What funds to bring with you for LIMEP 2010?
Please bring enough funds to cover your stay in Liberia as ATM machines are rare and most hotels and restaurants do not accept credit or debit cards.
How do I get to Monrovia? Be there, with Brussels Airlines!
Brussels Airlines are the official airline for LIMEP 2010 and are offering all LIMEP participants a discount of 10% on economy and business class fares. We will send you details of this offer when you register for the event.
What airport do I book my ticket to?
The airport that serves Monrovia is Roberts International. It is about 45 minutes by car from the city centre.
What happens when I arrive in Monrovia?
Please note that if you have informed the organisers of your arrival and departure times we will make sure that you will get collected and taken to the airport. A team will be at the airport for the duration of the event and there identification clearly signified.
What should I bring with me to Monrovia?
- A yellow fever certificate – this is mandatory and you may be asked for this on arrival
- A photocopy of your passport – as it is always advisory to carry your ID with you
- Insurance – you are responsible for arranging your own travel cover
- Medical Kit – always a good option just in case
- Malaria tablets and mosquito spray – you are in a malarial zone
- Your mobile phone – you can buy a local SIM for $5 or less
- A Yellow Fever vaccination given at least ten days before entry into Liberia is required.
- Immunisation against Epidemic Meningitis with a multi-valent meningitis vaccine is advisable, although the risk in the urban area is low.
- Please make sure your immunisations against Polio, Tetanus, and Hepatitis A are up to date, although the risk for these diseases is not higher in Liberia than in any other country of the Global South.
- Malaria prevention is the most important precaution to take. You should not travel without a bottle of mosquito repellent and use it any time you plan to be outdoors in the evening. If malaria is not common where you live, you should also take prophylactic medication. Malaria in Liberia is resistant to Chloroquine. Use another recommended prophylactic drug, for instance Doxycycline. If you develop a fever within two weeks after return from Liberia, consult your doctor immediately
What voltage is used?
If you are taking any electronic items to Liberia, the voltage requirement is 120 Volts.
What plug adapter should I bring?
Outlets in Liberia generally accept 1 type of plug:
Flat blade plug ( as in the United States)
What time zone is Liberia in?
Liberia Standard Time operates on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Can I drink the water in Liberia?
It is strongly recommended that you drink bottled water when you are there.
What currency do they use in Liberia?
Liberian Dollar (LRD; symbol L$) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of L$100, 50, 20, 10 and 5. Coins in circulation are L$1 and 50, 25, 10 and 5 cents. US Dollar notes are in circulation in the following denominations: US$100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1
Please note that US Dollars are widely accepted in all business establishments.
Exchange Rate Indicators
1.00 GBP = 108.27 LRD
1.00 USD = 71.55 LRD
1.00 EUR = 89.67 LRD
Currency conversion rates as of 30 August 2010