Travel advice for Liberia.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Liberia.

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  • Swiss Bankers Travel is not accepted in this country.

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Banknotes

in US Dollar (USD)

  • Change cash in local currency

Local currency / ISO Code

Liberian dollar LRD

Currency exchange rate

LRD 1 = ~ CHF 0.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ LRD 0.00 (07/2015)

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Cultural characteristics

Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.

Other information

Security

  • Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.

  • High crime rate.

  • Walking the streets after nightfall is not advised.

  • Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.

  • Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.

Special legal regulations

  • Photographing military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.

  • Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.

Opening hours

Banks

9.00 - 12.00 h (Mon - Thu)
8.00 - 14.00 h (Fri)

Stores

8.00 - 13.00 h and 15.00 - 18.00 h (Mon - Sat)

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Swiss Cooperation Office SDC
and Swiss Consular Agency
Monrovia, Congo Town, Tubman Blvd. (adjacent Lonestar Cell),
Tel. +231 77 711 234 / +231 77 711 999

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more with visa for stays up to 3 months.
With stay of more than 15 days registration within 48 hours at the 'Immigration Office' in Monrovia (2 photos 3x4).
Exit permit required for stays of more than 15 days (to request at the latest 7 days before the departure date).

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Capital

Monrovia

National language

Official language

English

Voltage

110/120 volt / adapter required

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Year-round risk of malaria throughout the country.

  • Vaccination against yellow fever mandatory.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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