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    EXTREME MEDICAL RISK for South Sudan
    EXTREME TRAVEL RISK for South Sudan
    HIGH TRAVEL RISK for Juba

Risk Summary

The overall risk to business travellers in South Sudan is EXTREME, particularly in areas outside Juba, where the current travel risks are still rated as HIGH. The security situation faces further deterioration in the wake of recent political developments and the apparent splintering of the main rebel faction. Unlike during the outbreak of civil conflict in December 2013, when the theater of war was primarily centered on the northern states, alliances formed over the past year have increased the likelihood of clashes occurring in much of the country. The potential for widespread conflict is the main reason behind the EXTREME risk rating for areas outside of Juba.

Violent crime and theft risks had worsened during the civil conflict of 2013-15, and levels remain elevated despite the signing of a peace agreement in August 2015. Outside urban areas, bandits and insurgent groups often operate on main roads, making overland travel hazardous. Fighting between government and rebel forces, other factional clashes and communal/pastoral violence all pose credible incidental threats to travellers in rural areas. Ethnic tensions regularly involve gratuitous violence.

There are few paved roads in South Sudan, and roads outside major towns are often in poor condition. Seasonal rains make rural areas difficult to access and driving hazardous. Airstrips can also be closed for days at a time due to heavy rains and waterlogged landing strips between April and November each year. There is also a risk from landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) across former conflict sites.

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 South 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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PolioA booster is recommended. Although polio has not
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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 feverSouth Sudan is a country with a risk of yellow
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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