According to usprivateschoolsfinder, South Sudan is the youngest country in the world. On July 9, 2011, South Sudan gained independence from Sudan (Sudan) through a referendum. South Sudan borders Sudan (Sudan), Central African Republic, Congo-Kinshasa, Uganda (Uganda), Kenya and Ethiopia. The capital of South Sudan is Juba. A number of major cities in South Sudan are: Aweil, Malakal, Wau and Yei.
South Sudan is a country in full development. The country still has a lot to do after the secession from Sudan. It is particularly restless in the border areas with Sudan and there are still multiple violent incidents outside the major cities. In addition, it is still struggling with major damage from a long-drawn-out civil war (1954 to 2005). The country wants to get tourism going as soon as possible. At the moment there are good facilities such as hotels, restaurants and bars only in the capital Juba. The biggest attraction of South Sudan are the various National Parks in the south of the country. These are best known for the largest migration of antelopes in the world (7 million head). In addition, many other animal species live here, such as: lions, giraffes, elephants and monkeys. Other attractions in South Sudan are the bridge over the Nile,
Where is South Sudan?
Travel information of South Sudan
Official name: Republic of South Sudan
Area: 619,745 km²
Capital: Juba (Juba)
Country code: SS, SSD
Population: 10,561,244 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Federal presidential democratic republic
Highest point: 3,187 m (Kinyeti)
Distance (Amsterdam – Juba): 5,829 km
Flight time: approximately 8 hours and 30 minutes
Negative travel advice
Current status: All trips to South Sudan are discouraged.
Current color code: Red. Due to this status, a negative travel advice
is in effect for South Sudan.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place in South Sudan that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of South Sudan, please visit Countryaah.
At the moment there are no travel organizations that offer travel to South Sudan. It is possible to book airline tickets.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about South Sudan?
Weather and climate
South Sudan has a subtropical climate. Temperatures are around 25 to 35 degrees all year round.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for South Sudan can be found on our detailed weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of South Sudan can be found at Climate info.
January and December are the best months to travel to South Sudan. This avoids the months with extremely high temperatures and sand storms.
English is the official language in South Sudan.
Would you like to translate from or into English for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months upon arrival in South Sudan.
A visa is required and is currently only available for business travel. You can apply for this in person at the embassy of South Sudan in Belgium.
Note: Your passport cannot contain an Israeli stamp.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in South Sudan: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Embassy of South Sudan in Belgium (also for the Netherlands): goss-brussels.com.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
Before visiting South Sudan, it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).
Malaria occurs in South Sudan. Malaria is an infectious disease transmitted by malaria mosquitoes. This infectious disease can lead to death if not treated in time and/or incorrectly.
For prevention and control of malaria, please visit our malaria page.
Money and Currency
In South Sudan people pay with the South Sudanese pound (SSG).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in South Sudan can be found on our ATMs page. However, these do not accept Dutch bank cards.
Prices in South Sudan are much higher than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is +10% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (10% more expensive), food (200% more expensive), imported beer in the catering industry (8% cheaper) and cigarettes (27% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
In South Sudan it is not customary to tip.
During our summer time there is no time difference with the Netherlands.
During our winter time it is 1 hour later in South Sudan.
South Sudan has no difference between winter time and summer time.
Find the local time, date and time zone for South Sudan on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
In South Sudan you must drive on the right.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within South Sudan.
In South Sudan you may need a travel plug in some cases.
More information about common plugs and sockets in South Sudan can be found on our electricity page.
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 999
– Fire: 999
– Ambulance: 999
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to South Sudan can be found on Google news.
Online newspapers from South Sudan:
Southsudannation.com and Southsudannewsagency.com.
Websites from South Sudan end in.ss.
South Sudan official website: Goss.org.
The country code (international access code) to call someone in South Sudan is 00211 or +211.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from South Sudan? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from South Sudan.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from South Sudan.
An overview of all public holidays in South Sudan can be found on Beleven.org.
Reviews and travel experiences
On TripAdvisor you will find traveler reviews of accommodations (eg hotel), restaurants and destinations in South Sudan, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about South Sudan?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited South Sudan. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in South Sudan can be found on Protected Planet.
South Sudan is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to South Sudan? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.
Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you are planning to do business in or with South Sudan, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about South Sudan, including: opportunities, import and export regulations, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, current sanctions, business partners and subsidies.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to South Sudan.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: Unknown
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 18.
– Smoking ban: No
– Homosexuality: Not allowed. Prison sentence up to 10 years.
Did you know that…
…until 2005, South Sudan was at war with (North) Sudan for 50 years?
…90% of the inhabitants have to live on less than 1 dollar a day?
…More than 80% of the population has no toilet?
…Only 2% of children complete primary school in South Sudan?
…An average family lives 45 minutes from a water source?