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Located in northeast Africa, Sudan is unarguably beautiful. Travelers can watch the sunrise over the Nubian pyramids, walk along the world’s largest river, and climb tall hills of sand.
The Sudanese are also known for being incredibly friendly and hospitable. But, current conflict and violence makes travel to the region unsafe, particularly in the Darfur region, Blue Nile, and Southern Kordofan states.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Sudan. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Sudan: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, cholera, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, and influenza.
Yellow fever vaccination is recommended for almost all travelers entering Sudan. Malaria is also present in the country. Antimalarials should be taken before, during and after your trip.
Meningitis is also a threat to travelers, especially from December to June. Consider meningitis vaccination including protection against meningitis B.
Visit our vaccinations page to learn more. Travel safely with Passport Health and schedule your appointment today by calling or book online now.
Cholera cases have been reported in Sudan and neighboring South Sudan. Cholera vaccination is recommended for travelers to the area, especially aid workers.
The best protection against cholera is through vaccination. Passport Health clinics offer Vaxchora, the only cholera vaccine available in the United States. Book your cholera vaccination appointment today!
American travelers visiting Sudan must have a valid passport and visa for entry. The government of Sudan also requires proof of yellow fever vaccination, if visiting from a country with risk of yellow fever.
Travelers must register at the Aliens Department at the Ministry of Interior within three days of arrival. Travel permits are also required for travel more than 16 miles outside of Khartoum or to Darfur.
Exit visas must be obtained at the Aliens Department before leaving the country. There will also be an airport departure tax to pay upon leaving.
Additionally, women and children must receive consent from the father to enter and exit Sudan.
For more information, see our 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.
The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens against traveling to Sudan due to ongoing violent crime and the risk of terrorism in the country.
U.S. citizens should avoid all travel to the Darfur region, Blue Nile, and Southern Kordofan states. Terrorist groups active in the country often target Westerners. Additionally, violent crime, kidnapping, and armed robberies are prevalent.
Those who choose to travel to Sudan should remain vigilant and avoid public gatherings.
In Meroë there are over 200 pyramids, separated into three groups. The pyramids range in size from six to thirty meters high.
Designed in the Nubian style of narrow bases and steep slopes, they served as tombs for royalty and are truly beautiful to see. There are very few tourists around, giving visitors freedom to explore and take pictures to their heart’s content.
Travelers can see hieroglyphics and carvings in many of the tombs’ antechambers or go on one of the many camel rides nearby.
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 Khartoum
P.O. Box 699
Kilo 10, Soba
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