For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Sierra Leone for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.
Foreign travelers regardless of their vaccination status and purpose of travel can enter Sierra Leone.
Visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken within 72 hours before departing to Sierra Leone.
Unvaccinated visitors from the United States will need to quarantine for 1 days upon entering Sierra Leone.
Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.
Travelers returning from Sierra Leone must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken within 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departure to the United States.
Visitors returning from Sierra Leone are not required to quarantine upon entering the United States.
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If you're looking for personalized travel advice for your own travel plans like whether or not a restriction applies to your trip, we won't be able to answer any questions or offer advice. Please consult your local government's resources.