IPRA 2016





Travel Information:   



Airport - Hotel Transport info:

AIRPORT HOTEL TRANSFERS: IPRA has secured the services of 6 EXECUTIVE COACHES that will be at the disposal of participants during the duration of the conference free of charge to the partiicpants.. All the cost of this service will be covered by IPRA.

The coaches will be at the Airport two or three days to the conference to take participants to their hotels in Freetown on arrival free of cost to the participants. The coaches take about 1 hour 30 minutes from the Airport to Freetown.The coaches hired by IPRA will also be available free of cost from 1st to 3rd December  to take participants to the airport for their return journey.

There will also be boat service by Sea Coach Ferries with 70-seater boats but the cost of this which is $40 one way lasting about 25 minutes will be covered by the participants. We are negotiating discounts on this for participants and will bring information on this very soon.

Please register now for Airport-Hotel transfer: Click Here


Visa Information:

All visitors travelling to the Republic of Sierra Leone must OBTAIN APPROPRIATE VISA or entry permit. Visa applications must be made through any Sierra Leone Embassy, High Commission or Consulate.

Citizens of the West African Economic Community (ECOWAS) are exempted from this requirement and do not need VISA OR ENTRY PERMIT to enter Sierra Leone.

Tourist or business single entry visa is usually valid for 3 months from date issued, for a stay not to exceed 30 days. The Multiple entry visa is valid for either 6 months or one year for maximum stay on each entry of 30 days.

Special requirements exist for Official and Diplomatic passport holders. Please contact the High Commission for more information.

Note: Participants who are from countries that do not have Sierra Leone Embassy may complete the following online form: Landing Visa Application Form


How To Apply for a visa:

A visa application form must be completed by all applicants, which can be obtained at the High Commission or you can download it from here. Applications can be submitted by hand or by post.


  • A your valid, Passport, must have at least 6 months remaining
  • Visa Application Form completed and signed
  • Application fee (Please note that application fees are non-refundable)
  • Passport Photograph required
  • International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever and Cholera
  • Copy of round trip airline tickets
  • Letter of invitation

There are no Visa fees for citizens of the following Countries:










Sri Lanka




Trinidad & Tobago




Fees  for Landing permits and Visas for citizens of the following countries.

Fees are in local currency(Leone). Aproximate exchange rate: $1.00 = Le 5650.00(leones) 

Fees: Landing Permits for single and multiple entry visas



Asia (India, Nepal)

Le 300,000

Middle East(Lebanon)

Le 450,000

Australia / New Zealand

Le 500,000


Le 450,000


Le 556,000

North/Central Africa

Le 300,000


Le 350,000


Le 450,000


Le 277,000

Saudi Arabia

Le 450,000


Le 450,000

South African Region

Le 360,000


Le 300,000

South Korea

Le 180,000

EU Countries - others

Le 500,000


Le 295,000


Le 556,000


Le 225,000


Le 300,000


Le 300,000

Iran /Iran

Le 370,000

United Kingdom

Le 470,000


Le 675,000

USA & South America

Le 800,000


Le 310,000


Le 450,000

 Travel Hints:

We strongly advice all travellers to contact their local Embassy or Consulate upon arrival in a foreign country. Registering with your Embassy may be useful and can help to provide some of the following services below:

  • Locating individuals in cases of family or personal emergencies,
  • Relaying important travel and safety information about the region,
  • Arranging evacuation transportation in cases of natural disaster or civil unrest,
  • Issuing replacement passports when originals are lost, and
  • A number of other administrative services relating to personal documentation.

Many of these services involve emergency situations, and your local representative or embassy can only help you if you register with them on arrival at a country.





  • Dr Ibrahim Seaga Shaw - (Northumbria University, UK)
  • Dr Nesrin Kenar - (Sakarya University, Turkey)


ASSISTANT CO-ORDINATORS (Local Organising Committee)

  • Mrs Bernadette Cole - Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone
  • Mrs Memunatu Pratt - Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone
  • Mr Mohamed Lamranah  Shaw - Outreach Conference Assistant


Conference Administrative Assistants

  • Di Luo, Northumbria University, UK
  • Senthan Selvarajah, Northumbria University, UK
  • Brima Pateh Bah, University of Sierra Leone