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Sierra Leone international travel guide

Landscape view of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is part of Africa with main city at Freetown. It's usually 🌀️ 26.00 °C in Sierra Leone with a rainfall of 🌧 352.07 mm. Internet speed in Sierra Leone is on average 2.0 Mbps. Its Least Developed country with a population of 7M people. The main currency is Leone. The languages spoken are English. Automatic teller machines are rare in Sierra Leone. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
πŸ‘ Least Developed Β  🌀️ ~26.00 Β°C Β  🌧 ~352.07 mmΒ  πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ 7M people


πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety

Do not travel

Commercial flights are now operating, but land and sea borders are still closed. You must have approval to enter Sierra Leone. This can be obtained online (see 'Travel'). A negative COVID-19 (PCR) test must also be presented, taken in the 7 days before departure. Additional COVID-19 testing is conducted on arrival. The Australian High Commission in Accra has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in Sierra Leone. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Sierra Leone due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

issued date: February 22, 2021


🌀️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall


πŸ”Œ Sockets

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

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English


πŸ’± 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 β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.


πŸ“‘ 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.

πŸ“± 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.

πŸ“ž 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 .


πŸ†˜ Emergency




1300, 0880, 0174

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Last updated: May 25, 2021