𝐍𝐚𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐂 𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐮𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐥 𝐚𝐝𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐚, 𝐁𝐫𝐚𝐳𝐢𝐥, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐀𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐚
In the last few weeks, the Government of Sierra Leone has been following the COVID-19 situation globally with increasing concern. While case counts have plateaued in some countries, other countries have had high transmission and an exponential increase in cases, which has been attributed to new variants of the SARS COV-2 virus.
In order to prevent the entry into Sierra Leone of these variants, as from Wednesday May 12, 2021, NaCOVERC will institute additional protective measures on travel between Sierra Leone and countries known to have high SARS-COV-2 transmission, a sudden increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, and/or circulation of variants of Public Health concern.
NaCOVERC will take necessary action to identify countries based on operational review on a weekly basis as new evidence emerges.
Travel from Sierra Leone
NaCOVERC advises against all but essential travel to Countries with High Transmission, Exponential Increase in Cases, and/or Circulation of SARS COV-2 (COVID-19) Variants
of Public Health Concern at this time. Anyone who cannot avoid travelling to these countries should:
- Get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before traveling
- Follow all universal prevention precautions for SARS-CoV-2, which include:
o Wearing a mask over nose and mouth at all times when in public. o Avoiding crowds and stay at least 1 meter from others. o Washing hands frequently or using hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol). o Seeking immediate help on developing COVID-19 symptoms or getting in contact with a COVID-19 case.
Travel to Sierra Leone
Anyone traveling to Sierra Leone who has been from any Country with High Transmission, Exponential Increase in Cases, and/or Circulation of SARS COV-2 (COVID-19) Variants
of Public Health Concern in the past 14 days (excluding airport transit) will be required to: