Sierra Leone COVID-19 Information
(updated July 10, 2020)
- Country Specific Information
- As of July 9, the Government of Sierra Leone has confirmed 1,598 cases of COVID-19 and 63 deaths within its borders.
- The government has lifted the prior restrictions on inter-district travel and the mandatory curfew has been shortened. Curfew hours now extend from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. There are no restrictions on inter-district travel.
- Lungi International Airport will open for commercial airline flights on Wednesday, July 22. All land and sea borders are closed to the movement of people.
- Churches and mosques will be open effective Monday, July 13.
- Public gatherings are cancelled. The government has imposed restrictions on the number of passengers traveling by public transportation.
- Citizens are required to observe social distancing protocols, wear cloth face coverings in public, stay home if they are sick, and seek medical attention if they show symptoms of COVID-19. If you have fever, tiredness, and cough, call 117 right away.
- The President of Sierra Leone has declared a state of emergency and has convened a COVID-19 response team. Please monitor local media sources for information on additional restrictions that will be put in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Visit the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health website for COVID-19 information.
- Sierra Leone Alerts and Advisories
- Repatriation Information
- At this time, there are no plans for additional repatriation flights to the United States. Commercial airlines have started to take reservations for flights in July and August. Individuals are encouraged to register for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program in order to receive updates from the Embassy. Citizens with questions or concerns may e-mail the consular section at email@example.com.
Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Sierra Leone.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.
- Visit the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health website for COVID-19 information.