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Before buying insurance for your trip to Sierra Leone, have a think about these things first:

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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:

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.

CurrencySierra Leonean Leone
Most common languages spokenEnglish
PopulationApprox. 7.5 million
Plug typePlug type D and G
Driving sideRight-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.


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