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Citizens of Ghana do not require visas when travelling to Sierra Leone for a stay of up to 90 days. Ghanaians enjoy visa-free travels to Sierra Leone due to the country’s Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) membership.

The ECOWAS adopted a Free Movement Protocol on May 29th 1979 and subsequently signed a Right of Residence and Establishment which allow ECOWAS citizens to travel without visas within the region.


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The protocols allow citizens of member states to enjoy free movement, have access to efficient education and health systems and engage in economic and commercial activities while living in dignity in an atmosphere of peace and security.

Ghanaians who wish to stay in Sierra Leone for more than 90 days should obtain a residence permit or must exit every 90 days.


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What Documents Do I need to travel to Sierra Leone?

  • Ghanaians travelling to Sierra Leone should be in possession of a valid government-issued Identity Card confirming the nationality of the holder as a Ghanaian. International passports or National IDs are accepted. For travels by air, only passports are accepted.
  • An international certificate of vaccination for Yellow Fever.
  • Return ticket not required: The Ghanaian traveller can decide to hold a one-way or round-trip ticket when travelling by air or land.
  • Proof of financial support not required.
  • Proof of accommodation not required.

How do I get to Sierra Leone from Ghana?

Sierra Leone is easily accessible from Ghana by air. ASKY Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Africa World Airlines and Kenya Airways fly from Accra to Freetown.


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1 comment
  1. I’m a Japanese citizen living in Ghana, Accra.
    How do I apply for a Visa from Ghana to Seira Leone?
    And also, the Visa Requirement is needed.
    Thank you,

    Sandra.

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