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Monday, 17. June 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: 4.3 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Sudan. We detected travel advisories from 8 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), Kenya with 2.6 and Uganda with 2.6 (of 5).

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.
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On 3 June, at least 100 people were reportedly killed and many more injured by Sudanese security services trying to break-up long-running protests. Avoid protests and large gatherings, obey curfews and follow local authorities' instructions. We haven't changed the level of advice – 'reconsider your need to travel' in Sudan overall. For much of the south and ...

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

Australian government

Regional warning: This specific advisory covers a specific region. North, South and West Darfur, Abyei region, North and South Kordufan, Blue and White Nile State, Sennar State

On 3 June, at least 100 people were reportedly killed and many more injured by Sudanese security services trying to break-up long-running protests. Avoid protests and large gatherings, obey curfews and follow local authorities' instructions. We haven't changed the level of advice – 'reconsider your need to travel' in Sudan overall. For much of the south and west of the country, we recommend you 'do not travel'.

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

Australian government

Regional warning: This specific advisory covers a specific region. Areas within 15km of the border with Eritrea and Ethiopia

On 3 June, at least 100 people were reportedly killed and many more injured by Sudanese security services trying to break-up long-running protests. Avoid protests and large gatherings, obey curfews and follow local authorities' instructions. We haven't changed the level of advice – 'reconsider your need to travel' in Sudan overall. For much of the south and west of the country, we recommend you 'do not travel'.

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

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion wishes to advise Maltese travellers that protests which broke out across Sudan in December 2018 intensified significantly in Khartoum on 6 April 2019 and are continuing. These protests are focused especially around the area to the north of the airport, though are also taking place in the Khartoum 2, Amarat, ...

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.
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Avoid non-essential travel

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/sudan/

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

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Sudan.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

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

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

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 2505810 km²
Size comparable to slightly more than one-quarter the size of the US
Common languages Arabic, English
Timezone Africa/Khartoum with UTC offset of 3 hour(s)
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