Sierra Leone Introduces Visa Free Entry Policy For West Africans
Written by Smooth FM on September 9, 2019
The government of Sierra Leone has committed itself to promoting tourism and attracting foreign direct investment by changing its visa policy.
The new policy offers visa-free entry for ECOWAS citizens, and AU citizens will pay a $25 fee to receive a visa-on-arrival. The Sierra Leonean Ministry of Internal Affairs announced this in a press release.
Sierra Leone, a member of the Economic West African States (ECOWAS) won’t charge any visa fees for West African countries. Other African Union countries will pay a visa fee of $25 while all other countries will pay a visa fee of $80.
The visa on arrival policy extends to citizens of countries and blocs like the United Kingdom, European Union citizens, U.S. citizens, citizens of Commonwealth member countries, citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council member countries, and citizens of the BRICS countries among others.