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IDP is essential when driving abroad

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International Driving Permit (IDP), regulated by the United Nations, certifies that you are the holder of a valid driver's license in your country of origin.

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Your IDP is a valid form of identification in more than 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information in the 12 most widely spoken languages in the world.

How to get your IDP

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Can I drive in Liberia if I have an International Driving Permit (IDP)?

Yes, you can drive in Liberia if you have an IDP. However, this is only possible if you also have a valid driver’s license with you during the time of your visit. If not, your IDP would still be considered invalid.

If you apply for an IDP from us, your valid driving license can be recognized in 165+ countries worldwide:

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Congo
  • Costa Rica
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Liechtenstein
  • Mexico
  • Switzerland
  • Albania
  • Argentina
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Brunei
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cape Verde
  • Cote D’Ivoire
  • Cuba
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Ghana
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Lesotho
  • Macao
  • Malaysia
  • Moldova
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Norway
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • Uruguay
  • Yemen
  • and others.

Can I drive in Liberia without a driver's license?

As mentioned, you cannot drive in Liberia without a driver’s license. Your IDP only serves as a document that will translate your valid driving license for you, as per the Vienna Convention on Road Traffic.

What is the minimum age for driving in Liberia?

The minimum driving age for the country is 18 years old. However, aside from being informed about this, you also need to acquire information about the minimum age to rent a car.

Top Destinations in the Country

Liberia has a lot of tourist attractions to offer for tourists and travelers. Most of the country’s attractions are rarely visited by tourists making those tourist attractions a raw one that has yet to be discovered. As road networks are slowly developing in the country, you can drive to tourist destinations that are not even accessible to public transportation.

National Museum of Liberia

It is best to know and understand the history of a country you are visiting. And in Liberia, the best way to do that is to visit the National Museum of Liberia that is located in the country’s capital city, Monrovia. The museum was built and founded in the year 1958. Wars depleted the museum’s collection, but renovations are always done in order to keep the museum.

You can witness a lot of photos and maps that are related to the independence of Liberia in the year 1847. Aside from that, the museum also houses handicrafts and traditional Liberian furniture. Painting and things that represent the tribal culture of Liberia are also being showcased inside the museum.

Sacred Heart Cathedral

Simply known as the Cathedral of Monrovia, the Sacred Heart Cathedral is one of Liberia’s most important and largest catholic churches. Since 1981, the cathedral has been the headquarters for the Liberian Archdiocese. Tourists and even locals visit the cathedral to attend the mass in Latin. Aside from that, visitors of the cathedral can also enjoy the refreshing atmosphere provided by the nature of the cathedral.

Bernard’s Beach

When you want to unwind and enjoy the refreshing atmosphere in Liberia, you can do just that at Bernard’s Beach in Liberia. You can stroll along the shoreline of the beach. Aside from that, you can also go surfing and swimming. Surfing waves can be found in Bernard’s Beach. Overall, Bernard’s beach is perfect for a relaxation moment for all tourists and travelers in Liberia.

Ducor Hotel

The Ducor Hotel was once a five-star hotel in Liberia. It was also considered as a symbol of first-international class and prosperity in the country. It was then closed in 1989 before the end of the first Liberian civil war. The ruins of a nine-story and 106-room hotel are now one of the country’s most visited tourist attractions.

Monkey Island

Get a chance to witness a lot of chimpanzees at Monkey Island. The Monkey Island is composed of six islands inhabited by chimpanzees. The chimpanzees that are found in Monkey Island were the subject of the New York lab’s hepatitis research for 30 years. The hepatitis research ended in 2005, and the chimpanzees were freed on the islands composing the Monkey Island.

Lake Piso

Lake Piso (Lake Pisu), also known as the Fisherman's Lake, is the largest lake in Liberia. The lake gained international interest due to the richness of its biodiversity and natural beauty. Aside from that, the lake has an open connection to the Atlantic Ocean. A lot of islands can be found on the lake, and some of those islands serve as temporary shelters for some locals in Liberia during the Liberian Civil War.

Most Important Driving Rules

It is important to familiarize the driving rules of a country that you are about to visit. If you have been driving for some time now, then driving in Liberia won’t be your problem as the country’s driving rules are generally the same as the other country’s driving rules. The important thing is to follow and obey every rule to avoid getting in trouble with the Liberia road authorities.

Don’t forget to carry required documents

Aside from your International Driver’s Permit in Liberia, you also have to bring with you your local driver’s license, your passport, and car-related documents at all times. These documents are what road authorities will look for during checkpoints, so you have to always bring them with you. You should also bring an extra ID in case you are asked for further verification.

Always wear your seatbelt

Front and back passengers should always wear a seatbelt whenever traveling in a car. Seatbelts are very important, especially if, unfortunately, you will be involved in a road collision or accident. By wearing a seatbelt, the impact of your body on the car will be lessened. Thus, only causing minimal injuries to yourself.

Follow Road Traffic Signs

Always be attentive and cautious to road signs on the road in Liberia. Road signs are very important. They are put on roads to guide you in your trip if ever you will be lost while driving. As they are put on roads, you can easily see them when driving.

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