Sudan Travel Vaccines and Advice
Bordered by the Red Sea, Sudan seduces tourists all year round. In addition to its perfect swimming beaches, Sudan also has many famous assets such as temples, pyramids, varied landscapes and hills for trekking. It is difficult to be bored in Sudan. Once you have finished exploring its historical monuments, take some time to relax by the Marra Deriba Lake. You can also visit Sanganeb National Park and Wadi Howar National Park. Do not forget to explore the island of Mero and its Ethnographic Museum. Before leaving the country, the desert, the savannah and the river Nile should be ticked off the list. One thing is certain: venturing to Sudan promises a memorable trip full of surprises.
Recommended travel vaccinations for Sudan
|Traveler’s diarrhea||Contaminated water/food|
|Hepatitis B||Contaminated body fluids|
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
|Yellow Fever||Mosquito bites|
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Sudan
|Acetazolamide or Dexamethasone||Recommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness|
|Azithromycin or Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea|
|Malarone, Doxycycline or Mefloquine||Recommended anti-malaria medication|
Current Weather in Sudan
Medical Care in Sudan
In Sudan, medical care proves unsatisfactory, if not mediocre. The same can even be said of service in the capital Khartoum. If you venture outside of big cities, healthcare is impossible to find. The Ibn Khaldoon Hospital or the Modern Medical Center can offer treatment if you require hospitalization, but there are also many private clinics which provide satisfactory care. They are open at night, except on Fridays and Sundays. Serious medical problems in Sudan will require emergency medical evacuation by plane.
It is important to be aware that pharmacies in urban areas are not well supplied, and therefore you should bring a first aid kit with all of your usual medications.
For medical assistance, dial 333.
Is Sudan Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Demonstrations||Risk of violence|
|Road safety||Poor road conditions; Common roadblocks;Sever fuel shortage|
|Public transportation||Limited outside major cities|
|State of emergency||State of emergency in effect in Darfur/ Kassala/ South, West and North Kordofan|
|Abyei region, Southern Kordofan, Blue Nile, Northern Kordofan and White Nile states||AVOID ALL TRAVEL|
|Darfur||AVOID ALL TRAVEL|
|Area bordering Eritrea (in Red Sea State) and Libya||AVOID ALL TRAVEL|
|Risk level||High degree of caution|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Sudan?
Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.
Both, a visa and a passport are required to enter Sudan. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of departure. When applying for the visa, make sure you give it at least two months before leaving for Sudan.
A permit is also required if you are travelling outside of Khartoum.
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Embassy of Canada to Sudan information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.
Canadian Embassy to Sudan
29 Africa Road, Block 56,
Khartoum 1, Sudan
Tel.: 249 156 550 500
Fax: 249 156 550 501
Email: [email protected]