Trade Mission to
Sierra Leone

The Rapaport Group is pleased to announce

our Trade Mission to Sierra Leone

Sunday, October 15 through Friday, October 20, 2023

The trip to Sierra Leone will provide an opportunity for members of the diamond and jewelry trade to meet and interact with the artisanal digger community in Sierra Leone. The mission will promote greater understanding of the role of the artisanal sector in the jewelry industry. It will highlight and demonstrate opportunities for profitable sustainable economic development available to the jewelry industry. It will encourage understanding and relationship building between artisanal diggers and the jewelry trade.

Jewelers, dealers, and diamond manufacturers are invited to register their application for the trip via

The mission will be limited to 25 participants due to strict logistical limitations.

For additional information, please email: [email protected]

Please note. This is not a diamond buying trip. While business connections will be available and encouraged our mission is to develop relationships and opportunities for future business and development activity.



Rapaport will be providing all ground arrangements. Including hotels, food, transpiration, and security. Freetown accommodation will be in a 4 star hotel. Kono accommodation will be in a 3 star hotel. The fee for the trip is $2,950 per participant. It includes all ground arrangement from arrival through airport departure. It does not include air travel to or form Freetown Sierra Leone or vaccination or visa fees.

There will be a weekend extension from Friday night through Sunday departure for an additional $950.

Participant Responsibilities:

All participants will require a Visa, Yellow Fever vaccination and malaria medication.
The Rapaport Team can assist with obtaining visas and meeting other requirements. Official program ends after breakfast Friday. Participants may wish to extend their stay at their expense till Sunday evening, October 22, 2023- Latest departing flight on Sunday is Brussels at 6:15pm.

Air Travel:

Air travel to Sierra Leone is limited. Upon acceptance, participants are advised to contact their travel agent as soon as possible to ensure that they can reach Sierra Leone by Sunday, Oct. 15.

Visa Requirements:

  1. Scan your passport information page, and save it on your computer. 
  2. Apply online filling all the details and attach your passport scan. You will be redirected to make payment. 

If granted, we will email the visa and receipt back to you as soon as it is received from the Immigration Office. 

Please note: 

  • Both these documents should be presented to immigration officials when you arrive at the airport. 
  • The landing visa is valid for entry anytime within 3 months and for stays of up to 1 month. You can apply for extensions, multiple-entry and business visas when in Freetown or through the relevant High Commission or Embassy. 
  • If you have not received a copy of your visa in five business days, please contact us immediately. However, make sure you go through your junk or spam filters first as well as any third party email filtering software. This is the most common reason for non receipt of visa. 
  • Visa Fees: Indian -$80, American – $160, Israel – 80 ILS


Participants should complete the online registration application as soon as possible. Rapaport will notify applicants that have been selected for the trip on an ongoing basis. Click here to Register.