South Sudan: restrictions and entry requirements 2023

South Sudan: сountry`s borders status

Borders are open with restrictions.

Entry conditions for citizens and tourists

Arriving passengers older than 5 must have:

  • a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or
  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), CanSinoBIO (Convidecia), Covaxin, Covishield, Covovax, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm (BIBP) and Sinovac.

Results accepted in English.

Passengers could be subject to a rapid antigen test upon arrival.

Updates on visa requirements

Visas on arrival are temporarily not issuing.
This rule doesn’t apply to citizens of Burundi and Rwanda and all foreign citizens of South Sudan origin.

National holidays in South Sudan in 2023

Public holidays and festivals in South Sudan in 2023. Non-working days:

  • January 1, Sunday: New Year’s Day;
  • January 9, Monday: Day of the signing of the peace agreement;
  • April 7, Friday: Good Friday;
  • April 8, Saturday: Easter Saturday;
  • April 9, Sunday: Easter Sunday;
  • April 10, Monday: Easter Monday;
  • April 21, Friday: Eid al-Fitr;
  • May 1, Monday: Labor Day;
  • May 16, Tuesday 16: SPLA Day;
  • June 28, Wednesday: Kurban Bayram;
  • July 9, Sunday: Independence Day;
  • July 30, Sunday: Martyrs’ Day;
  • December 24, Sunday: Christmas Eve;
  • December 25, Monday: Christmas;
  • December 26, Tuesday: Christmas Holiday.

Currency exchange rate SSP to USD

Updated 26.09.2023


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