Travel.Gov.Sl is Sierra Leone’s official travel registration portal for passengers arriving at or departing from Freetown International Airport. The ICT Covid-19 Response PIllar manages the site which processes travel authorisation and assists the Surveillance Pillar with contact tracing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Government of Sierra Leone has reopened its national airspace to commercial flights after air, land, and sea borders were closed on March 22, 2020. Public health and aviation officials agree that one key way to build traveler confidence and continue to flatten the coronavirus curve is with increased testing.

Sierra Leone’s travel protocols effective July 22, 2020, require all passengers to apply for a travel permit from Travel.Gov.Sl. To receive permission to travel in or out of the country, each passenger must provide the following: A negative COVID-19 PCR lab test result issued no longer than 72hours before departure, proof of payment for a COVID-19 PCR test in Sierra Leone, and a completed public health locator form. Children ages two years old and younger are exempt from testing. Travel.Gov.Sl is the one-stop-shop that will process all requirements and issue travel authorizations.

Travel.Gov.Sl is available 24/7. Passengers can register and pay for their tests online and through mobile money. They can order a regular or premium test, with the latter offering appointment flexibility.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak in Sierra Leone the Directorate of Science, Technology, and Innovation as the lead of the ICT Pillar of the National Covid-19 Emergency Response has worked with various Ministries, Departments, and Agencies, Local ICT experts and development partners to deploy digital tools to improve the fight against the coronavirus. Fix Solutions, a technology company has played a leading role in the design and deployment of the travel web application. 

From drones for surveillance during lockdowns to an e-pass solution to ease travel restrictions, and a COVID-19 Self-Check SMS and USSD Mobile Application; DSTI continues to champion Sierra Leone’s commitment to national innovation.

  • Dr. Abu K. Kamara PhD. PGC. MPhil. MSc. FCCA(UK). FCA(SL). BSc. Econs(Hons)
    6:29 PM, September 2020

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    It is possible for the payment of the COVID-19 PCR test on arrival?

    Best Regards


  • Ridwani isharka
    5:27 PM, September 2020

    I should be travelling to Accra on Friday, and I want to do the Corona test. Where and how should I do?

  • Joyce Banya
    12:41 PM, September 2020

    Excellent guideline and travel advisory

  • anthony davies
    3:06 PM, October 2020

    I (Anthony A. Davies) am travelling to Freetown tomorrow the 8th of october 2020 that is why I took the covid 19 test (which proved I am negative for corona virus) as required by the airline and Sierra leone government.
    Anthony A. Davies

  • Moses Gborie
    6:39 PM, November 2020

    i want to travel to sierra leone

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