Liberia international travel guide

Liberia

Liberia is part of Africa with main city at Monrovia. It's usually 🌤️ 26.11 °C in Liberia with a rainfall of 🌧 55.13 mm. Internet speed in Liberia is on average 2.9 Mbps. Its Least Developed country with a population of 5M people. The main currency is Liberian Dollar. The languages spoken are English. Automatic teller machines are rare in Liberia. Current travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed   🌤️ ~26.11 °C   🌧 ~55.13 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 5M people

Advice

🛡️ Travel safety

Exercise a high degree of caution

We've reviewed our travel advice for Liberia. We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise a high degree of caution in Liberia overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

issued date: October 31, 2019

General

🔌 Sockets

Liberia uses 120V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Liberia uses the Liberian dollar (symbol: $), code LRD.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 dollars. Dollar is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 1 dollar and 50, 25, 10 and 5 cents.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Liberia. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Liberia is on average 2.9 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Liberia is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 8,981.64 LRD, which includes 10 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Lonestar Cell, Novafone or Orange. Liberia uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Liberia upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Liberia, dial +, then 231 (the country code for Liberia), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Liberia, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 21 .

Driving

🆘 Emergency

Universal

117

Police

117

Ambulance

117

Fire department

117

Last updated: February 12, 2020