Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Freetown, Sierra Leone

Location: Sierra Leone


The government of Sierra Leone has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. Sierra Leone has implemented mandatory quarantine for travelers who are traveling from countries with confirmed cases of COVID-19.  Visit the website of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation for additional information on these new measures.

The government of Sierra Leone has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Sporting events, festivals, and gatherings larger than 100 people have been banned. Visit the local government COVID-19 website, Ministry of Health and Sanitation for updated information.

Many travelers in Sierra Leone have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability. If your travel has been disrupted, please contact your airline.

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 3 Health Advisory for COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Global COVID-19 Outbreak Notice.

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