Sierra Leone international travel guide in 2024

Sierra Leone international travel guide in 2024

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Sierra Leone has a population of 7M with main currency as Sierra Leonean Leone (1964—2022). The languages spoken are English. Sierra Leone travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Automatic teller machines are rare in Sierra Leone. Internet speed in Sierra Leone is on average 2.0 Mbps.

Sierra Leone travel advice

⬤ Exercise a high degree of caution
We've reviewed our advice for Sierra Leone and continue to advise exercise a high degree of caution. Public protests and demonstrations can turn violent with little or no notice and result in injuries. Avoid demonstrations, protests and areas where large gatherings are taking place. Follow the instructions of local authorities and check local media for updates. The Australian High Commission in Accra currently has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in Sierra Leone. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Sierra Leone due to the threat of violent crime and the risk of civil unrest.

Issue Date : May 9, 2024

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Sierra Leone essential details


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


The languages that are typically spoken are English

Money in Sierra Leone


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.


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.

Internet in Sierra Leone


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.


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.


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 in Sierra Leone


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Sierra Leone visa advice

If you're considering exploring Sierra Leone beyond the usual transit spots, our comprehensive guide on Sierra Leone transit visa offers deeper insights and broader options for travelers of different nationalities. For those transiting through other countries en route to Sierra Leone, understanding Sierra Leone Transit Visa requirements is crucial to ensure a smooth journey.

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