South Sudan

SOUTH SUDAN TRAVEL GUIDE

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Formerly a breakaway region of Sudan, it became an independent country on 9 July 2011 after a referendum was held in January that year. South Sudan had been home of semi-nomadic cattle-herding peoples for most of its history. Its formal ownership has changed hands from the Egyptians, Ottomans, British and Sudanese. Since South Sudan is located near the Equator in the tropics, much of its landscape consists of tropical rainforest. South Sudan also has extensive swamp and grassland regions.

 

All travellers visiting South Sudan should still be extremely cautious as kidnappings, shootings, and carjackings can happen at any time, including in Juba.

 

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SOUTH SUDAN QUICK FACTS

  • Capital: Juba
  • Currency: South Sudanese Pound
  • Area: 619,745 km2
  • Population: 10,98 million (2018)
  • Language: English (official), Juba Arabic, Dinka
  • Religion: Christianity, indigenous beliefs 25%, Islam
  • Electricity: 220-240 V 50 Hz (Indian or UK plug)
 

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SOUTH SUDAN PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • 1 January, Independence Day
  • 9 January, Peace Agreement Day
  • 16 May, Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) Day
  • 30 July, Martyrs’ Day
  • 1 December, World AIDS Day
  • 5 December, Constitution Anniversary

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SOUTH SUDAN WEATHER SYNOPSIS

South Sudan experiences a tropical climate. Temperature averages are normally above 25°C, with highs exceeding 35°C, particularly during the dry season (January to April). Juba, the capital city, has an average annual high temperature of 34.5°C and an average annual low of 21.6°C. The rainy season differs by location, but it generally occurs between April and November. The lowland areas of Eastern Equatoria, Jonglei, the Upper Nile and Bahr el Ghazal receive annual rainfall between 700 and 1,300 mm. The southeastern tip of Eastern Equatoria receives about 200 mm. The heaviest rainfall occurs in the southern upland areas and lessens towards the north. Western Equatoria and highland parts of Eastern Equatoria receive between 1,200 and 2,200 mm of rainfall annually.

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HEALTH RISKS IN SOUTH SUDAN

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Yellow fever - The yellow fever virus is found in tropical and subtropical areas of Africa and South America. The virus is spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. There is no medicine to treat or cure an infection. To prevent getting sick from yellow fever, use insect repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and get vaccinated.

Zika Virus - Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika.

Malaria - Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which feeds on humans. People who get malaria are typically very sick with high fevers, shaking chills, and flu-like illness. Although malaria can be a deadly disease, illness and death from malaria can usually be prevented.

Dengue - Dengue is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. About one in four people infected with dengue will get sick. For people who get sick with dengue, symptoms can be mild or severe.

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