Sudan international travel advice

Landscape view of Sudan

Sudan 🇸🇩

Sudan is part of Africa with main city at Khartoum. Its Least Developed country with a population of 40M people. The main currency is Sudanese Pound. The languages spoken are Arabic and English. the Republic of the Sudan is the formal name of Sudan It is adviced to Reconsider your need to travel Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed   🌤️ ~22.08 °C   🌧 ~1.30 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 40M people


⚠️ Travel advice

Reconsider your need to travel

We've reviewed our travel advice for Sudan. We haven't changed our level of advice: Reconsider your need to travel to Sudan due to the possibility of violent civil unrest and the threat of terrorist attack. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

issued date: November 3, 2019


🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall


🔌 Sockets

Sudan uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type D.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Arabic and English


💱 Currencies Used

Sudan uses the Sudanese pound (symbol: ?.?.), code SDG.Banknotes come in denominations of 50, 20, 10, 5 and 2 pounds. Pound is subdivided into 100 piastres. Coins come in denominations of 1 pound and 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 piastres.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Sudan. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.


📡 Internet

Internet speed in Sudan is on average 1.2 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Sudan is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 203.94 SDG, which includes 5 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: MTN, Sudani or Zain. Sudan uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Sudan upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Sudan, dial +, then 249 (the country code for Sudan), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Sudan, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 12 .


🛣️ Road rules

In Sudan you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 120 km/h (74 mph) on motorways, 120 km/h (74 mph) on expressways, 60 km/h (37 mph) in all built-up areas and 70-90 km/h (43-55 mph) on undivided highways.

🆘 Emergency




+235 225 17728

Fire department

+235 225 21211

Last updated: January 1, 2020