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

Sudan Travel Advisory

Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Sudan

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Local Situation: 4.2 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Sudan. We detected travel advisories from 10 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.6 / 5

Sudan shares a land border with 9 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Sudan), the Advisory Index is 3.6 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Libya (5), Central African Republic (4.9), Democratic Republic of the Congo (3.8), Chad (3.6), Eritrea (3.4), Egypt (2.9), 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 Sudan from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 4.2 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

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 non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

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

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Iaktta särskild försiktighet när du reser i hela landet. Det har skett en militärkupp och landet leds nu av ett militärråd. Den politiska situationen är oberäknelig och säkerhetsläget kan förändras snabbt. Undvik demonstrationer och stora folkmassor. Ta på förhand reda på hurdant säkerhetsläget är i området.

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

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Sudan.

Issued by: Finnish government

Coverage: Blue Nile

Info: Undvik alla resor

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Sudan.

Issued by: Finnish government

Coverage: Central Darfur

Info: Undvik alla resor

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Sudan.

Issued by: Finnish government

Coverage: East Darfur

Info: Undvik alla resor

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Sudan.

Issued by: Finnish government

Coverage: North Darfur

Info: Undvik alla resor

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Sudan.

Issued by: Finnish government

Coverage: South Darfur

Info: Undvik alla resor

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Sudan.

Issued by: Finnish government

Coverage: West Darfur

Info: Undvik alla resor

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Sudan.

Issued by: Finnish government

Coverage: South Kordofan

Info: Undvik alla resor

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Sudan.

Issued by: Finnish government

Coverage: Red Sea

Info: Undvik alla resor

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

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

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Terrorists could attempt to take advantage of the ongoing civil unrest and poor security situation in Sudan to conduct attacks against Westerners at hotels, tourist sites, and public spaces in the major population centres. Attacks could occur anywhere and at any time, with little or no warning. See Safety and security We haven't changed the level of advice – ...

Source: http://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/africa/north/Pages/sudan.aspx

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Sudan.

Issued by: Australian government

Coverage: North, South and West Darfur, Abyei region, North and South Kordufan, Blue and White Nile State, Sennar State

Info: This regional advisory from the Australian government covers: North, South and West Darfur, Abyei region, North and South Kordufan, Blue and White Nile State, Sennar State.

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Sudan.

Issued by: Australian government

Coverage: Areas within 15km of the border with Eritrea and Ethiopia

Info: This regional advisory from the Australian government covers: Areas within 15km of the border with Eritrea and Ethiopia.

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

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

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Do not travel to the Darfur region, the Red Sea state border with Eritrea, the Abyei region, Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states, areas of Northern Kordofan and White Nile states south of the Kosti-El Obeid-En Nahud road, or within 50 kilometres of the border with Libya, due to the threat of armed conflict and terrorism and the high level of violent crime, including kidnapping. 

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

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

Advisory issued by: Malta

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion wishes to advise Maltese travellers that a man died during a protest held in El-Souk in the state of Sinnar.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

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

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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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: United States

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Do not travel to Sudan due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and armed conflict.   On April 11, 2019, the Department ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. government employees. Violent crime, such as kidnapping, armed robbery, home invasion, and carjacking, is common. Terrorist groups continue to pose a threat in Sudan. Terrorist groups ...

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

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

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

Advisory issued by: Austria

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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Sudan.

Source: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/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: Denmark

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Vi fraråder alle rejser til Sudan på grund af omfattende uroligheder og voldelige demonstrationer. Der er ikke en dansk ambassade i Sudan. Kontakt den norske ambassade i Khartoun, hvis du har brug for akut hjælp, men vær opmærksom på, at ambassaden har begrænset kapacitet til at bistå. Hvis du bor eller rejser i Sudan, bør du holde dig væk fra demonstrationer ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/Sudan/

History of rating changes

This is the change history of the risk assessment of Sudan.

Changes from June 8th 2019

The total rating for Sudan changed from 4.0 to 4.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Austrian government increased their existing warning for Sudan to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from April 12th 2019

The total rating for Sudan changed from 3.9 to 4.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Sudan to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from April 11th 2019

The total rating for Sudan changed from 3.8 to 3.9. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Sudan to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

About Sudan

Sudan with its capital Khartoum is a country in Africa (Northern Africa), slightly more than one-quarter the size of the US (2,505,810 km²). The country is located Northern Africa, bordering the Red Sea, between Egypt and Eritrea. The climate can be described as tropical in south; arid desert in north; rainy season varies by region (April to November). The landscape is generally flat, featureless plain; mountains in far south, northeast, and west; desert dominates the north. With a population of about 40.22 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Khartoum
Population about 40.22 million
Size 2.505.810 km²
Size comparable to slightly more than one-quarter the size of the US
Common languages Arabic, English, Finnish
Currency Dinar (short: SDD)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800/3G
International phone prefix +249
Internet Top Level Domain .sd
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 SD
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 SDN
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 736

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Sudan is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • desertification
  • inadequate supplies of potable water
  • periodic drought
  • soil erosion
  • wildlife populations threatened by excessive hunting

Natural hazzards

  • dust storms and periodic persistent droughts

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

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

Industries

  1. armaments
  2. automobile/light truck assembly
  3. cement
  4. cotton ginning
  5. edible oils
  6. milling
  7. oil
  8. petroleum refining
  9. pharmaceuticals
  10. shoes

Agriculture products

  1. animal feed
  2. bananas
  3. cassava
  4. cotton
  5. groundnuts
  6. gum Arabic
  7. livestock
  8. mangoes
  9. manioc
  10. millet

Sudanese Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Sudan.

Export products

  1. cotton
  2. gold
  3. gum Arabic
  4. livestock
  5. oil
  6. peanuts
  7. petroleum products
  8. sesame
  9. sugar

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. foodstuffs
  3. manufactured goods
  4. medicines
  5. refinery
  6. textiles
  7. transport equipment
  8. wheat

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Sudan?

Sudan is currently rated at 4,2 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 10 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Sudan.

Is it safe to travel Sudan in 2019?

The score is rather high (4,2) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Sudan. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Sudan?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 10 individual sources for Sudan.

What is the size of Sudan?

Sudan has a size of 2,505,810 km² or 967,498 mi² which is slightly more than one-quarter the size of the US.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.