Visa and entry requirements Liberia:
Passport required
Travelers require a valid visa to enter, issued by the competent Embassy of Liberia in Berlin.
Visa cost: 75, - Euro

Information from the Foreign Office on her Liberia trip:

Liberia is a state in West Africa with about 4,2 million inhabitants. The country is located near the equator and borders Guinea to the north and northeast, Ivory Coast to the east, Sierra Leone to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The official language of Liberia is English and the means of payment is the Liberian Dollar, where 1, - Euro is about 162, - LRD. The country's largest cities include Monrovia, Gbarnga, Ganta, Buchanan, Kakata, Voinjama, Harbel, Zwedru, Pleebo, Foya, Greenville and Harper.

The state surface consists mainly of mountainous terrain between 300 and 500 meters altitude, of which the tropical rainforest zone accounts for almost 62% of the total area. The highest point in Liberia is Mount Wuteve in the north with its 1.440 meters.

The vegetation In Liberia is determined by the evergreen rainforest, the wet savanna and the covered with mangrove swamps Atlantic coasts. There are also some particularly valuable tree species, such as teak and mahogany woods.

The most famous mammals in the country include hippos, leopards, forest elephants, black-headed monkeys, Daniana's cats, chimpanzees, crocodiles, antelopes, forest buffalo, scorpions, lizards and some venomous snakes. Due to some endangered plant and animal species, the state of Liberia has created four protected areas, such as the Gola Forest National Park, the Ramsar Territories, the Nimba Mountains Conservation Area and the Sapo National Park.

Liberia is one of the poorest countries in the world today, after the mid-20. Century belonged to the states with the highest economic growth world-wide. However, everything was destroyed by the many civil wars in their own country. The most important export goods of the state are iron ore, natural rubber, tropical wood, rubber, diamonds, cocoa, coffee, sugarcane, cotton, pineapple and oil palm products.

The capital and largest city of Liberia is Monrovia with about 1,2 million inhabitants. Monrovia lies at the mouth of the Saint Paul River in the Atlantic Ocean and around 41% of the city area is occupied by swampy mangrove forests. Few city attractions include the historic Centennial Pavilion, Providence Island, Ce Ce Beach, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Liberia National Museum, Mount Coffee Dam, Seaport and Matadi Central Mosque.

In July 2016, I toured Liberia during my West Africa trip for two days. Already after the arrival in Monrovia one could still clearly see the consequences of the 14-year civil war until the year 2003. Many buildings in the capital have been destroyed, the two largest hotels have even been closed for years, and everything seems a bit scary to tourists.

In no country in the world did I have such problems to book a hotel before, there is almost no offer. Except for a newly opened modern two-story hotel right on the sea, where I was lucky enough to book a room from Germany for a lot of money.

Unfortunately, it had rained continuously during my stay in torrents, so I could visit the city only sitting in a taxi. Because of the high crime in Monrovia, it might have been better in the end.