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With National Museums, lively ports and beach towns and National Parks, Liberia offers a variety-filled experience for travelers.
Featuring a long string of beach towns and ports along its southeastern coastline, there’s no shortage of tropical paradises.
Surfers and avid beach goers may find themselves at homes at the country’s capital, Monrovia, home to booming Waterside Market, where travelers may find handmade goods
For those interested in the history and culture of Liberia, the National Museum, features ongoing photo and art exhibitions, as wells as symbolic objects that represent Liberia’s various tribal cultures.
Travelers looking for a change in scenery, culture or cuisine need look no further than Liberia.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Laos. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Laos:
There is a risk of contracting malaria in Liberia. A travel health specialist will be able to help you determine an antimalarial regime that is right for you.
The medical care in most Liberian cities is comparable to America. Hospitals are located in Monrovia. But, for those staying in rural areas, there may be a need to travel at least a day to get to the nearest physician.
Travelers should avoid contact with animals like dogs, monkeys, snakes, rodents, birds and bats as contact with these animals could lead to infections like avian influenza and rabies. Ebola has also been linked to contact with bats.
For vaccination information, see our vaccinations page. Book your appointment today by calling or book online now.
There is a risk of contracting cholera in Liberia as food and water can become contaminated. Vaccination is recommended for travelers, especially those going to rural areas.
Passport Health clinics throughout the United States carry the cholera vaccine, Vaxchora. Schedule your appointment today and make sure you’re protected.
U.S. citizens must have a valid passport and Liberian visa to enter the country. You cannot enter the country without a visa. Proof of yellow fever immunization is required to get a Liberian visa.
For more information, see our Liberia visa page. Or contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Liberia has a tropical climate, there’s hardly ever a shortage of rain and the heat and humidity are not lacking. Along the coast, temperatures range anywhere from 70 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit while the inland tends to fare a tad warmer.
The monsoon season lasts from May to October. During the winter months, November through March, dust-laden winds blow inland. This sometimes causes respiratory problems for residents.
As in most major cities, criminal activity increases after dark. The majority of the crimes that do take place in Liberia tend to be opportunity based. Most happen in tourist frequented destinations like Mamba Point and Sinkor in Monrovia.
Be vigilant and smart in hotel rooms, and do not leave valuables exposed. Do not open the door to strangers, and confirm with reception if someone knocking at the door claims is, in fact, hotel staff.
Do not hail taxis from the street, and have a hotel or reliable contact arrange a driver in advance. Sit in the back seat of taxis and make sure doors are locked, and keep bags at your feet.
Sapo National Park is a biodiversity hotspot. It is regarded as having the highest diversity of mammal species in any region of the world.
Located in the southwestern of Liberia, Sapo has a wide range of species of fauna, flora and the largest population of Pygmy Hippopotamus. Hikers and trekkers may be lucky enough to spot one of these pygmy hippos. But, keep a safe distance.
Allot at least a full day’s travel to get from Monrovia to Sapo. Travel in a 4-wheel-drive vehicle that can handle tumultuous terrain.
Here are some essential items to consider for your trip to Liberia:
All Americans visiting Liberia should register online with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program. This will inform the office of your travel plans within the country and will allow them to reach you in case of emergency.
If you plan to buy a local SIM card you can also enter your phone number to receive text updates.
U.S. Embassy in Liberia
502 Benson Street
Fax: (+231) 77-677-7370
If you have any questions about traveling to Liberia or are wondering what shots you may need for your trip, schedule an appointment by calling or book online now.
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