Liberia Bandiera della Liberia

Cartina geografica della Liberia

 General informations

Country Name

Republic of Liberia



Surface area

111,370 km²




3,241,000 (approx.)




Liberian Dollar (LRD)

Time zone

-1hr compared to Italy

Area code for Italy


Area code from Italy


 Country alerts

There have been no relevant reports in the past 90 days.


Yellow fever

Yellow fever vaccination is not required.


Cholera is spread by the consumption of contaminated food and water. Vaccination is recommended, especially if you intend to travel to rural areas where the disease is widespread and there is limited access to clean water.

Hepatitis A and B

Hepatitis A is generally transmitted through contaminated food and water, or through close physical contact with an infected person, while hepatitis B is transmitted through exposure to infected body fluids and blood.


Polio is typically transmitted by contaminated food and water and can be caused by three different types of polio viruses. Infections caused by one type do not protect against the others.


Infection typically occurs through contact with the saliva of an infected animal, usually through bites, scratches or licks near open wounds or membranes (mouth, nose, eyes). The most common vectors are dogs and bats, but cases of infection in other domestic animals have also been reported.


Caused by toxins released by the bacterium Clostridium tetani, there is an endemic risk of contracting tetanus throughout the country.


Bacterial in origin, typhoid fever is transmitted through contaminated food and drink, especially in regions with inadequate sanitary conditions.


Tuberculosis is a bacterial airborne disease. Vaccination is recommended for all travellers at risk of developing severe symptoms or of coming into contact with infected individuals. It is likewise recommended for all travellers under the age of 16 who plan to reside in the country for more than 3 months.


Malaria, transmitted by mosquito bites, is widespread throughout the country. As a vaccine is not yet available, you are advised to take both behavioural, and following medical consultation, pharmacological preventive measures.

Chikungunya, Dengue,  Zika

These diseases are spread by mosquito bites and there is no vaccine. Therefore, it is important to take preventive measures by implementing behavioural prophylaxes.

Insect sting diseases

Chikungunya and West Nile virus are to be found in certain areas of the Caribbean. Transmitted by insect bites and with no vaccine, it is important to take preventive measures with behavioural prophylaxes.

The following vaccinations are strongly recommended as these diseases can be contracted anywhere in the world. Experts advise that you protect yourself and other travellers by making sure you are up-to-date with all of the recommended vaccinations. This will allow you to travel safely, while minimising the risk of exposure to infection.

 Territory and climate

Liberia is a West African country that borders Guinea to the north, Sierra Leone to the northwest, Côte d'Ivoire to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south and west.

The territory consists of a low-lying coastal plains that rise inland to form the highlands, which reach their highest point on Mount Nimba (at over 1,700 m above sea level), on the border with Guinea and the Ivory Coast.

The climate is humid,particularly along the coast, with a rainy season from May to October. Temperatures are high, averaging around 30 °C (86 °F), with significant diurnal and annual variations, which reach their highest peaks inland.

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