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Africa > Sierra Leone: Covid-19 and Travel

Sierra Leone

Present Situation

Total cases: 6 393

Active cases: 1 896

Recovered: 4 376

Deaths: 121

Vaccination count: 181 065

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2021-09-22

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 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.

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

Quarantine: Depends
Might be required to quarantine based on the test results.

Information updated on 2021-09-16.

Action taken in the country

Lockdown: Partial
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.

Mask use
Masks are required in public spaces

Gatherings: Partially Allowed
Events of more than 100 people banned

Restaurants and bars: Open with restrictions

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open


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