Travel Vaccinations for Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is a country located in West Africa with a population of 7 million people and climate at a high of 30C. Proof of yellow fever vaccination is required for entry to Sierra Leone.

The zika virus is also a risk in Sierra Leone. This virus can cause serious birth defects. It is recommended that pregnant women, or women planning to become pregnant, should not travel to Sierra Leone.

Ebola struck Sierra Leone in July of 2014. The outbreak claimed more than 700 lives.

In March 2016, the World Health Organization declared Sierra Leone Ebola-free.


Vaccination Advice When...
Typhoid Vaccination recommended 10 days before travel
Hepatitis A Vaccination recommended 2 weeks before travel
Diphtheria Vaccination recommended 3 months before travel
Tuberculosis *Vaccination sometimes recommended 3 months before travel
Hepatitis B *Vaccination sometimes recommended 2 months before travel
Rabies *Vaccination sometimes recommended 1 month before travel
Meningitis *Vaccination sometimes recommended 2-3 weeks before travel
Cholera *Vaccination sometimes recommended 2 weeks before travel
Yellow Fever Certificate of vaccination or exemption from vaccination required 10 days before travel
Japanese B encephalitis Not required
Tick-borne encephalitis Not required