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Sudan travel restrictions

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Open for travel from Sudan
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Sudan.
  • This does not apply to nationals of Sudan entering Sudan through Khartoum International Airport (KRT), travelling from Egypt, Turkey or the United Arab Emirates.
  • Passengers aged 6 years and above must hold a negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate obtained within 96 hours prior to arrival in Sudan.
  • Passengers travelling on a passport issued by Sudan that expired on or after 16th March 2020 will be considered valid until 1st June 2021 provided the passenger is holding a completed passport renewal application form.
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Flight Restrictions

published 20.10.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before arrival. The certificate must be in Arabic or English.
– This does not apply to passengers who are 6 years or younger.

Passengers of Sudanese origin are subject to medical screening.

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Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at WFP designated facility.

Anyone arriving in Sudan will be required to have a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued within the last 72 hours prior to their arrival. Suspected COVID-19 cases will need to quarantine for 14 days. All arrivals must provide details of their original place of travel, transit and final destination, including the address of self-isolation and their contact details.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

All passengers, excluding Sudanese nationals, must possess a certified negative polymerise chain reaction (PCR) test taken within 72 hours of their arrival. Sudanese citizens will be subject to Covid-19 testing upon arrival.

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2015)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 1 year
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited for
more than 12 hours through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: yes

Recommended for all travellers aged 9 months or over going to areas south of the Sahara Desert.
Not recommended for travellers whose itineraries are limited to areas within the Sahara Desert and the city of
Khartoum.

Malaria (2018)
Malaria risk due predominantly to P. falciparum exists throughout the year in the entire country. Risk is low
and seasonal in the north; it is higher in the central and southern parts of the country. Malaria risk on the Red
Sea coast is very limited.
WHO recommended prevention: C

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Full Restrictions

  • Sudan International Restrictions:
    Flights to and from some regional countries now operate but other commercial options remain limited. Check with your airline or travel company for the latest information and conditions of carriage. From Monday, July 13, 2020, the Government of Sudan reopened Khartoum international airport to flights from Egypt, Turkey and UAE. UNHAS resumed its domestic flights within the country. All passengers, excluding Sudanese nationals, must possess a certified negative polymerise chain reaction (PCR) test taken within 72 hours of their arrival. Authorities closed all airports, ports and land crossings, declaring a public health emergency. Humanitarian commercial and technical support shipments are excluded from the restrictions. All travellers entering Sudan are required to complete a medical form upon their arrival. All ports and land borders have been closed indefinitely. Sudanese nationals may be repatriated; authorities have not clarified how. All arrivals must provide details of their original place of travel, transit and final destination, including the address of self-isolation and their contact details. The Sudanese Civil Aviation authorities require that you undergo a temperature check before entering the airport. Some airlines have strict rules on face coverings and gloves before you may board.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flights see here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Internal flights and all bus services between States have been suspended until further notice.
    The Sudanese authorities have now removed all COVID-19 restrictions. There remains the possibility of curfews, travel restrictions or other measures being re-introduced at short notice. You should comply with all local COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the Sudanese authorities.
    Core institutions including security agencies, hospitals and pharmacies, remain operational private companies, shops and stores may begin a gradual return to work in line with health precautions. Bakeries, supermarkets and haulage companies remain operational. The Sudanese authorities are strict in enforcing restrictions on movement within Khartoum state. You should comply with all local restrictions introduced by the Sudanese authorities. Some hotels remain open but may offer limited services. The majority of cafes and restaurants are closed as a result of the curfew. Many markets continue to operate during the break in the curfew for shopping. Mosques and other places of worship may be open to the public with social distancing and other preventive measures in place.

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    25.09.2020
  • Sudan *****

    International restrictions:

