Partially Open

Sierra Leone

  • MasksRequired
  • COVID TestPCR required to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen
  • QuarantineUntil test results are in
  • Public TransportationOperating
Updated: February 25, 2021
Reviewed: February 25, 2021


Sierra Leone has some resumed some commercial flights, and opened the border with Guinea. Domestically, restrictions are being lifted.

Can I travel to Sierra Leone?

  • Flights to and from Sierra Leone have resumed, and the border with Guinea has re-opened.
  • All arrivals must obtain an authorization before arriving.

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to Sierra Leone?

Anyone arriving will be tested for COVID-19, and required to quarantine until results are available. Additional quarantine might be required, depending on the results.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to Sierra Leone?

  • All arrivals will be required to present a negative PCR test taken no more than 7 days before departing, and take a second test upon arrival, at their own expense.

Is public transportation open in Sierra Leone?

Public transportation in Sierra Leone is operating.

Are the restaurants and bars open in Sierra Leone?

  • Restaurants and bars in Sierra Leone are open on weekdays, under social distancing requirements.
  • On weekends, restaurants and bars are closed.

Are businesses and attractions open in Sierra Leone?

  • Non-essential businesses and attractions in Sierra Leone are open, under social distancing requirements.
  • A nationwide curfew is in place between 22:00 and 5:00.

Do I need to wear a face mask in Sierra Leone?

Wearing face masks is required in all public places.

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