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Africa > Sierra Leone: Covid-19 and Travel

     
Sierra Leone

Present Situation


Total cases: 7 74

Active cases: 45

Recovered: 7 57

Deaths: 125

Vaccination count: 2.6 millions

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2022-08-10

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
Negative PCR test results is required for all countries.
Are quarantine measures imposed? Sous conditions
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
Masks are required in public spaces

Provisions for travellers


Entry to the territory: Allowed
Commercial international flights to Sierra Leone resumed.

Fully immunized inbound passengers are not required to take a pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test to enter Sierra Leone or test upon arrival.

*Fully vaccinated is defined as having completed the series of a vaccine plus two weeks after the last vaccine (i.e. completed both injections of Pfizer or Moderna OR one injection of J&J plus two weeks after the last shot).

Non or partially immunized inbound passengers are not required to take a pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test to enter Sierra Leone but are required to test on arrival. You will be required to pay the fee online after registering on www.travel.gov.sl. This will cover a rapid diagnostic test (nose swab) and a PCR test (nasopharyngeal swab) which will be conducted at the airport after your arrival.

After arrival you enter the terminal, proceed to the Immigration Officer and hand him/her your passport and Sierra Leone Immigration Form (you will be given this on the plane). You will show your yellow WHO International Certification of Vaccinations card showing proof of a current Yellow Fever vaccination to the doctor who screens visitors after clearing immigration. Please also have your Sierra Leone Health Status Form ready in case requested (you will be given this on the plane).

All passengers will go through a COVID-19 screening process after exiting baggage claim and customs. Passenger temperatures will be taken, and basic health and travel history questions asked; an airport official will check that all passengers over the age of 5 years old have registered on the travel portal. All passengers over the age of 5 years old who are non or partially immunized will be tested for COVID-19 via two methods, the rapid diagnostic test and PCR test.

Passengers who receive a positive COVID-19 test result are required to quarantine.

Tests: Negative PCR test results is required for all countries.

Quarantine: Depends
Quarantine required for some travelers.

Information updated on 2022-08-05.

Action taken in the country


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

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.

Mask use
Masks are required in public spaces

Gatherings: Partially Allowed
Allowed under covid restrictions

Restaurants and bars: Open with restrictions

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open









     

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