Open with restrictions

Sierra Leone

0 active COVID-19 cases out of 1,000 people
0.53% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 0.53% last week
Most visitors from the United States need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Sierra Leone.

Border status

Travelers must present a travel authorization obtained before departure at

Outgoing travelTraveling from the United States to Sierra Leone

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type
Visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 168 hours before departing to Sierra Leone.

On arrival at Freetown Lungi International airport, all passengers are required to have both a COVID-19 PCR and RDT test, at their own expense. Travelers will be allowed to leave the airport and travel if the RDT test is negative, while waiting for the result of the PCR test for no more than 48 hours.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from the United States are not required to quarantine after entering Sierra Leone.
Travel Authorization Form

Must be done prior to arrival in Sierra Leone

Return travelReturning to the United States from Sierra Leone

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type
Travelers returning from Sierra Leone must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to the United States.

Children under the age of 2 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.

Travelers with proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days prior to boarding. Proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel.

More info at the CDC site

Quarantine requirements
Visitors returning from Sierra Leone will need to quarantine for 7 days upon entering the United States.

Travelers who did not get tested, are advised to stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.​

Local summary

Masks:Required in public spaces.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions