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SIERRA LEONE VISAS:

Citizens of the following countries can visit Sierra Leone without a visa:
Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo. 

Citizens of Kenya can obtain visa on arrival.

  SIERRA LEONE visa service & travel information

General Information

SIERRA LEONE visas take 10 working days to issue in the embassy & is valid for 3-12 months from the date of issue.

Visa requirements

To see what visa application requirements are needed when applying for a visa, please download the correct visa application form (on the left) which applies to the type of journey you will be undertaking.

Application Fees

Visa type

Visa fee

Service charge

Total to pay

Tourist/business 3 month single entry Sierra Leone visa

£109.00

£40.00

£149.00

Tourist/business 6 month multiple entry Sierra Leone visa

£134.00

£40.00

£174.00

Tourist/business 12 month multiple entry Sierra Leone visa

£159.00

£40.00

£199.00

SIERRA LEONE VISAS:

Citizens of the following countries can visit Sierra Leone without a visa:
Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo. 

Citizens of Kenya can obtain visa on arrival.

SIERRA LEONE TRANSIT VISAS:

Required by all except those as noted above and those continuing their journey to another country by the same aircraft, within 24 hours provided they do not leave the airport.

SIERRA LEONE HEALTH:

Compulsory vaccinations: Yellow fever certificate if arriving from infected areas. 

Recommended immunisations: Cholera, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Meningitis, Polio, TB, Tetanus, Typhoid & Yellow Fever.

Risks: Malaria exists all year throughout the country. Rabies.

SIERRA LEONE WEATHER:

The weather between Oct-Apr is dry with hot, sunny days. The rainy season is between May-Sep which reaches a peak in Jul-Aug & is wetter on the coast than inland. Temperatures are high all year on the coast rising even higher during the dry season inland.

FURTHER INFORMATION FOR SIERRA LEONE:

Location of Sierra Leone: West Africa
Local Time in Sierra Leone: GMT
Capital City of Sierra Leone: Freetown
Population of Sierra Leone: 6 million
Language(s) spoken in Sierra Leone: English, Krio more widely spoken
Dialling Code for Sierra Leone: 232
Emergency numbers in Sierra Leone: Police: 999. Fire: 019. Ambulance: 222001
Driving in Sierra Leone: Driving is on the right. International Driving Permit required, valid for stays up to 1 month. Sierra Leone licence required for longer periods.
Electricity in Sierra Leone: 220/240V AC 50Hz
Currency of Sierra Leone: Leone (SLL 1 = 100 Cents)
Notes: SLL: 500, 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000
Coins: SLL: 50, 100, 500
Credit Cards/Travellers Cheques: Credit cards are accepted in some hotels and also in some commercial banks
Opening Hours in Sierra Leone:
Bank: 0830-1530 Mon-Fri 0900-1400 Sat
Office: 0800-1200 & 1400-1645 Mon-Fri
Shops: 0800-1200 & 1400-1700 Mon-Sat
Hints in Sierra Leone: Most executives speak English. On social occasions be punctual and dress as for business meetings unless otherwise indicated
Tipping in Sierra Leone: When a service charge is included tips are not necessary, however discretionary tips in restaurants are around 10%
Hotel Classification in Sierra Leone: Hotels are graded from class 1 to 4 Star
Import Allowances in Sierra Leone: For persons of 18 years of age or older:
200 cigarettes or 225gr of tobacco
1.1 lit of wine or 1.1 lit of spirit
1.1 lit of perfume
Prohibited/Restricted in Sierra Leone: Firearms & explosives, obscene literature, live animals, gold & historical artifacts cannot be exported

Airports in Sierra Leone:

Freetown Lungi International (FNA)

 
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