South Sudan travel advice

Explore our complete guide to South Sudan with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for South Sudan.

South Sudan travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to South Sudan with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

South Sudan - quick facts
Time difference UK +3 hours
Language(s) English
Currency South Sudanese Pound
Electricity C + D plug (230V)
Driving side Right
Visa Yes

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South Sudan weather

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The South Sudan weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Juba.

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South Sudan travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting South Sudan from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around South Sudan.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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South Sudan travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to South Sudan with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in South Sudan, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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South Sudan covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in South Sudan with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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South Sudan FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to South Sudan including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to South Sudan due to Covid-19?

South Sudan is open for tourism from the UK.

Negative PCR test results or proof of full Covid-19 vaccination required for arrivals from the UK.

Check out Ministry of Health, South Sudan for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from South Sudan?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from South Sudan. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between South Sudan and the UK?

The time difference between South Sudan and the UK is UK time+3 hours.

What is the main language spoken in South Sudan?

The main language spoken in South Sudan is English.

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What is the currency in South Sudan?

The currency in South Sudan is the South Sudanese Pound (SSP).

Which plugs are used in South Sudan?

South Sudan uses electrical plug type C + D (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in South Sudan?

They drive on the right side of the road in South Sudan.

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Do you need a visa for South Sudan?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter South Sudan.

Check South Sudan visa requirements for all passport holders with VisaHQ* and iVisa.com*.

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