Sierra Leone international travel advice

Landscape view of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone 🇸🇱

Sierra Leone is part of Africa with main city at Freetown. Its Least Developed country with a population of 7M people. The main currency is Leone. The languages spoken are English. the Republic of Sierra Leone is the formal name of Sierra Leone It is adviced to High degree of caution Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed   🌤️ ~25.58 °C   🌧 ~21.07 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 7M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

High degree of caution

We've reviewed our travel advice for Sierra Leone. We haven't changed our level of advice - 'exercise a high degree of caution' in Sierra Leone.

issued date: June 21, 2019

Weather

🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

🔌 Sockets

Sierra Leone uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type D and Type G.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Sierra Leone uses the Sierra Leonean leone (symbol: Le), code SLL.Banknotes come in denominations of 10000, 5000, 2000 and 1000 leones. Leone is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 500, 100, 50 and 10 leones.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Sierra Leone. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Sierra Leone is on average 2.0 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Sierra Leone is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 142,872.06 SLL, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Africell, Orange or SMART Mobile. Sierra Leone uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Sierra Leone upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Sierra Leone, dial +, then 232 (the country code for Sierra Leone), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Sierra Leone, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 22 .

Driving

🆘 Emergency

Police

177

Ambulance

1300, 0880, 0174

Last updated: December 5, 2019