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Sierra Leone Travel Tips and Information

Sierra Leone Travel Tips and Information

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Official NameRepublic of Sierra Leone
Population6.453 million
Country CodeSL
Country Code (international calls)232

The flight time to Sierra Leone is approximately 16 hours. Check the climate, currency, religion, manners, other information of Sierra Leone below. Wishing you pleasant travels to Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone is a country in West Africa. The Republic of Guinea is to the north and northeast, Liberia is to the east and southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean on the west and south.

Visa and Immigration Procedures to Sierra Leone

A completed visa application form to enter Sierra Leone is required. One recent passport size photograph (less than six months old) and a valid passport are required. A copy of the applicant's travel itinerary or round trip ticket should be shown as well. In some instances, the consular office will invite applicants for an interview. Citizens of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) do not require a visa to enter the country. Citizens of Kenya can obtain a visa on arrival to Sierra Leone. Nationals of Iran issued with diplomatic and service passports can stay a maximum stay of 1 month without a visa.

Things/Items Allowed into Sierra Leone

Passengers may bring with them 1.1 liters of spirits and 200 cigarettes.

Things/Items Forbidden out of Sierra Leone

• Plant and Plant Products • Knives and Deadly Weapons • Live Animals •Ivory, Tortoiseshell, Coral, Reptile Skin

Things/Items Forbidden into Sierra Leone

•Narcotics •Firearms •Explosivese •Pornography

Voice of Travelers to Sierra Leone

The crew were outstanding

My ticket led to a very pleasant experience with Air Austral. The food was above average for an economy-class ticket. The movie choice was a bit limited but there were enough English films to keep us entertained. Drink as much as you want while flying to Sierra Leone. The onboard crew was outstanding - friendly and professional. I realised that the airports in France compared to Sierra Leone are too different for me, but at the end I will say I enjoyed my Sierra Leone trip with my ticket. Traveling to Sierra Leone with my air ticket couldn’t have been better!

Disappointed with my flight

I took a flight from Paris to La Sierra Leone. I was very disappointed with my flight on Air Austral. My expensive air ticket got me a bad experience - very damaged seats, small, uncomfortable, dirty. Due to health problems, I have to eat neither fat nor sugar on any reunion plane so I always order a light meal. Air Austral’s special meal also had a special price. The meal cost an astronomical sum of 20 €. After all that, I ultimately ended up with a meal full of fat! What a waste of a ticket. Between the outward and return flight to Sierra Leone, I had exchanged emails with the company, but the Sierra Leone Airline union wanted nothing to do with this matter. Sierra Leone is under the jurisdiction of France, but an air ticket is just too expensive and the flight is not worth the ticket price. Normally, an air ticket is the key to a smooth journey to Sierra Leone, but the ticket didn’t help in this case.

Worst experience Sierra Leone Airlines I had

I took a flight from Sierra Leone to Johannesburg with Air Austral. It was one of the worst experience I have ever had with an air ticket, even though the ticket was not cheap. After we took off from Sierra Leone, the flight had to go back to Sierra Leone because of a technical difficulty. Nobody at the airline in Sierra Leone spoke English. Upon arrival at Johannesburg from Sierra Leone, we tried to negotiate with the manager and asked her to find us a ticket to another flight. She said that there was nothing she could do for us. I ask everybody not to fly to Sierra Leone, even with a cheap ticket.

Sierra Leone Travel FAQs

Q. What are the major attractions of Sierra Leone?

A. Mafate, Maido, and Grand Anse are the most popular attractions of Sierra Leone because of their hiking locations as well as beaches and waterfalls. Sierra Leone also has many cultural sites to explore such as the museums and statues in Freetown.

Q. What kind of clothes are worn in Sierra Leone?

A. Women in Sierra Leone wear long skirts. Men prefer jeans and t-shirts. Old people always seek protection from the sun, and that's why elderly Sierra Leone men wear hats and many women carry umbrellas. We recommend layering your clothing and wearing long sleeves for protection against UV rays.

Sierra Leone - Direct Flights to Major Airports

Airports handling direct flights toLungi International Airport・St. John's International Airport ・O.R. Tambo International Airport etc.

Airports handling direct flights toSherbro International Airport・Tiksi Airport (Russia) ・Hongqiao International Airport (shanghai) etc.

Airports handling direct flights toKabala Airport・Singapore Changi Airport ・Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport(Mauritius ) etc.

Flight Routes to Sierra Leone

The country's main international airport is Lungi International Airport, located across the Sierra Leone River from Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown. All scheduled commercial international services in Sierra Leone come to Lungi. British Airways is well established, with three direct flights per week to London Heathrow. Air France flies to Paris via Conakry. Brussels Airlines flies to Brussels. Flights to Nairobi via Kenya Airways, Casablanca via Royal Air Maroc, Accra via ASKY Airlines, Fly540, Ghana and Kenya Airways, Banjul via Arik Air and ASKY Airlines, Conakry via ASKY Airlines, Monrovia via Royal Air Maroc and Bamako via ASKY Airlines are available.