Travel insurance for Sierra Leone
Before buying insurance for your trip to Sierra Leone, have a think about these things first:
- The cost of your trip or holiday – know that you may be able get your money back if something happens.
- The cost of your baggage
- Do you have any pre-existing medical conditions to disclose?
- The activities you’re likely to be doing – if you’re planning anything really extreme, we can offer you extra cover with our extreme sports policy
- Also, don’t forget to check the latest travel advice for Sierra Leone from the FCDO
We can cover your kids for free!
If you’re going away with your children, we can cover them on your policy at no extra charge, whether you buy an annual policy or single trip cover.
We cover over 50 activities!
All of our travel insurance policies come with cover for over 50 activities and sports as standard, so you can get up to more on your trip.
What is covered with travel insurance to Sierra Leone?
As standard, our policies cover for over 50 sports and activities, so you can get up to more on your holiday. We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:
- Medical expenses and hospital benefit
- Personal accident and liability
- Cancelling and cutting short your holiday
- Abandoning your trip
- Delayed departure
- Accommodation cover
- Personal belongings and baggage
- Personal money, passport and travel documents
- Legal expenses
For more information about what’s covered with travel insurance for Sierra Leone, have a read of our policy documents here.
Useful info about Sierra Leone
We’ve put together some handy facts along with some other useful information that we thought you might want to know before your trip to Sierra Leone.
|Currency||Sierra Leonean Leone|
|Most common languages spoken||English|
|Population||Approx. 7.5 million|
|Plug type||Plug type D and G|
|Driving side||Right-hand side|
Spring – March to May
Summer – June to August
Autumn – September to November
Winter – December to February
|Laws||Local laws and customs|
Do I need a visa for Sierra Leone?
Yes, you will need a passport to travel to Sierra Leone as a British citizen. You can apply for a visa through the Sierra Leonean High Commission in London.
Healthcare in Sierra Leone
Public and private healthcare services are available in Sierra Leone. However, the facilities are generally in quite poor condition with this being one of the poorest countries in the world. Make sure you have adequate medical travel insurance including repatriation in place, so you can rest assured knowing you’re covered should anything unfortunate happen while abroad.
It’s important to make sure you speak to your GP at least 4 to 6 weeks prior to travel to check whether there are any vaccinations or other preventatives needed.
Find out more information about healthcare in Sierra Leone here.
Can I get assistance if I fall ill or injure myself while in Sierra Leone?
Yes – In the unfortunate event of needing emergency medical treatment while abroad, our 24-hour assistance team are always on hand to help you.
All our travel insurance policyholders can contact our medical emergency team.