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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


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Medium -

Inbound travel is possible, but with notable inconvenience; restrictions affect a wide range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a wide range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Low -

COVID-related precautions and restrictions causing some inconvenience to business operations. Most businesses are operating.

Both essential and non-essential businesses are operating, though outbreaks may impact medical and/or logistic factors  and cause disruption, often at short notice. Pre-existing security risks likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns in the near/medium term, though these disruptions will not affect the stability of the overall security environment. Elective surgery may not be accessible at times and VERY HIGH and HIGH Medical Risk Rated countries will be under pressure. Basic elements of BCPs – such as reduced or staggered staffing, social distancing, limited face to face interaction – may be active, with clear escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Entry rules
- Travellers should provide details of their original place of travel, transit locations and the final destination to the authorities. They should also disclose their address and contact details in the event the authorities need to contact them to inform them if another passenger on the flight tested positive.
- As of 19 May, the High Committee for Emergency and Health banned travellers coming from India, or who have been to India in the past 14 days. This includes Sudanese and foreign travellers.
-The committee also announced that passengers from Egypt and Ethiopia will be subject to further screening upon arrival.
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements

• Who needs to test + Type of test and timeframe?
- All travellers arriving from the UK, South Africa, Egypt, Ethiopia and Netherlands over the age of six arriving in Sudan are required to present a negative COVID-19 certificate for a test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival, all other travellers are required to provide PCR test results taken maximum 96 hours prior to the arrival.
- Passengers of Sudanese origin are subject to testing for COVID-19 on arrival.
• What information is required in the test result?
A hard copy must be presented. SMS proof is not accepted. The certificate should be stamped, have a barcode or a QR code from the issuing clinic.
(Until further notice)

Quarantine requirements

• Who must quarantine and for how long and where can this be done?
Sudan has lifted a ban on travel for all nationalities from the UK, the Netherlands and South Africa. Travellers from these countries will have to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Sudan, in addition to presenting a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to entering the country.
(until further notice)
OutboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any exit restrictions? No
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes/No
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements
Travellers departing Sudan are required to present a certified negative PCR test certificate from an accredited lab dated within 72 hours of departure.
(Until further notice)
Other
UK FCO states that a temperature check is administered before entering airport.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticSummary
• Is a state of emergency in place? Yes, in some states
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? No
• Can businesses operate? Yes
• Are there other restrictions on internal travel? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? Yes
(Until further notice)
State of emergency
- The state of South Darfur has put under a 'state of health emergency' until further notice. Gatherings are prohibited and masks are required in all public areas.
- North Kordofan has been put under a 'state of health emergency' until further notice. All social, political, and tribal gatherings in governmental and private institutions will be banned.
(Until further notice)

23 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Sudan

COVID-19 information for Sudan

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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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 a persistent risk in Sudan, largely driven by socio-economic and political 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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PolioAll travellers are recommended to be fully
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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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