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Last verified: Wednesday, 8. April 2020 at 07:22 AM

Sudan Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Sudan

Local Situation: 4.1 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Sudan. We detected travel advisories from 9 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.8 / 5

Sudan shares a land border with 9 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Sudan), the Advisory Index is 3.8 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Central African Republic (5), Libya (5), Democratic Republic of the Congo (3.9), Chad (3.7), Eritrea (3.4), Uganda (3.4), Ethiopia (3.3), Egypt with 3.2 and Kenya with 3.2 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Sudan

There are currently 14 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Sudan. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 2 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Sudan.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Sudan

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Sudan.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

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 4.1 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: 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: 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: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

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

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Reconsider travel to Sudan due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and armed conflict.   Country Summary: Crime, such as kidnapping, armed robbery, home invasion, and carjacking can occur. This type of crime is more frequent outside ...

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

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: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

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

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Undvik icke nödvändiga resor - Undvik onödigt resande 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. Man ska undvika allt resande till Darfurområdet och Sydsudan samt till gränsområdena mot Eritrea.

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

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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International flights to and from Sudan are suspended. Long-haul bus travel between cities is also suspended. All border crossings and seaports are closed. There's a 6pm-6am curfew and penalties for breaking curfew. If you're in Sudan, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/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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Individual rating changes for Sudan

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Sudan. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 23rd 2020

The total rating for Sudan changed from 4.0 to 4.1. 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).

Changes from March 18th 2020

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

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The Australian 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 December 19th 2019

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

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Sudan to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from December 3rd 2019

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

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The Australian government decreased their existing warning for Sudan to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from November 27th 2019

The total rating for Sudan changed from 4.1 to 3.9. Here are the influencing details:

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

Changes from October 5th 2019

The total rating for Sudan changed from 4.2 to 4.1. Here are the influencing details:

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

Changes from September 27th 2019

The total rating for Sudan changed from 4.3 to 4.2. Here are the influencing details:

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

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Sudan changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Cypriot government issued a new warning for Sudan with a rating of 5.0.

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Sudan with a rating of 5.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Sudan with a rating of 4.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Sudan with a rating of 4.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Sudan with a rating of 3.0.

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The Austrian government issued a new warning for Sudan with a rating of 5.0.

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The United States government issued a new warning for Sudan with a rating of 5.0.

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Sudan with a rating of 4.0.

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The Finnish government increased their existing warning for Sudan to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

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 4,1 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 9 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Sudan.

Is it safe to travel Sudan in 2020?

The score is rather high (4,1) 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 9 individual sources for Sudan.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Sudan?

There are currently 14 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Sudan. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 2 officially reported deaths related to this disease in 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.