Sierra Leone destination information

All you need to know before visiting Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone summary

Sierra Leone is a small country with around 7M Sierra Leonean. Official language is English. Sierra Leone uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+00:00. Currency used in Sierra Leone is Leone (SLL).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 166
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 159

ATMs in Sierra Leone are Rare. Internet speed in Sierra Leone is on average 2.0 Mbps.

🏙️ Freetown
🗣️ English
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 7M ☀️ ~26 °C 🌧 ~223 mm 👍 Least Developed 🚩 72k km2 (28k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Sierra Leone uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type D and Type G.

Languages 🗣️

  • English


Currency 💱

1000 SLL = 0.1 USD

Sierra Leone uses the Sierra Leonean leone (symbol: Le), code SLL.Banknotes come in denominations of 10000, 5000, 2000 and 1000 leones. Leone is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 500, 100, 50 and 10 leones.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are rare in Sierra Leone. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Sierra Leone uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Sierra Leone upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Police :


Ambulance :

1300, 0880, 0174

Calling ☎️


To call Sierra Leone, dial +, then 232 (the country code for Sierra Leone), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.


For local calls within Sierra Leone, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 22 .

international: + 232 22 1234567
calling local: 022 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Sierra Leone is on average 2.0 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Sierra Leone is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 142,872.06 SLL, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Africell, Orange or SMART Mobile.


Rules 🚗

Limits 🚦


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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Visa Exemption

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Passport Strength

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Health regulation

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Customs rules

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LGBT Destination info

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Sierra Leonean embassies

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