Government of Sierra Leone has removed the need for pre departure Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test for passengers departing Sierra Leone in which fully vaccinated inbound passengers no longer required to take pre-departure COVID-19 test or test upon arrival.
A press release was put out today by the National COVID-19 Emergency Response Centre (NaCOVERC) informing the public on the new guidelines.
However, as the new guidelines will take effect on Wednesday 13th April 2022, all passengers will be required to adhere to COVID-19 testing requirements for the destination countries.
After the outbreak of COVID-19, the Government of Sierra Leone introduced guidelines asking vaccinated passengers to have both a COVID-19 PCR and RDT test (in addition to the negative test result required to get authorisation to travel to Sierra Leone.
If passengers are tested negative for the RDT test, they will be allowed to leave the airport and required to quarantine at home, where they must observe public health protocols while they wait for the result of their PCR test which is expected to take no more than 48 hours.
If passengers are tested positive for the RDT test, they will be required to quarantine at a hotel in Lungi at their own expense while they wait for the result of their PCR test.
Meanwhile, fully vaccinated inbound passengers are no longer required to take pre-departure COVID-19 test or test upon arrival starting from Wednesday 13th April, 2022.
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