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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Sierra Leone
Data Last Updated: September 09, 2020

General Information

Quarantine Required

Sierra Leone is open to travellers, however anyone coming from a country with 50 or more COVID-19 reported cases is subject to a mandatory 14 day quarantine.

Mask Requirement

Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas.

Internal Restrictions/Closures

On July 9, Sierra Leone authorities announced the easing of restrictive measures put in place to stop the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after the initial expiration of lockdown measures in May 2020. 

As part of this easing of measures, the current 2300-0600 curfew will be reduced to 2300-0500 from July 13. Places of worship can also resume services from July 13. 

Despite the easing of restrictions, a 12-month public health emergency declared in March remains in place. 

The wearing of face masks is compulsory in all public spaces. 

Airlines & Transport

Lungi International Airport (FNA) in Freetown will also be allowed to resume services from July 22. Inter-district travel had been allowed to resume at an earlier date.

Land borders are closed, and the status of maritime transportation and seaports is unclear; however, disruptions are likely due to enhanced health screenings at ports of entry. 

Status of Opening to Tourists

Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days

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Information for Non-Tourists

Travelers are required to provide a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test result issued within 72 hours before departure to enter the country. Additional tests are conducted on arrival.

Before departure, you will be required to product a negative PCR test conducted within 72 hours of your intended departure from the country.

Travelers who arrived in Sierra Leone fewer than five days before departing are exempt from the test. Requirements for self-isolation (for persons waiting for test results on arrival) are in place. Persons testing positive for COVID-19 may be subject to quarantine at a state-run facility.

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Cases

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Deaths

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Cases Per Million
Recovering Well From COVID-19

Graph of COVID-19 Cases In Last 30 Days
For Sierra Leone

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