South Sudan

Capital Juba

Population 12,131,000

Area 619,745 km2

Key facts

South Sudan is a country located in Middle Africa. There are 6 countries (Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda) that South Sudan shares its borders with.

English is an official language in South Sudan. It means that if you speak it, you would be able to communicate with almost everyone. If not, it is highly recommended that you acquire some basic English before traveling to South Sudan.

The national currency in South Sudan is South Sudanese pound (SSP). The pound (£) is subdivided into 100 piaster.

South Sudanese
Banknotes

51025£1£5£10£25£50£100

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest No data available.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in South Sudan.0.70 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration No data available.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in South Sudan. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries. Type D is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type D 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in South Sudan?

There are no Mariott hotels in South Sudan.

There are no Hilton hotels in South Sudan.

There are no IHG hotels in South Sudan.

There are no Best Western hotels in South Sudan.

There are Radisson hotels in Juba.

There are no Accor hotels in South Sudan.

What fast food chains are present in South Sudan?

If you are not a fan of trying new dishes, have a look at the following list of fast-food chains in South Sudan.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in South Sudan.

The KFC chain does not operate in South Sudan.

The Burger King chain does not operate in South Sudan.

The Subway chain does not operate in South Sudan.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in South Sudan.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in South Sudan.

Weather

Today the sun in Juba, rises at 5:39 AM and sets at 5:44 PM. The climate of Juba may be categorized as a equatorial savanna (Aw), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5ThunderstormLow: 22.4°C (72.32°F)High: 27.6°C (81.68°F)
ThursdayOct 6ThunderstormLow: 21.7°C (71.06°F)High: 31°C (87.8°F)
FridayOct 7ThunderstormLow: 23.1°C (73.58°F)High: 29.3°C (84.74°F)
SaturdayOct 8Rain showersLow: 23.2°C (73.76°F)High: 28.9°C (84.02°F)
SundayOct 9ThunderstormLow: 22.4°C (72.32°F)High: 27.3°C (81.14°F)
MondayOct 10ThunderstormLow: 22.6°C (72.68°F)High: 27.4°C (81.32°F)

Weather data for Juba (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in South Sudan.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are not available in South Sudan.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In South Sudan traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 36.70 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 4: Do not travel. 

Emergency phones in South Sudan

999 Police
999 Ambulance
999 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban No known rules against smoking, or no information is available.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter South Sudan?

Currently, citizens of 6 countries can enter South Sudan without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter South Sudan.

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