Current travel advisories for Sierra Leone

Last Update: Wednesday, 28. September 2022 at 08:20

Please reconsider your need to travel to Sierra Leone.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.5 / 5

Sierra Leone is a country in Africa (Western Africa) with around 7 million citizens and a land mass of 71,740 km². We detected travel advisories from 4 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.5 / 5

Sierra Leone shares land borders with Guinea and Liberia. For these countries, the individual warning index is 3.5 (Guinea) and 3.5 (Liberia). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports of no cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/sierra-leone

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution in Sierra Leone due to violent crime and the potential for civil unrest (level 2 of 4).

Danger level: 2

Exercise increased caution / Some Risk.

US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/sierra-leone-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution in Sierra Leone due to crime and civil unrest. Country Summary: Violent crimes, such as robbery and assault, occur frequently in Sierra Leone, especially in Freetown.  Local police often lack the resources to deal effectively with serious criminal incidents. Demonstrations and protests occur in Sierra Leone and on occasion have resulted in violence. If traveling outside the Freetown peninsula, make all efforts to complete your travel during daylight hours due to increased safety hazards at night.  The U.S. Embassy is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens outside of Freetown at night as U.S. government employees are prohibited from traveling outside the capital after dark. Read the country information page for additional information about travel to Sierra Leone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Sierra Leone has a low level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

Danger level: 2

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Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/sierra-leone

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

Danger level: 3

Exercise a high degree of caution.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 7 million
Covering landmass
71,740 km²
Electricity
230V - 50Hz
Currency
Leone (SLL)
ISO 2-Letter Code
SL
Phone prefix
+232
Top Level Domain
.sl
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900/1800

Airports in Sierra Leone (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Sierra Leone.

Is Sierra Leone safe to travel in 2020?

We see a slighty raised risk with traveling to Sierra Leone. The risk index is at 3.5 (out of 5). We recommend you check the single sources.

How many countries have issued advisories for Sierra Leone?

We currently know of 4 countries having issued advisories for Sierra Leone.

What countries does Sierra Leone share land borders with?

Sierra Leone shares land borders with Guinea and Liberia. For these countries, the individual warning index is 3.5 (Guinea) and 3.5 (Liberia). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!