Coronavirus travel health
Check the latest information on risk from COVID-19 for South Sudan on the TravelHealthPro website
See the TravelHealthPro website for further advice on travel abroad and reducing spread of respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Commercial flights are operating to and from South Sudan to some regional countries. There are no direct flights to the UK. You should check with airlines to confirm frequency and any transit requirements. You should also consult Travel Advice pages for any requirements in the destination or transit country.
Entry and borders
See Entry requirements to find out more detail and information on what you will need to do when you arrive in South Sudan.
Returning to the UK
Travelling from and returning to the UK
Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting. If you will pass through a red list country, book your hotel quarantine package before travelling to the UK.
You are responsible for organising your own COVID-19 test, in line with UK government testing
Be prepared for your plans to change
No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.
Plan ahead and make sure you:
- can access money
- understand what your insurance will cover
- can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned
Travel in South Sudan
On public transport and internal flights, passengers are required to wear face masks.
Public places and services
There are no lockdown measures currently in place in South Sudan, and restrictions on social gatherings have been lifted. The National COVID-19 Taskforce continues to encourage the public to follow precautionary measures, including handwashing and maintaining social distancing, and face masks are still required in crowded places and on public transport.
Healthcare in South Sudan
If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms, you should self-isolate and report any suspected case to the nearest health facility.
Testing capacity in South Sudan is extremely limited and results are subject to significant delay.
Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. Read guidance on how to look after your mental wellbeing and mental health.
View Health for further details on healthcare in South Sudan.
See also the guidance on healthcare if you’re waiting to return to the UK.
COVID-19 vaccines if you live in South Sudan
Wherever possible British nationals should aim to be vaccinated in the country where they live. We will update this page when the Government of South Sudan announces new information on the national vaccination programme. You can sign up to get email notifications when this page is updated.
The South Sudanese national vaccination programme started in April 2021 and is using the AstraZeneca vaccine. British nationals resident in South Sudan are eligible for vaccination. Further information on the vaccination programme is available through your local heathcare provider.
Find out more, including about vaccines that are authorised in the UK or approved by the World Health Organisation, on the COVID-19 vaccines if you live abroad.
If you’re a British national living in South Sudan, you should seek medical advice from your local healthcare provider. Information about COVID-19 vaccines used in the national programme where you live, including regulatory status, should be available from local authorities.
If you need urgent consular assistance, you can contact the British High Commission in Nairobi. You can call British High Commission Nairobi on +254 (0) 20 2873000 or +254 (0) 20 2844000. Consular support is severely limited in South Sudan. The British Embassy in Juba does not have a consular section.