South Sudan Money

Health care

Vaccinations

Vaccination needed receipt required
cholera Yes
diphtheria Yes
Hepatitis A Yes
malaria 2
rabies Once in a while
tetanus Yes
Typhoid & Polio Yes
yellow fever 1

Overview

Good medical facilities are available in Juba. There are also limited acceptable facilities in Wau, Yei and Malakal. Check findjobdescriptions for more information.

Notes vaccinations

[1] A vaccination certificate against yellow fever is required for all travelers older than 9 months. [2] Medicinal malaria prophylaxis is expressly recommended.

Food and drink

Due to the risk of possible infections, careful drinking water and food hygiene must be ensured. Water should generally either be boiled or otherwise sterilized before it is used for drinking, brushing teeth and making ice cubes. Milk is usually not pasteurized and should also be boiled. Avoid dairy products made from unboiled milk. Meat and fish dishes should only be well cooked and served hot. Vegetables should be boiled and fruits should be peeled.

Other risks

Schistosomiasis pathogens can be found in ponds and rivers, so swimming and wading in inland waterways should be avoided. Well maintained swimming pools with chlorinated water are safe. Vaccination against tuberculosis and hepatitis B may be advisable. Dengue fever, transmitted by diurnal mosquitoes, is found across the country. An effective insect repellent is recommended. Leishmaniasis, transmitted by whiteflies, occurs nationwide. Protection is offered by skin-covering clothes and insect repellents. The sleeping sickness, transmitted by diurnal tse tse flies, occurs mainly in the south of the country. Appropriate clothing provides protection. Tick ​​bite fever occurs nationwide. Protective measures are skin-covering clothing, insect repellent and body checks for ticks after staying in grassy and savannah landscapes. HIV/AIDS is a great danger for everyone who takes the risk of infection: unprotected sexual contact, unclean syringes or cannulas and blood transfusions can pose a significant health risk. In all tropical countries there are a number of poisonous animals whose bites or stings can cause serious bodily harm or death. Therefore, one should keep a distance from snakes, scorpions and spiders. Never reach under leaves, burrows or in stone crevices. Insect repellent and body check for ticks after staying in grassy and savannah landscapes. HIV/AIDS is a great danger for everyone who takes the risk of infection: unprotected sexual contact, unclean syringes or cannulas and blood transfusions can pose a significant health risk. In all tropical countries there are a number of poisonous animals whose bites or stings can cause serious bodily harm or death. Therefore, one should keep a distance from snakes, scorpions and spiders. Never reach under leaves, burrows or in stone crevices. Insect repellent and body check for ticks after staying in grassy and savannah landscapes. HIV/AIDS is a great danger for everyone who takes the risk of infection: unprotected sexual contact, unclean syringes or cannulas and blood transfusions can pose a significant health risk. In all tropical countries there are a number of poisonous animals whose bites or stings can cause serious bodily harm or death. Therefore, one should keep a distance from snakes, scorpions and spiders. Never reach under leaves, burrows or in stone crevices. unclean syringes or needles and blood transfusions can pose a significant health risk. In all tropical countries there are a number of poisonous animals whose bites or stings can cause serious bodily harm or death. Therefore, one should keep a distance from snakes, scorpions and spiders. Never reach under leaves, burrows or in stone crevices. unclean syringes or needles and blood transfusions can pose a significant health risk. In all tropical countries there are a number of poisonous animals whose bites or stings can cause serious bodily harm or death. Therefore, one should keep a distance from snakes, scorpions and spiders. Never reach under leaves, burrows or in stone crevices.

Money

Currency

1 South Sudanese pound = 100 piasters. Currency code: SSP (ISO code: SSP). Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 SSP. Coins are in denominations of 25, 10 and 5 piasters.

Credit cards

Only the Visa credit card is accepted in some shops and hotels in Juba. We recommend taking cash in US dollars with you.

ATMs

Foreign bank cards are not accepted in South Sudan.

Travelers cheques

Travelers checks are not accepted in South Sudan.

Foreign exchange regulations

The import and export of local currency is not permitted. No import restrictions for foreign currencies, there is a duty to declare. Imports are tax-free up to the equivalent of US$10,000.

Currencies

Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
SDG

South Sudan Money