Liberia Travel Vaccines and Advice
Whether you wish to relax, tan, take a safari, hike, or trek, there are so many things to see and do in Liberia. A stay in this country equates escape, adventure and relaxation. This exotic destination proves a chance to free yourself from your common routine thanks to its bays and lagoons with clear waters, tropical forests and wildlife reserves. Ensure to venture into the heart of the desert with a 4×4, or simply enjoy a swim in one of the Kpatawee Waterfalls. If this is not your scene, you should make a trip to one of the beautiful beaches offered by Buchanan. Libera also hosts a variety of tribal traditions; something which its inhabitants are particularly proud of. Your holiday in Libera will also be marked by a sense of festivity, complete with local dances of Krus and Bassas of Vais.
Recommended travel vaccinations for Liberia
|Traveler’s diarrhea||Contaminated water/food|
|Hepatitis B||Contaminated body fluids|
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
|Japanese Encephalitis||Mosquito bites|
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Liberia
|Azithromycin or Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea|
|Malarone, Doxycycline or Mefloquine||Recommended anti-malaria medication|
Current Weather in Liberia
Medical Care in Liberia
The health system in Liberia is one of the least effective in Africa due to a combination of dilapidated facilities, shortages of medicine, lack of medical staff, and old equipment. Monrovia is home to the St Joseph’s hospital, the most reputed in Liberia. Remember that all medical expenses must be paid in cash. In the event of a medical complication, you may have to be evacuated to another country with a more efficient medical system, such as South Africa. However, be aware that this is sometimes impossible due to a lack of efficient emergency transport.
You may dial 911 in case of an emergency.
Is Liberia Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Demonstrations||Risk of violence|
|Road safety||Avoid driving; Caution required in rural areas; Fuel shortage is common|
|Public transportation||Only use licensed taxis|
|Corruption||Corruption may occur at the airport or with police officials and governments officials|
|Border with Ivory Coast||Risk present|
|Health||Polio and Lassa fever warning|
|Risk level||High degree of caution|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Liberia?
Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.
Both, a visa and a passport are required to enter Liberia. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure.
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Embassy of Canada to Liberia information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.
Canadian Embassy to Ivory Coast (ABIDJAN)
Immeuble Trade Centre, 23 avenue Noguès,
Le Plateau, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Tel.: 225 20 30 07 00
Fax: 225 20 30 07 20
Email: [email protected]
Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in Ivory Coast. There is no Canadian government office in Liberia.