Sierra Leone Practical Information

Passport
Visitors wishing to travel to Sierra Leone are subject to a visa requirement. They must have a passport valid 6 months after the expected return date and a vaccination record attesting to the yellow fever vaccine.

Some travelers depending on their country of origin may be visa exempt.

For more information on how to obtain visas and the documents to provide, please contact the representation of Sierra Leone closest to his place of residence.

Health
Vaccination against yellow fever is compulsory to enter Malian territory.
Recommended vaccines: DTPP, hepatitis B, meningococcal meningitis (essential), malaria (essential), typhoid fever, hepatitis A.

Note: the international vaccination certificate can be requested upon arrival at the airport.
Following the global pandemic, Covid measures and tests can be applied from your country of origin and in your country of destination. Please consult your Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Health.

Driving License

Local and international driving licenses are required.
However, it is highly recommended to travel with a local driver.

Jet lag

Sierra Leone Standard Time is 0 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT + 0).

Currency
Sierra Leone uses the Sierra Leonean leone (SLL).
1 Euro (€) = 11549.62 SLL
1 Dollar (USD) = 9755.00 SLL

Electricity
230 Volts; 50 Hz

Depending on your country of origin, it is recommended to travel with an adapter. More info here.

Languages
The official language of Sierra Leone is English.
Other languages are also commonly spoken in the country such as: Krio, Mende and Temne.

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