Sierra Leone

Entry allowed but some restrictions may apply. Test required.
Quarantine required. Vaccinated are exempted from quarantine. Find more details on official websites.

Pre-entry clearance formTravelers might be required to fill out the pre-travel clearance form. Fill the form on official website.

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What is the COVID situation in Sierra Leone?

0 New COVID cases in Sierra Leone
0 New COVID deaths in Sierra Leone
% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on May 23, 2022

Data last reviewed on: 14 October 2021

Basic facts about Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is a small country located in Western Africa. The capital of Sierra Leone is Freetown and the most spoken language is English. The national currency in Sierra Leone is Sierra Leonean leone (SLL).

What taxi apps are available in Sierra Leone?

Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Sierra Leone. However, there may be also other local taxi apps available there.

Practical information

Sierra Leonean leone (SLL)Official currency
1 EUR~13548.44 SLL
1 USD~12817.49 SLL

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks:, Revolut, N26 or Monose

What socket types are used in Sierra Leone?

There are 2 common plug types used in Sierra Leone:

Type D 230 V, 50 Hz  Type G 230 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Sierra Leone?

Currently, citizens of 15 countries can enter Sierra Leone without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

What are visa requirements to enter Sierra Leone?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Sierra Leone.

Data last reviewed on: 14 October 2021

Is it safe in Sierra Leone?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On April 19, 2022, the risk level for Sierra Leone was changed to Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution.

Emergency phones in Sierra Leone

019 Police
999 Ambulance
999 Fire police

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