Foreign travel advice

Sierra Leone

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There has been widespread flooding on the Freetown peninsula as a result of torrential rain. Access to and from Lungi airport by ferry and road isn’t affected. If you’re in the area or planning to travel to Sierra Leone, monitor local news and follow the advice of the local authorities.

If you travel outside the Freetown peninsula, try to complete your travel during the hours of daylight, inform your employers of your whereabouts and make sure they have copies of your itinerary.

Terrorist attacks in Sierra Leone can’t be ruled out. Attacks could be indiscriminate. You should be vigilant, especially in places visited by foreigners. See Terrorism

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel and make sure your insurance specifically includes medical repatriation.