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Moeda Leone (SLL)
Código do país 00232
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necessary, with residual validity of at least one year months since entering the country. For any changes to this rule you should inquire in advance at the Embassy or Consulate of the country present in Italy or at your travel agent.


Healthcare facilities in General and those of emergency are deficient and unreliable. There are few pharmacies, however lacking in kind of medicines. We recommend that you carry a stock of medicines for emergencies and for specific pathologies which are both suffering. Present in the country are, however, some hospitals run by NGOs and by Italian clerics, who boast a good level compared to the local standards. In particular, of the following structures: -Surgical and Medical Centre (operational since November 2001) managed by Emergency to Goderich (10 miles from Freetown) and specialized in emergency surgery; -Hospital "Holy Spirit" of Makeni opened in 2007 thanks to the fundraiser promoted by Caritas and where they are active volunteers of the Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi; -Hospital in Lunsar, run by Italian clerics and dependent on the Diocese of Makeni. In case of necessity is also a private hospital, the Choitram Hospital indiana in Freetown, which offers satisfactory patient services and hospital stays. It is absolutely necessary to conclude, before embarking on your trip, health insurance, as well as providing coverage of medical expenses, even if air emergency medical repatriation or transfer in any other country. Endemic diseases are numerous, though shortly urban spread. Are very high risks of contracting yellow fever, tetanus, tuberculosis, typhoid, hepatitis and meningitis. Malaria is spread over the entire territory and in some cases is particularly severe and resistant to chlorine quinine. You should, after consulting a doctor, an anti-malarial even if not efficient in all cases and to take all necessary precautionary measures. We also recommend that, before you travel, consult a medical expert in tropical medicine and take medicines to combat malaria effectively in case of infections. Widespread HIV/AIDS, especially among the young population and urban environments. In the case of injuries or abrasions are recommended to thoroughly disinfect with mercury chrome or another disinfectant. It is recommended to perform, after consulting a doctor, vaccinations against meningitis, cholera, typhoid, tetanus, tuberculosis, hepatitis A and b. Due to the presence of avian influenza are advised to avoid contact with poultry and not go into their markets and farms. WARNINGS We recommend that you: -avoid eating raw foods; -wash and disinfect thoroughly fruits and vegetables; -drinking water and bottled drinks, without adding ice.


the cellular network is active in major cities. The fixed network is little diffused and in a bad state: the links are subject to frequent interruptions


Climate is typically tropical, with high percentage of moisture (90-95%) during the rainy season (May to October). The average yearly temperature is 27° with minimal tips in the months of December and January. Due to the tropical climate, we recommend light clothing in natural fabrics (linen, cotton). During the rainy season, from June to October, you should also carry clothing (shoes and jacket) waterproof.


Driving Licence: Italiana

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