    Flights to and from some regional countries now operate but other commercial options remain limited. Check with your airline or travel company for the latest information and conditions of carriage. From Monday, July 13, 2020, the Government of Sudan reopened Khartoum international airport to flights from Egypt, Turkey and UAE. UNHAS resumed its domestic flights within the country. All passengers, excluding Sudanese nationals, must possess a certified negative polymerise chain reaction (PCR) test taken within 72 hours of their arrival. Authorities closed all airports, ports and land crossings, declaring a public health emergency. Humanitarian commercial and technical support shipments are excluded from the restrictions. All travellers entering Sudan are required to complete a medical form upon their arrival. All ports and land borders have been closed indefinitely. Sudanese nationals may be repatriated; authorities have not clarified how. All arrivals must provide details of their original place of travel, transit and final destination, including the address of self-isolation and their contact details. The Sudanese Civil Aviation authorities require that you undergo a temperature check before entering the airport. Some airlines have strict rules on face coverings and gloves before you may board.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flights see here.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Internal flights and all bus services between States have been suspended until further notice. The Sudanese authorities have imposed curfews throughout the country, enforced by the police and armed forces. You should check and observe the curfew times and conditions for the state in which you are located. An Emergency Order has been signed permitting police and armed forces to fine and imprison people who break curfew. In Khartoum State this means that: curfew hours are from 6pm to 5am; public and private events, including weddings, parties and other gatherings are banned; the bridges across the Nile are closed during curfew hours; universities, schools and kindergartens will remain closed; some public departments and institutions will begin a gradual return to work in line with health precautions. Core institutions including security agencies, hospitals and pharmacies, remain operational private companies, shops and stores may begin a gradual return to work in line with health precautions. Bakeries, supermarkets and haulage companies remain operational. The Sudanese authorities are strict in enforcing restrictions on movement within Khartoum state. You should comply with all local restrictions introduced by the Sudanese authorities. Some hotels remain open but may offer limited services. The majority of cafes and restaurants are closed as a result of the curfew. Many markets continue to operate during the break in the curfew for shopping. Mosques and other places of worship may be open to the public with social distancing and other preventive measures in place.

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    14.09.2020
  • Sudan Authorities partially open Khartoum international airport to flights from Egypt, Turkey and UAE (Reuters, 09.07.2020).

    *****

    International restrictions:

    All passengers, excluding Sudanese nationals, must possess a certified negative polymerise chain reaction (PCR) test taken within 72 hours of their arrival.
    Monday, July 13, 2020, the Government of Sudan has partially re-opened Khartoum International Airport to international flights. As of July 13, 2020, Sudan has authorized limited international flights to/from Egypt, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. All domestic flights continue to be suspended. Authorities closed all airports, ports and land crossings, declaring a public health emergency. Humanitarian (although UNHAS operations are restricted), commercial and technical support shipments are excluded from the restrictions. All travellers entering Sudan are required to complete a medical form upon their arrival. All ports and land borders have been closed indefinitely. Airports are closed until further notice. Sudanese nationals may be repatriated; authorities have not clarified how. All arrivals must provide details of their original place of travel, transit and final destination, including the address of self-isolation and their contact details. The Sudanese Civil Aviation authorities require that you undergo a temperature check before entering the airport. Some airlines have strict rules on face coverings and gloves before you may board.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Internal flights and all bus services between States have been suspended until further notice. The Sudanese authorities have imposed curfews throughout the country, enforced by the police and armed forces. You should check and observe the curfew times and conditions for the state in which you are located. An Emergency Order has been signed permitting police and armed forces to fine and imprison people who break curfew. In Khartoum State this means that: curfew hours are from 6pm to 5am; public and private events, including weddings, parties and other gatherings are banned; the bridges across the Nile are closed during curfew hours; universities, schools and kindergartens will remain closed; some public departments and institutions will begin a gradual return to work in line with health precautions. Core institutions including security agencies, hospitals and pharmacies, remain operational private companies, shops and stores may begin a gradual return to work in line with health precautions. Bakeries, supermarkets and haulage companies remain operational. The Sudanese authorities are strict in enforcing restrictions on movement within Khartoum state. You should comply with all local restrictions introduced by the Sudanese authorities. Some hotels remain open but may offer limited services. The majority of cafes and restaurants are closed as a result of the curfew. Many markets continue to operate during the break in the curfew for shopping. Mosques and other places of worship may be open to the public with social distancing and other preventive measures in place.

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    29.07.2020
  • Sudan Authorities partially open Khartoum international airport to flights from Egypt, Turkey and UAE (Reuters, 09.07.2020). Government extends coronavirus lockdown in Khartoum state until 7 July (Reuters, 28.06.2020).

