Current travel advisories for Sierra Leone

Last Update: Thursday, 21. February 2019 at 07:25

We advice caution when travelling to Sierra Leone.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 2.4 / 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 5 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 2.6 / 5

Sierra Leone shares land borders with Guinea and Liberia. For these countries, the individual warning index is 2.7 (Guinea) and 2.4 (Liberia). See danger map of the region.


Single advisories / travel warnings

US American government

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. Violent crime, such as armed robbery, and assault, is common. Local police lack the resources, capacity, and training to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents. The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens outside Freetown at night as U.S. government employees are prohibited from traveling outside the capital after dark. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Danger level: 2

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New Zealand government

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.

Danger level: 2

Exercise increased caution / Some Risk.

Maltese government

https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion (MFTP) advises Maltese citizens travelling to Sierra Leone to exercise vigilance.

Danger level: 2

Exercise vigilance.

Canadian government

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.

Irish government

https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/sierra-leone/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
High degree of caution

Danger level: 3

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.


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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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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel 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 if a first indicator.