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    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for Sudan
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Sudan
    HIGH TRAVEL RISK for Darfur; South Kordofan, West Kordofan and Blue Nile states

Risk Summary

Travel security risks vary considerably between different regions. The overall threat environment in the central and north-eastern parts of the country is far less severe than in the south and west, where conflicts in Darfur and along the South Sudanese border pose serious concerns.

Levels of petty crime are generally low compared with those in Western countries, though petty theft can be a problem in northern urban areas. Violent crime is rare in the capital Khartoum, Omdurman (Khartoum state), Port Sudan (Red Sea state) and surrounding areas (such as the 'Gezira triangle' south-east of Khartoum) and rarely affects foreign business personnel. Social unrest is an increasing problem in Sudan, largely driven by socio-economic grievances. Terrorism poses a low threat. Road traffic accidents are a salient risk for foreign travellers due to poor driving standards.

Clashes occur regularly between the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army-North (SPLM/A-N) and the Sudanese army in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states, and the security situation along the border with South Sudan is volatile. Armed clashes also continue in the Darfur region, where the risk of kidnapping is also highest. Political tensions, especially concerning perceived UN 'interference' in internal issues can prompt unrest, particularly in Darfur, where the authorities have little capacity to contain such disturbances.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE


Vaccinations For Sudan
CholeraOral vaccination is recommended for travellers
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Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Meningitis - meningococcalVaccination with the quadrivalent vaccine
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverSudan is a country with a risk of yellow fever
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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