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Liberia Visitor Information

The climate of Liberia is tropical and humid, with little change in temperatures throughout the year. The average mean temperature is about 28°C (82°F), the maximum rarely exceeding 38°C (100°F). On the coast the heat is tempered by an almost constant breeze. Yearly rainfall is as high as 200 inches on the coast, decreasing to about 70 inches in areas farthest inland. There are distinct wet and dry seasons, most of the rainfall occurring between April and November. Average relative humidity in the coastal area is about 82% during the rainy season, 78% in the dry, but it may drop to 30% or lower between December and March, when the dust-laden harmattan blows from the Sahara.

Visas are required by all except nationals of Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Republic of Korea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo

Valid passport are required to enter to country and must for at least 6 months from the date of entry.

Official Currency:    Liberian Dollar=100 cents
Current Exchange Rate:    Today's Exchange Rate

In general travellers cheques are not accepted and it is best to carry US Dollars in cash. Credit cards are very rarely accepted. Liberia is an expensive country to visit.

Bus

The transport system is in a poor state with most transport being commandeered by the military. Roads blocks are a common feature and corruption is high. A poor bus services runs between the main towns and a minibus service operates in Monrovia.

Road

Traffic drives on the right hand side and an International Driving Licence is recommended. It is possible to hire self-drive or chauffeured cars in Monrovia.

1st January - New Year's Day
11th February - Armed Forces Day
12th March - Decoration Day
15th March - JJ Robert's Birthday
14th May - National Unification Day
26th July - Independence Day
24th August - Flag Day
6th November - Thanksgiving Day
12th November - National Memorial Day
29th November - President Tubman's Birthday
25th December - Christmas Day
Moveable holidays: Good Friday

Electric Power is 110V - 120V.
The Plug type used in Liberia is: "Type A & B"

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