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General Information

The official language of Sierra Leone is English.

The national currency of Sierra Leone is Leone (SLL).

1 SLL equals  .
equals  SLL.

Location

Sierra Leone

The distance from to Sierra Leone is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Sierra Leone. Exercise increased caution in Sierra Leone due to crime. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

Dial 019 to call the police in Sierra Leone.

LGBT

Sierra Leone has a score of -6 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Sierra Leone ranks #137 worldwide.

Consensual sexual relations between men are criminalized in Sierra Leone. Although the U.S. Embassy is not aware of any recent prosecutions for consensual sexual activity between men, such activity is illegal and penalties can include imprisonment. While there is no explicit legal prohibition against sexual relations between women, lesbians of all ages can be victims of "planned rapes" initiated by family members in an effort to change their sexual orientation.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Sierra Leone should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines
  • Yellow Fever

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Sierra Leone:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Malaria
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Sierra Leone to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Sierra Leone differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Sierra Leone, the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type D
  • Type G
Weather

The temperature difference between Sierra Leone and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in Sierra Leone. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Rain throughout the week.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 75–90°F  /  24–32°C 90% 65%
Sat November 09 73–88°F  /  23–31°C 93% 70%
Sun November 10 73–88°F  /  23–31°C 95% 73%
Mon November 11 73–87°F  /  23–31°C 94% 56%
Tue November 12 74–88°F  /  23–31°C 94% 79%
Wed November 13 72–89°F  /  22–31°C 92% 79%
Thu November 14 75–87°F  /  24–31°C 94% 82%
Fri November 15 72–86°F  /  22–30°C 95% 92%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 06:39 am and sets at 06:26 pm. This equates to 11.8 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Sierra Leone, it is in . When the sun sets in Sierra Leone, it is in .

Taxi

Sorry, we do not have any information on taxi prices in Sierra Leone.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Sierra Leone.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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