    *****

    International restrictions:

    All passengers, excluding Sudanese nationals, must possess a certified negative polymerise chain reaction (PCR) test taken within 72 hours of their arrival..
    Monday, July 13, 2020, the Government of Sudan has partially re-opened Khartoum International Airport to international flights. As of July 13, 2020, Sudan has authorized limited international flights to/from Egypt, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. All domestic flights continue to be suspended. Authorities closed all airports, ports and land crossings, declaring a public health emergency. Humanitarian (although UNHAS operations are restricted), commercial and technical support shipments are excluded from the restrictions. All travellers entering Sudan are required to complete a medical form upon their arrival. All ports and land borders have been closed indefinitely. Airports are closed until further notice. Sudanese nationals may be repatriated; authorities have not clarified how. All arrivals must provide details of their original place of travel, transit and final destination, including the address of self-isolation and their contact details. The Sudanese Civil Aviation authorities require that you undergo a temperature check before entering the airport. Some airlines have strict rules on face coverings and gloves before you may board.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Internal flights and all bus services between States have been suspended until further notice. The Sudanese authorities have imposed curfews throughout the country, enforced by the police and armed forces. You should check and observe the curfew times and conditions for the state in which you are located. An Emergency Order has been signed permitting police and armed forces to fine and imprison people who break curfew. In Khartoum State this means that: curfew hours are from 6pm to 5am; public and private events, including weddings, parties and other gatherings are banned; the bridges across the Nile are closed during curfew hours; universities, schools and kindergartens will remain closed; some public departments and institutions will begin a gradual return to work in line with health precautions. Core institutions including security agencies, hospitals and pharmacies, remain operational private companies, shops and stores may begin a gradual return to work in line with health precautions. Bakeries, supermarkets and haulage companies remain operational. The Sudanese authorities are strict in enforcing restrictions on movement within Khartoum state. You should comply with all local restrictions introduced by the Sudanese authorities. Some hotels remain open but may offer limited services. The majority of cafes and restaurants are closed as a result of the curfew. Many markets continue to operate during the break in the curfew for shopping. Mosques and other places of worship may be open to the public with social distancing and other preventive measures in place.

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    21.07.2020
  • Sudan Authorities partially open Khartoum international airport to flights from Egypt, Turkey and UAE (Reuters, 09.07.2020). Government extends coronavirus lockdown in Khartoum state until 7 July (Reuters, 28.06.2020).

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Monday, July 13, 2020, the Government of Sudan has partially re-opened Khartoum International Airport to international flights. As of July 13, 2020, Sudan has authorized limited international flights to/from Egypt, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. All domestic flights continue to be suspended. Authorities closed all airports, ports and land crossings, declaring a public health emergency. Humanitarian (although UNHAS operations are restricted), commercial and technical support shipments are excluded from the restrictions. All travellers entering Sudan are required to complete a medical form upon their arrival. All ports and land borders have been closed indefinitely. Airports are closed until further notice. Sudanese nationals may be repatriated; authorities have not clarified how. All arrivals must provide details of their original place of travel, transit and final destination, including the address of self-isolation and their contact details. The Sudanese Civil Aviation authorities require that you undergo a temperature check before entering the airport. Some airlines have strict rules on face coverings and gloves before you may board.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Internal flights and all bus services between States have been suspended until further notice. The Sudanese authorities have imposed curfews throughout the country, enforced by the police and armed forces. You should check and observe the curfew times and conditions for the state in which you are located. An Emergency Order has been signed permitting police and armed forces to fine and imprison people who break curfew. In Khartoum State this means that: curfew hours are from 6pm to 5am; public and private events, including weddings, parties and other gatherings are banned; the bridges across the Nile are closed during curfew hours; universities, schools and kindergartens will remain closed; some public departments and institutions will begin a gradual return to work in line with health precautions. Core institutions including security agencies, hospitals and pharmacies, remain operational private companies, shops and stores may begin a gradual return to work in line with health precautions. Bakeries, supermarkets and haulage companies remain operational. The Sudanese authorities are strict in enforcing restrictions on movement within Khartoum state. You should comply with all local restrictions introduced by the Sudanese authorities. Some hotels remain open but may offer limited services. The majority of cafes and restaurants are closed as a result of the curfew. Many markets continue to operate during the break in the curfew for shopping. Mosques and other places of worship may be open to the public with social distancing and other preventive measures in place.

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    14.07.2020
  • Sudan Authorities partially open Khartoum international airport to flights from Egypt, Turkey and UAE (Reuters, 09.07.2020). Government extends coronavirus lockdown in Khartoum state until 7 July (Reuters, 28.06.2020).

