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Overview

Bo-Waterside is an international border crossing post between Sierra Leone and Liberia. The road from Kenema to the border point is very bad and during the rainy season it becomes more difficult to access and might take few days to go through due to the traffic and potholes along the road. 

BORDER CROSSING LOCATION & CONTACT

Name of Border Crossing:

 

Bo-Waterside [Sierra Leone]

Gendema [Liberia]

Province or District:

Southern Province / Pujehun District

Nearest Town or City:
(Nearest location with distance from port)

Zimmi
Distance: 45 km, takes roughly 2 hours due to the road condition

Latitude:

7.019222

Longitude:

-11.377

Managing Authority/Agency:

NRA

Contact Person

Tel. 23222292734

Tel. 23222290544

contact.customs@nra.gov.sl

Travel Times

Nearest International Airport:

Lungi International Airport via Masiaka-Yonibana Highway

Distance: 426 km

Truck: 2 days

Car: 8 hours

Nearest Port:

Freetown Port

Distance: 386 km

Truck: 2 days

Car: 8 hours

Nearest Major Market:
(Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets,
or with significant manufacturing or production capacity.)

Pujehun

Distance: 112 km

Truck: 1 day

Car: 4 hours

Other Information:
(Please provide additional details of this route if relevant,
such as information about whether there are fueling stations or weighing bridges en-route.)

 

 There are some fueling stations along the road. There are not weighing bridges. 

Hours of Operation

MONDAYS

0800 - 1700

TUESDAYS

0800 - 1700

WEDNESDAYS

0800 - 1700

THURSDAYS

0800 - 1700

FRIDAYS

0800 - 1700

SATURDAYS

0800 - 1700

SUNDAYS

0800 - 1700

NATIONAL HOLIDAYS:
(List dates of closure and hours of operation if different from regular schedule.)

No National Holidays

SEASONAL CONSTRAINTS:
(i.e., winter months, rainy season, etc.)

Rainy season due to the road condition. 

Daily Capacity

N/A 

Customs Clearance

There are no fees on trucks or vehicles leaving the country. They need to have a laissez-passer obtained from Freetown Customs. 

Other Relevant Information

The trucks are subject to physical inspection to ensure that the quantity and content of the cargoes correspond to what mentioned in the Manifest. 

For more information, please see the following link: 4.1 Sierra Leone Government Contact List