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The Republic of South Sudan is located in northeastern Africa, bordered by Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Central African Republic.
The country is currently unstable, with violent crime prevalent, making travel unsafe. But, once travelers are able to safely visit, they will be able to enjoy a wealth of national parks packed with different animals, as well as meet a wide variety of tribal groups, each with their own customs and traditions.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for South Sudan. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for South Sudan: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, cholera, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, and influenza.
Yellow fever vaccination is highly recommended for travelers to Kenya. Malaria, dengue and chikungunya are also present in-country. Bring repellents, nettings and be sure to use antimalarials.
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Cholera is a risk in certain parts of South Sudan. Vaccination against the food- and waterborne illness is recommended for travelers to the region. The best protection against cholera is through vaccination.
Passport Health’s travel clinics carry Vaxchora, the only cholera vaccine approved for use in the United States. Book your cholera vaccination appointment today by calling or book online now.
American travelers visiting South Sudan must have a valid passport and visa for entry. The government of South Sudan also requires all travelers show proof of yellow fever vaccination.
A single-entry visa is valid for one month and a multiple-entry visa is valid for up to three months in South Sudan. Travelers staying in South Sudan for more than three days should register with the Department of Immigration and Aliens Control at the Ministry of Interior in Juba.
For more information, see our South Sudan visa page. Or contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
South Sudan is hot, with a rainy and dry season that is influenced by the shift of the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone. The rainy season begins around April and ends in November. The dry season is from December to March. There is not much variance in temperatures based on seasons or location within the country.
The U.S. Department of State warns against traveling to South Sudan due to ongoing fighting and violent crime.
In July 2016, violent fighting between the government of South Sudan and opposing forces began in Juba. Instability has continued and been exacerbated by economic instability and intercommunal violence.
There is a high risk of violent crime throughout the country. Travel outside of Juba should be done with at least two vehicles and appropriate recovery and medical equipment in case of an emergency. Robbery, muggings, pickpocketing also occur.
Boma National Park is a protected area near the Ethiopian border covering 22,800 km2 (8,800 sq mi) of land. It is home to gazelles, buffalo, elephants, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes, lions, birds, among other animals. It is an amazing location to go for bird watching, or to see the large mammals that travelers see during Safaris.
South Sudan offers a lot to travelers visiting. But, you will still need to bring a few items with you:
When traveling it is very helpful to find out exactly where the U.S. embassy or consulates are located. Keep the address written down in case you have a legal problem, you lose your passport, or you want to report a crime. Be sure to keep a copy of your passport with you in case you lose the original.
U.S. Embassy Juba
adjacent to the European Union’s compound
Juba, South Sudan
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