Visa and Immigration Procedures to South Sudan
All visitors to South Sudan must get a visa from the South Sudan diplomatic missions, have a passport that is valid for 6 months, and a return ticket. Holders of an identity card issued by the UN may be granted a visa upon arrival. Citizens of East African countries like Kenya, Rwanda, and Tanzania, do not need a visa for South Sudan. Please make sure to check with your local embassy for the correct procedures before booking.
Things/Items Allowed into South Sudan
Passengers aged 20 or above can freely import 200 individual cigarettes or 1 kilogram of smoking tobacco, and perfume for personal use. Anything else other than the above-mentioned goods must be declared on your ticket.
Things/Items Forbidden out of South Sudan
・Arms and Ammunition
・Artifacts of historical or cultural significance
Things/Items Forbidden into South Sudan
・Goods from Israel or South Africa
・Arms and Ammunition
Voice of Travelers to South Sudan
Going to Church
This year, I decided to book an air ticket to South Sudan. Getting a visa for South Sudan was very easy, and it took between 3 to 5 days to be processed. I stayed in the Juba Regency Hotel, and it was a nice hotel, the pool was relaxing, the rooms are spacious and the staff was very helpful. The highlight of my trip was visiting the St.Theresa Cathedral, a church in Juba. The building was magnificent, and I happened to catch the church-goers singing! It was a beautiful experience, and I cannot wait to go back! Very recommended for anyone.
Check out Their Boat Tours
South Sudan had great weather. I didn’t face many challenges, as everything was very easy to get to. And everything was relatively cheap, including my hotel. I booked a boat tour on the Nile river and it was very relaxing. The breeze and the view of Nile were nice. Bird watching, fishing, visiting tribal people and wildlife observation were the high point of the trip. If you want to have an adventure near the Nile, get an air ticket in advance for a cheap one and come to South Sudan!!
Malakal in South Sudan
I visited Malakal on business, but I enjoyed it so much I want to bring my wife and kids next time. Malakal is the second largest city after Juba, the capital of South Sudan. South Sudan is a unique country with loads of historic places to visit. The best month to travel there is in January and February, as the weather is absolutely perfect. I found many cheap air tickets online, so I think travelers on a budget can visit here too! Everyone should go here.
South Sudan Travel FAQs
Q. When should I book my air ticket to South Sudan?
A. The best time to book your air ticket to South Sudan is in the dry season, which is from late December to late March. Visiting during the rainy season is difficult as the heavy rainfall and mud greatly limits roads and transportation.
Q. What are popular places to visit in South Sudan?
A. The Boma National Park is a must-see while in South Sudan. It is one of the largest national parks and has the largest land mammal migration on the planet. In addition, the downtown market in Juba was built by Greek merchants and has an interesting history behind it.
Q. What is prohibited in South Sudan?
A. LGBTQ persons should be cautious while in South Sudan. Same-sex sexual activities are considered illegal and if caught, you could be faced with imprisonment.
South Sudan - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights toJuba International Airport・Dubai International Airport
・Cairo International Airport
・Khartoum International Airport
・Addis Ababa Bole International Airport
・Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Flight Routes to South Sudan
Juba International Airport is the main airport of South Sudan. Direct flights to and from Cairo are available with Egypt Air. Flydubai offers direct flights to Dubai. Most airlines fly into Juba.