come into contact with contaminated water or contaminated food are at risk of infection.
  • Tick bite fever

Vaccination recommendations

  • Cholera – but only for travelers who can come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food
  • Diphtheria – a vaccination against diphtheria should always exist, also in the home country.
  • Yellow fever
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Polio, polio – vaccination against polio should always exist, also in the home country.
  • Meningococcal meningitis
  • Tetanus – a vaccination against tetanus should always exist, also in the home country.
  • Rabies – but only for high-risk travelers who can come into contact with the vector animals.
  • Typhoid – but only for travelers who can come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.

Compulsory vaccination

For all persons older than one year and arriving from a yellow fever infection area designated by the WHO, there is a compulsory vaccination against a yellow fever disease. Since Liberia itself is one of the yellow fever infection areas, vaccination is strongly recommended.

Yellow fever vaccination of children

In most countries where a yellow fever vaccination is mandatory, this also applies to children over a year old, in some countries even from six months. It should be noted that vaccination against yellow fever had a number of side effects, such as encephalitis. Around two-thirds of those affected were children under six months. Therefore, under no circumstances should children under this age be vaccinated. But children under one year of age should also not be vaccinated if possible. If in doubt, yellow fever infection areas must then be avoided. Any vaccination against yellow fever may only be carried out in specially authorized yellow fever vaccination centers!

Malaria prophylaxis

When traveling to the country, it is strongly advised to undergo malaria prophylaxis. However, if the side effects seem questionable to you, you should at least have a “stand-by preparation” with you.

Liberia: Diplomatic missions

Representations of Liberia in Germany

The building of the Embassy of Liberia is located in a high-rise office building on the lively Kurfürstenstrasse – corner of Markgrafenstrasse. In addition to the embassy of Liberia (8th floor), the embassies of Mauritius, Colombia and Lesotho are located in the building. Because of the limited number of parking spaces available, it is advisable to use public transport. The bus stop for bus line 100, for example, is in the immediate vicinity of the embassy.

Embassy in Berlin

Kurfürstenstrasse 84

10787 Berlin

Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 2639 1194


Honorary Consulate in Bremen

Parkallee 111

28209 Bremen

Tel: 0049 – (0) 421 – 2233 794


German representations in Liberia

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Tubman Boulevard

Monrovia, Liberia

Tel: 00231 – (0) 6 – 438 365



The embassy does not perform any legal or consular duties, it only helps in emergencies. The embassy in Accra/Ghana is responsible for visa matters.

Austrian representations in Liberia


The Federal Republic of Austria has no representation in Liberia. The embassy in Senegal is responsible.

Embassy in Dakar

18, rue Emile Zola


Tel: 00221 – (0) 33 – 849 4000


The Austrian Embassy in Senegal is still responsible for:

  • Burkina Faso
  • Ivory Coast
  • Gambia
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Cape Verde
  • Mali
  • Niger
  • Sierra Leone

Representations of Liberia in Austria


The embassy of the Republic of Liberia in Berlin is responsible.

Swiss representations in Liberia


Switzerland does not have an embassy in Liberia. The embassy in Ivory Coast is responsible

Embassy, Ambassade de Suisse in Ivory Coast

Immeuble Botreau Roussel

28, avenue Delafosse

Tel: 00225 – 2021 1721


The Swiss embassy in Ivory Coast is still responsible For:

  • Burkina Faso
  • Guinea
  • Sierra Leone

Representations of Liberia in Switzerland


The Embassy of Liberia in Paris is responsible for Switzerland:

Embassy of Liberia in Paris

12, Place du Général Catroux

75017 Paris

Tel: 0033 – (0) 1 – 4763 5855


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