Current travel advisories for Sudan

Last Update: Monday, 17. May 2021 at 08:23

Please reconsider your need to travel to Sudan.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 4.1 / 5

Sudan is a country in Africa (Northern Africa) with around 41 million citizens and a land mass of 2,505,810 km². We detected travel advisories from 8 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 4.2 / 5

Sudan shares land borders with 9 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 4.2 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Central African Republic (5.0), Libya (5.0), Chad (4.3), Eritrea (4.2), Democratic Republic of the Congo (4.0), Uganda (4.0), Egypt (3.9), Ethiopia with (3.8) and Kenya with (3.8 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 34,461 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 2,365 reported deaths associated with the disease in Sudan.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/sudan

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. Any destination could experience a sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 and a heightened risk to travellers of contracting the virus. Strict health measures and movement restrictions could be imposed suddenly. Should you decide to travel despite our advice, be prepared to remain overseas longer than you intended. You should also be aware that your travel insurance may not cover travel disruption or medical expenses. Managed Isolation and Quarantine in New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand must undertake 14 days of government-provided managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). Detailed information about MIQ requirements in New Zealand can be found at www.miq.govt.nz. Pre-departure testing requirements for travellers to New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand (excluding those from Antarctica, Australia and most Pacific Islands) must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before departure. Detailed information about pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Unite Against Covid-19 website here. We recognise that some New Zealanders do continue to live and travel overseas. We continue to provide destination-specific advice about other safety and security risks below.

Danger level: 0

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Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/sudan

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Danger level: 3

Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/sudan-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Reconsider travel to Sudan due to COVID-19, crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and armed conflict. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Sudan due to COVID-19, indicating a high level of COVID-19 in the country. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Sudan.   Country Summary: Crime, such as kidnapping, armed robbery, home invasion, and carjacking can occur. This type of crime is more frequent outside of Khartoum. Members of known terrorist groups and individuals sympathetic to these groups in Sudan could attack with little or no warning, targeting foreign and local government facilities, and areas frequented by Westerners. Demonstrations can occur with no warning. The majority of recent demonstrations in Khartoum have been planned and peaceful. However, police and other security forces may intervene to disperse demonstrators, including with the use of tear gas when protests occur near key government locations and/or impair freedom of movement. Violence continues along the border between Chad and Sudan and areas that border South Sudan (including the disputed Abyei area). Armed opposition groups are active in Central Darfur state and parts of Blue Nile and South Kordofan states. Intercommunal clashes can occur throughout the country and can result in the declaration of localized States of Emergency. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens outside of Khartoum, as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization from the Sudanese government to travel outside of Khartoum. The U.S. Embassy requires U.S. government personnel in Sudan to use armored vehicles for official travel. Read the country information page.

Danger level: 4

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Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/SD

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Undvik icke nödvändiga resor - Undvik onödiga resor till Sudan. Det pågår ett maktskifte i landet och läget kan bli instabilt mycket snabbt. I Khartoum och på annat håll i landet har det förekommit våldsamma demonstrationer. Undvik allt resande till Darfurområdet och Sydsudan samt till gränsområdena mot Eritrea.På grund av coronapandemin kan läget och restriktionerna ändras plötsligt och utan förvarning. Följ de lokala myndigheternas information för att hålla dig uppdaterad om läget i Sudan.

Danger level: 4

Reduce Travel to the necessary minimum..

Finnish government

https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/SD

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Undvik alla resor

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Avoid Travelling..

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/sudan

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Parts of Sudan have experienced heavy rainfall and flooding. Sudan is also experiencing an outbreak of Cholera and vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV). Some international flights into and from Sudan have resumed. There's a curfew in Khartoum. Curfew times change regularly. Check the advice of local authorities for current curfew hours. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Sudan due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

Cypriot government

Quelle: http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa2016.nsf/travel_en.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid travel completely

Danger level: 5

Avoid travel completely.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 41 million
Covering landmass
2,505,810 km²
Electricity
230V - 50Hz
Currency
Dinar (SDD)
ISO 2-Letter Code
SD
Phone prefix
+249
Top Level Domain
.sd
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900/1800/3G

Airports in Sudan (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Sudan.

Is Sudan safe to travel in 2020?

There are some travel advisories for Sudan. With a risk index of 4.1 out of 5 possible point, we suggest you consult your local authorities before booking a flight.

How many countries have issued advisories for Sudan?

We currently know of 8 countries having issued advisories for Sudan.

What countries does Sudan share land borders with?

Sudan shares land borders with 9 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 4.2 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Central African Republic (5.0), Libya (5.0), Chad (4.3), Eritrea (4.2), Democratic Republic of the Congo (4.0), Uganda (4.0), Egypt (3.9), Ethiopia with (3.8) and Kenya with (3.8 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!