Sudan destination information

All you need to know before visiting Sudan

Sudan summary

Sudan is a big country with around 40M Sudanese. Official languages are Arabic and English. Sudan uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+03:00. Currency used in Sudan is Sudanese Pound (SDG).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 212
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 217

ATMs in Sudan are Rare. Internet speed in Sudan is on average 1.2 Mbps. In Sudan you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Khartoum
🗣️ Arabic English
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 40M ☀️ ~27 °C 🌧 ~37 mm 👍 Least Developed 🚩 1886k km2 (728k mi²)
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🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Sudan uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type D.

Languages 🗣️

  • Arabic
  • English


Currency 💱

1 SDG = 0.02 USD

Sudan uses the Sudanese pound (symbol: ?.?.), code SDG.Banknotes come in denominations of 50, 20, 10, 5 and 2 pounds. Pound is subdivided into 100 piastres. Coins come in denominations of 1 pound and 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 piastres.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are rare in Sudan. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Sudan uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Sudan upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Police :


Ambulance :

+235 225 17728

Fire department :

+235 225 21211

Calling ☎️


To call Sudan, dial +, then 249 (the country code for Sudan), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.


For local calls within Sudan, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 12 .

international: + 249 12 1234567
calling local: 012 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Sudan is on average 1.2 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Sudan is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 203.94 SDG, which includes 5 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: MTN, Sudani or Zain.


Rules 🚗

In Sudan you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 120 km/h (74 mph) on motorways, 120 km/h (74 mph) on expressways, 60 km/h (37 mph) in all built-up areas and 70-90 km/h (43-55 mph) on undivided highways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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