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Sierra Leone Travel Restrictions

3,91% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 3,91% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Sierra Leone with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Fully vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Sierra Leone without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Sierra Leone for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Sierra Leone entry details and exceptions

Travelers are allowed to enter Sierra Leone by air. Land and sea borders remain closed.


Outgoing travel to Sierra LeoneTravelling from South Africa to Sierra Leone

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Sierra Leone.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Travelers must take an RT-PCR and a rapid diagnostic test on arrival at their own expense. Testing requirement does not apply to travelers under the age of 5.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Sierra Leone.

Details and exceptions

If none of the documents can be submitted, a 10-day quarantine is required.

Documents
Travel Authorization Form

Must be done prior to arrival in Sierra Leone


Return travelReturning to South Africa from Sierra Leone

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Sierra Leone must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions

traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Sierra Leone are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Sierra Leone

Masks:Required in public spaces.

FAQs

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Sierra Leone without restrictions. Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Sierra Leone with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Sierra Leone without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Sierra Leone with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers coming from South Africa are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated travellers coming from South Africa will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure.

  • Travellers from South Africa are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in Sierra Leone is required in public spaces.

  • Restaurants in Sierra Leone are closed. Bars in Sierra Leone are closed.