Sierra Leone Travel Information
Most trips to Freetown can be completed without any
particular problems. In other parts of the country there
may be greater risk. There has been peace in the country
since 2002, and the country has a relatively stable
Most trips to the capital Freetown can be completed
without any particular problems. In other parts of the
country there may be greater risk. The World Health
Organization declared Sierra Leone ebola free in
November 2015. Accidents in traffic pose a serious risk,
both in and outside the capital. Profit crime and
The country is not exposed to natural disasters, but
Sierra Leone has rainy season six months a year
(April-October). Heavy floods can then occur. The
airport is located on an island and transportation to
and from requires both car and boat. Therefore, in a
crisis situation it can be extra demanding to leave
Norwegian citizens are encouraged to register on the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs' travel registration sites.
Please note that entry regulations may change. The
Foreign Service is not responsible if the following
information on entry regulations or visa requirements is
changed at short notice. It is the responsibility of the
traveler to ensure that travel documents are valid for
entry and to familiarize themselves with the current
entry rules for each country.
Norwegians must apply for a visa before entering by
contacting Sierra Leone's embassy in Berlin.
- Countryaah: Freetown is the capital
of Sierra Leone. Check to find information of population, geography, history,
and economy about the capital city.
Vaccination cards must be brought with a valid yellow
Travelers are responsible for having a valid passport
(valid six months beyond the end of travel).
Contact your doctor or vaccination office well in
advance of your trip to get the necessary vaccines and
information on malaria. Gulf vaccine is required. A
valid vaccination card must be presented on arrival.
Check the Public Health Institute's pages for updated
information. Sierra Leone is a malaria area. Preventive
medication is recommended, as well as the use of
mosquito repellent and mosquito nets.
The health services in the country are poorly
developed and all travelers are encouraged to have
travel insurance that covers transport in case of
Responsible Norwegian Embassy for Sierra Leone is the
Embassy in Accra (Ghana). Norway is represented at an
honorary consulate in Freetown. There is limited
capacity for monitoring Norwegian nationals in the
country. The UD's 24-hour operational center in Oslo can
be contacted on tel. +47 23 95 00 00 in case of
Sierra Leone is a former British colony, and its laws
and governing bodies are based on a British model.
Sierra Leone is a republic.