Sierra Leone (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 21 July, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test results is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Might be required to quarantine based on the test results.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 17.05.2021
1. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 7 days before departure from the first embarkation point.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 5 years;
– passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Argentina, Brazil, India or Turkey.
2. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Argentina, Brazil, India or Turkey, must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must have a QR code and must be in English.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
3. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Argentina, Brazil, India or Turkey are subject to quarantine for 8 days at their own expense.
– This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.
4. Passengers are subject to medical screening and a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
5. Passengers must present a travel authorization obtained before departure at https://www.travel.gov.sl/
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Commercial flights resumed on 22 July. Anyone who intends on traveling to Sierra Leone must obtain authorisation from the Government of Sierra Leone, produce a negative PCR COVID-19 test issued no later than 72 hours before departure, fill out a pre-departure public health passenger locator form, provide proof of payment for on arrival COVID-19 tests paid through the online portal, and then upon arrival undergo both a COVID-19 PCR and RDT test.
 

Lockdown Details

There are currently no curfews or inter-district travel restrictions.

Lungi International Airport is open for commercial airline flights. All land and sea borders are closed to the movement of people.

Churches and mosques are open but gatherings must be limited to 90 minutes.

The government has imposed restrictions on the number of passengers traveling by public transportation.

Citizens are required to observe social distancing protocols, wear cloth face coverings in public, stay home if they are sick, and seek medical attention if they show symptoms of COVID-19. If you have a fever and/or cough, call 117.
 

Sources

https://www.travel.gov.sl/
Data Source: covidcontrols.co