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

This page was last updated on 07 May, 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 11.01.2021
– must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 7 days before departure from the first embarkation point; and
– are subject to medical screening and Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test on arrival; and
– must present a travel authorization obtained before departure at
– 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.

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