Practical info

Note: Visa, American Express, Access/MasterCard, Dinners Club cards and travellers checks CANNOT be used in Sudan.

Health precautions


Where you can go


  • Malaria risk – mainly in the malignant (P. falciparum) form – exists throughout the year in the whole country.
  • P. falciparum resistant to chloroquine and sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine reported.
  • We also recommend that you travel with your yellow fever card or get the yellow fever shot before traveling.
    Have a nice time in Sudan by visiting cultural and historical sites:
  • National Museum
  • Ethnographical Museum
  • Tuti Island
  • The Souq in Omdurman
  • Al Noor Islamic Complex

Emergency contacts


Safety tips

  • Ambulance: +249 183 475374 / 498008
  • Police:  + 249 183 773333 / 999
  • Fire Service: 998
  • Police Station - Al Shergi Police Station: 999
  • Hospital - Doctors Clinic Hospital: +249 183475374 / +249183498008

You are unlikely to encounter problems during your stay if you take the usual precautions.

  • Please take precautions as you would in any large city.
  • Use bottled water as a safety precaution.
  • Keep to busy and well-lit areas.
  • If you get lost, go to an open business and ask for help.
  • Do not leave your valuables unattended.




  • Voltage: 220 - 240 V
  • Electrical Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Plug type:  G British 3-pin

  • Corinthia Hotel
  • Tangerine Restaurant
  • Assaha LebaneseTraditional Village
  • Parmigiana Restaurant
  • Topkapi Restaurant
  • Le Solitaire Restaurant



Foreign currency


Sudanese women tend to wear conservative clothing and cover their heads. While the same dress code is not expected for foreigners, it would be wise to dress appropriately.

Islam is the official religion of the country, and alcohol is banned. The only thing that's frequently drunk in Sudan is tea, usually sweet and black. Hibiscus tea called karkadeh (red) is a delicious alternative. Sudanese coffee is available in most places and is similar to Turkish style coffee.

    Major international currencies are acceptable, however the Euro is  preferable.