Sierra Leone’s Lungi International Airport opens for international flight

As of Wednesday 22 July 2020, the Government of Sierra Leone has re-opened Lungi International Airport for flights in and out of the country after a four-month ban to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

The travel ban, which was imposed in March this year by President Julius Maada Bio, was lifted on 22 July 2020.

Following the President’s declaration, the Ministry of Transport and Aviation Authority, Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Sierra Leone Civil Aviation Authority, Sierra Leone Airport Authority and National COVID-19 Emergency Response Centre (NACOVERC) have developed safety and public health guidelines for international business.

The government ministries and agencies stressed that the travel advisory must be strictly adhered to by all arriving and departing passengers at the airport.

See the latest travel advisory from the World Health Organization here.

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