Messages for U.S. Citizens
- September 16, 2015 - Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens
- December 18, 2014 - Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Crime During the Holiday Season
- October 22, 2014 - Traveling to the U.S. from Sierra Leone
- September 11, 2014 - Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nationwide Ebola Virus Disease Information Campaign
- September 3, 2014 - Travel Alert - Potential Implications For Travel Because Of Ebola In Parts Of West Africa
- August 14, 2014 - Sierra Leone Travel Warning
- August 1, 2014 - Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) (PDF 79 KB)
- July 31, 2014 - CDC urges all US residents to avoid nonessential travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia because of an unprecedented outbreak of Ebola.
- July 15, 2014 - Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
- June 25, 2014 - Message for U.S. Citizens: July 4th Voting Message
- June 13, 2014 - Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
- June 6, 2014 - Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
- May 27, 2014 - Update on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) (PDF 172KB)
- May 5, 2014 - Polio Fact Sheet for Travelers
- April 23, 2014 - Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Advisories (PDF 31KB)
- April 10, 2014 - Worldwide Caution (PDF 241KB)
- April 7, 2014 - Update on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Guinea (PDF 173KB)
- April 1, 2014 - VOTING Message for U.S. Citizens Freetown (PDF 17KB)
- April 1, 2014 - Update on Viral Hemorrhagic Fever in Guinea (PDF 74 KB)
- March 24, 2014 - Message to U.S. Citizens - Viral Hemorrhagic Fever in Guinea (PDF 80 KB)
- September 26, 2013-Worldwide Caution (PDF 179 KB)
- August 2, 2013 - Message to U.S. Citizens - Worldwide Caution
- January 22, 2013 - Safety while Driving; Sierra Leone
- January 18, 2013 - Events in Mali and Effects on Neighboring Countries
October 29, 2012 - Sierra Leone Visas / Local Immigration Checks.
On several recent occasions immigration officials have stopped foreign travelers in Sierra Leone at roadside checkpoints, particularly in the Kono area. The Immigration Officials request to see documentation and proof that the traveler is legally in the country--which includes a passport and valid visa. These types of requests are legal, and it is within the purview of the Immigration Officials to request these documents. Please remember to bring your passport (with visa) when traveling outside of Freetown. After showing legitimate documents to Immigration Officials, most people have been able to freely continue on their way.
U.S. citizens that require Sierra Leone visas to enter the country should ensure that their visas remain current. Some U.S. citizens have experienced difficulty when departing the country with expired Sierra Leone visas.
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