Hotels are open. Large public gatherings of over 100 people (e.g. concerts, sporting events) are prohibited. Places of worship, churches and mosques have re-opened for worship. People are strongly advised to wash their hands, use hand sanitiser and avoid shaking-hands. People are advised to keep to strict social distancing. There is a curfew in place. You must stay in your accommodation between 11pm and 5am local time.
requirement at government designated site- subject to PCR
If you test
positive for the RDT test
, you’ll be required to isolate at a hotel in Lungi at your own expense
while you wait for the result of your PCR test
. The PCR
result supersedes the RDT result. If you test
positive for the PCR test
result, you’ll be contacted by Sierra Leonean health authorities and taken to a state treatment centre. Passengers sitting in close proximity to a positive case on the flight
will be treated as a primary contact and be required to self-isolate until you return a negative PCR COVID-19 test
. Social distancing and the use of facemask
s is mandatory at Freetown Lungi International airport.
negative certification is required to enter the country.
On arrival at Freetown Lungi International airport, all passengers are required to have both a COVID-19 PCR
and RDT test
. If you test
negative for the RDT test
, you’ll be allowed
to leave the airport and to travel to your final destination, where you must observe public health protocols while you wait for the result of your PCR test
(which is expected to take no more than 48 hours).
from Sierra Leone, you’ll need to pay for and get a negative PCR COVID-19 test
within 72 hours of your departure
through the portal here
. Certificates confirming the test
result will be emailed to you and copies made available for you to collect in person at the airport. You’ll need to provide this certificate confirming your test
result at check-in. If you test
positive, you’ll not be allowed
to travel and you’ll need to follow public health protocols for isolation
and contact tracing.
You are exempt from the COVID-19 test
if you arrived in Sierra Leone fewer than 5 days before departing. Children under two years of age are also exempt.