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The airport in Khartoum remains closed to commercial flights through 12 July 2020, however there are some limited commercial flights. Authorities closed all airports, ports and land crossings, declaring a public health emergency. Humanitarian (although UNHAS operations are restricted), commercial and technical support shipments are excluded from the restrictions. All travellers entering Sudan are required to complete a medical form upon their arrival. All ports and land borders have been closed indefinitely. Airports are closed until further notice. Sudanese nationals may be repatriated; authorities have not clarified how. All arrivals must provide details of their original place of travel, transit and final destination, including the address of self-isolation and their contact details. The Sudanese Civil Aviation authorities require that you undergo a temperature check before entering the airport. Some airlines have strict rules on face coverings and gloves before you may board.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Internal flights and all bus services between States have been suspended until further notice. The Sudanese authorities have imposed curfews throughout the country, enforced by the police and armed forces. You should check and observe the curfew times and conditions for the state in which you are located. An Emergency Order has been signed permitting police and armed forces to fine and imprison people who break curfew. In Khartoum State this means that: curfew hours are from 6pm to 5am; public and private events, including weddings, parties and other gatherings are banned; the bridges across the Nile are closed during curfew hours; universities, schools and kindergartens will remain closed; some public departments and institutions will begin a gradual return to work in line with health precautions. Core institutions including security agencies, hospitals and pharmacies, remain operational private companies, shops and stores may begin a gradual return to work in line with health precautions. Bakeries, supermarkets and haulage companies remain operational. The Sudanese authorities are strict in enforcing restrictions on movement within Khartoum state. You should comply with all local restrictions introduced by the Sudanese authorities. Some hotels remain open but may offer limited services. The majority of cafes and restaurants are closed as a result of the curfew. Many markets continue to operate during the break in the curfew for shopping. Mosques and other places of worship may be open to the public with social distancing and other preventive measures in place.

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    10.07.2020
  • Sudan

    International restrictions:

    Authorities closed all airports, ports and land crossings, declaring a public health emergency. Humanitarian (although UNHAS operations are restricted=, commercial and technical support shipments are excluded from the restrictions. All travellers entering Sudan are required to complete a medical form upon their arrival. All flights to and from China, Egypt, France, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Spain are suspended until further notice. All ports and land borders have been closed indefinitely. Airports are closed until at least 31 May. Sudanese nationals may be repatriated; authorities have not clarified how.

    Internal restrictions:

    A nightly curfew is in place from 18.00 to 06.00. All public and private passenger movement between cities and states are banned until further notice. In Khartoum state, residents will be permitted to leave their homes to purchase essential goods within their respective neighbourhoods. Grocery stores and pharmacies are expected to remain operational during the curfew. The 24-hour curfew in Khartoum state, including the capital Khartoum and Omdurman, is extended until at least 2 June. In North Darfur state, the authorities blocked all entrances and exits to the state capital El Fasher. In South Darfur state, similar restrictions have been put in place; all entrances and exits to the state have been blocked and a curfew is in place in the state’s capital Nyala from 18.00 to 06.00. Similar restrictions are in place in Al Qadarif and Red Sea states.

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    27.05.2020
  • Sudan All airports in Sudan are closed until 20 May 2020. – This does not apply to technical stops, humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights. These flights are subject to prior approval from Sudan Civil Aviation Authority.

    UNHAS passenger operations are restricted.

    Government extends curfew in Khartoum for 10 days from 09 May (the National, 09.05.2020)

    Authorities declared a State of Emergency late on 16 March with immediate effect. As part of the measures, all airports, ports and land borders have been closed indefinitely.

    All travellers entering Sudan are required to complete a medical form upon arrival.

    Repatriation of Sudanese nationals has not been clarified.

    Internal restrictons:
    Khartoum state, including the capital Khartoum and Omdurman, are under a 24-hour curfew until at least 19 May.
    In North Darfur state, the authorities blocked all entrances and exits to the state capital El Fasher. In South Darfur state, similar restrictions have been put in place; all entrances and exits to the state have been blocked and a curfew is in place in the state’s capital Nyala from 18.00 to 06.00. Similar restrictions are in place in Al Qadarif and Red Sea states.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source UNHAS: Sources
    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    OSAC Travel Advisories/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
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