En De
Total doses
given
3.5M
People fully
vaccinated
1.9M
% Fully
vaccinated
22.78%
Masks
Mask is required in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas
COVID-19 test
Not required
Quarantine
Quarantine required until on arrival results received
Passenger Locator Form
Not required
Health form
Not required
Vaccination
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Insurance
Travelers Authorisation required, applied for prior to departure
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): PCR / ISO

Full Restrictions:

15.07.2022

All travellers

All travellers should register on the Government of Sierra Leone travel portal before travelling in or out of the country.

As of midnight GMT 8 July 2022, the Government of Sierra Leone withdrew the need for both inbound and outbound testing for all passengers, regardless of vaccination status, until further notice. However, you will be required to enter you vaccination status when you register on the portal.

Proof of vaccination status

Sierra Leone will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. Your final vaccine dose must have been administered at least 14 days prior to travel. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

To be considered fully-vaccinated you must:

  • have had both doses of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine and the second dose must have been received at least two weeks prior to arriving in Sierra Leone, or
  • have had one-dose of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at least two weeks prior to arriving in Sierra Leone.

If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year

Entry requirements for Sierra Leone are the same for all travellers, regardless of whether you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past year.

Children and young people

There are no specific requirements for children and young people.

If you’re transiting through Sierra Leone

There are no specific requirements for transiting through Sierra Leone.

Exemptions

There are no exemptions to Sierra Leone’s entry requirements.

Check your passport and travel documents before you travel

Passport validity

If you are visiting Sierra Leone, your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the time of your visa application.

Contact your travel provider or embassy of the country you are visiting if you think that your passport does not meet both these requirements. Renew your passport if you need to.

Visas

You will need a visa to enter Sierra Leone.

Visitors from the UK can get a visa on arrival in Sierra Leone for US$80, which must be paid in cash in US dollars. However, if you’re travelling to Sierra Leone for a purpose other than tourism, a visit or business, you will need to get a visa before you travel. Contact the Sierra Leonean High Commission in London for details.

The Sierra Leone High Commission in London sometimes issues Emergency Travel Certificates to Sierra Leoneans resident in the UK and those with dual British/Sierra Leone nationality. These documents are not valid for return travel to the UK. Sierra Leone nationals require a visa for the UK, which can only be issued in a full passport.

Before travelling Sierra Leone, you must get authorisation from the Government of Sierra Leone through the online portal.

Yellow fever certificate requirements

Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.