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From the Canadian Government’s Travel Advice website

Recent Updates: The Entry and exit requirements tab was updated – registration.

Advisory Text: Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories)

Entry/exit requirements

It is the sole prerogative of every country or territory to determine who is allowed to enter or exit. Canadian consular officials cannot intervene on your behalf if you do not meet entry or exit requirements. The following information has been obtained from the Sudanese authorities and is subject to change at any time. The country- or territory-specific entry/exit requirements are provided on this page for information purposes only. While every effort is made to provide accurate information, information contained here is provided on an “as is” basis without warranty of any kind, express or implied. The Government of Canada assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for any damages in connection to the information provided. It is your responsibility to check with the Embassy of the Republic of Sudan for up-to-date information.


Canadians must present a passport to visit Sudan, which must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of expected departure from that country. Prior to travelling, ask your transportation company about its requirements related to passport validity, which may be more stringent than the country’s entry rules.

Travellers to Sudan with a stamp from Israel in their passport will automatically be denied entry.

Temporary passport holders may be subject to different entry requirements. Check with diplomatic representatives for up-to-date information.

Official (special and diplomatic) passport holders must consult the Official Travel page, as they may be subject to different entry requirements.


Tourist visa: Required
Business visa: Required
Student visa: Required
Transit visa: Required

Allow at least two months between your visa application and the intended date of travel. Visas are not granted automatically to prospective travellers.


Within three days of arrival in Sudan, foreigners must register with the Ministry of the Interior’s Aliens’ Registration Office, (Al Amarat Street 61, Khartoum). Foreigners arriving by land or sea can register at their port of entry. Certain larger hotels offer to register their guests. Processing fees apply and vary depending on where you register. Two passport-style photos may be required.


You must obtain a permit before travelling outside of Khartoum:

  • Darfur: a permit must be obtained from the Foreign Ministry
  • East Sudan: a travel notification must be approved by the Foreign Ministry
  • All touristic sites outside of Khartoum: a permit must be obtained from the Ministry of Tourism

Passport-style photos are required. Procedures should be started at least a week prior to the trip dates. Except in the case of persons working for registered humanitarian organizations and diplomatic missions, it is extremely difficult to obtain permits for destinations within west Sudan. Consult the appropriate Ministry for more information.

You should carry at least three copies of your travel permit and passport, including the Sudan visa page, since Sudanese authorities enforce permit regulations rigorously and they can retain these documents.

Children and travel

The country’s customs, laws and regulations adhere closely to Islamic practices and beliefs. Under Sudanese law, women and their children may encounter difficulties relating to mobility. This may include being prohibited from departing Sudan if the father’s consent is not provided—regardless of custodial rights accorded to the mother by any Sudanese, Canadian or other courts.

See Children for more information.

Yellow fever

See Health to obtain information on this country’s vaccination requirements.

from Country Advice and Advisories updated in the last 24 hours, which can be found at: http://ift.tt/1gWc8du

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