PAYMENT OF SECURITY FEE OF US$ 25 BY INBOUND AND OUTBOUND PASSENGERS AT THE FREETOWN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, LUNGI.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs wishes to inform all inbound and outbound passengers, particularly those using the Freetown International Airport in Lungi, that effective 31st of August 2022, the Government of Sierra Leone will cease to pay for security services provided by SECURIPORT, and that the passengers will meet the cost of the said service.
The public will recall that since 2016, the Government of Sierra Leone has been meeting the cost of the security services provided by SECURIPORT at the Freetown International Airport. However, considering the impact of the world economic crisis on our economy, the Government can no longer meet the initial services per passenger. The renegotiated fee for both inbound and outbound passengers is $25. The agreed fee will be paid by each passenger through an online platform/digital payment system developed by SECURIPORT.
To give effect to the above, effective September 1st, 2022, all inbound and outbound passengers are required to pay the sum of US$25 at the time of purchasing their air tickets by using either of the following payment facilities: Orange Money, Afrimoney, and online payment platform: www.securipass.sl. Passengers who do not have access to the internet or mobile phone services can execute the transaction over the counter of the following Banks: Ecobank, United Bank for Africa (UBA), and Sierra Leone Commercial Bank (SLCB).
The fees collected by SECURIPORT will allow authorities to utilize cutting-edge border control technology tools to ensure the safety of passengers, airport installations, and other hardware and equipment.
The Ministry wishes to assure all passengers, the Airport Authorities, and other Agencies at the airport of quality security services.
For further enquiries on this matter, please contact the Ministry’s media office on +23276200088 and or SECURIPORT on +23290711636
MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS