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Last verified: Monday, 19. August 2019 at 07:23 AM

South Sudan Travel Advisory

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Local Situation: 5.0 / 5

It is not safe to travel South Sudan. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.6 / 5

South Sudan shares a land border with 5 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including South Sudan), the Advisory Index is 3.6 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Sudan (4.2), Democratic Republic of the Congo (3.8), Ethiopia (2.9), Uganda with 2.9 and Kenya with 2.7 (of 5).

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination South Sudan from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 5.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Armed conflict, including attacks on civilians could break out with little warning (see Safety and security). The level of our advice has not changed. Do not to travel to South Sudan.

Source: http://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/africa/east/Pages/south_sudan.aspx

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid all travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/south-sudan

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Cyprus

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Malta

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The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises Maltese nationals against all travel to South Sudan. Any Maltese nationals in the country should leave as soon as it is safe to do so.

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Lämna landet omedelbart - Undvik alla resor till Sydsudan för närvarande. Finländare som ännu befinner sig i Sydsudan uppmanas att lämna landet.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/SS

About South Sudan

South Sudan with its capital Juba is a country in Africa (Eastern Africa), slightly smaller than Texas (619,745 km²). The country is located East-Central Africa; south of Sudan, north of Uganda and Kenya, west of Ethiopia. The climate can be described as hot with seasonal rainfall influenced by the annual shift of the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone; rainfall heaviest in upland areas of the south and diminishes to the north. The landscape is plains in the north and center rise to southern highlands along the border with Uganda and Kenya; the White Nile, flowing north out of the uplands of Central Africa, is the major geographic feature of the country. With a population of about 12.23 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Juba
Population about 12.23 million
Size 619.745 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Texas
Common languages English
Currency South Sudanese Pound (short: SSP)
International phone prefix +211
Internet Top Level Domain .ss
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 SS
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 SSD
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 728

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of South Sudan. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Agriculture products

  1. bananas
  2. beans
  3. cassava
  4. cattle
  5. cotton
  6. gum arabic
  7. maize
  8. mangoes
  9. manioc
  10. millet

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for South Sudan?

South Sudan is currently rated at 5,0 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 5 official sources. It is not safe to travel South Sudan.

Is it safe to travel South Sudan in 2019?

With these high scores (5,0) you should avoid all kind of travel to South Sudan and maybe pick another location. This is not a place for holidays.

How many travel advisories do you know for South Sudan?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 5 individual sources for South Sudan.

What is the size of South Sudan?

South Sudan has a size of 619,745 km² or 239,285 mi² which is slightly smaller than Texas.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

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