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Sierra Leone Travel Restrictions

3.59% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 3.59% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Sierra Leone with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Sierra Leone without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Sierra Leone for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Sierra Leone entry details and exceptions

Travelers are allowed to enter Sierra Leone by air. Land and sea borders remain closed.


Outgoing travel to Sierra LeoneTravelling from New Zealand to Sierra Leone

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Sierra Leone.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Travelers must take an RT-PCR and a rapid diagnostic test on arrival at their own expense. Testing requirement does not apply to travelers under the age of 5.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering Sierra Leone.

Details and exceptions

If none of the documents can be submitted, a 10-day quarantine is required.

Documents
Travel Authorization Form

Must be done prior to arrival in Sierra Leone


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Sierra Leone

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Sierra Leone must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Sierra Leone will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Sierra Leone

Masks:Required in public spaces.

FAQs

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Sierra Leone without restrictions. Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Sierra Leone with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Sierra Leone without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Sierra Leone with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers coming from New Zealand are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated travellers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure.

  • Travellers from New Zealand are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in Sierra Leone is required in public spaces.

  • Restaurants in Sierra Leone are closed. Bars in Sierra Leone are closed.