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Welcome South Sudan!

Welcome to the World South Sudan!! Lets hope it goes well for them....

South Sudan: the birth of a new republic | World news | The Guardian

May you allow safe and easy travel for all overlanders in years to come.....!
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indeed.

Will they now demand huge bribes at the new border as they surely can't have a Visa process in place. Sounds like there's some money to be made for the guys at the "gate".
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Steady on mate, they haven't even started existing and your accusing them of corruption! They do have a visa system of sorts in place, have done for a while.
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Some good stuff here:

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indeed.

Will they now demand huge bribes at the new border as they surely can't have a Visa process in place. Sounds like there's some money to be made for the guys at the "gate".
Your thinking may be more corrupt than theirs

Have a look at my travel report from the beginning of this year. Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) to Juba (South Sudan) - Gentleman Adventurer

There has been a GOSS - Government of South Sudan visa process in place for quite a while.
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Now in Juba

I crossed Nimule border 2 days ago, 7th of July

It takes about 30 minutes to fill the application and get "GOSS Travel permit". And Uganda border crossing was also very quick and easy.
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Hey Tarmo 247, did you get the visa just like that on the border? That sounds almost too easy.

I like South Sudan!

Given the new visa situation for the DRC and the difficulty in getting a visa for Angola, South Sudan would shape up as a good alternative for a route from Southern Africa to Westafrica crossing along the lines of South Sudan - CAR - Cameroon.
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Or South Sudan - Chad - Niger - Mali
though south Sudan doesn't have a direct border with Chad
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Hey Tarmo 247, did you get the visa just like that on the border? That sounds almost too easy.

I like South Sudan!

Given the new visa situation for the DRC and the difficulty in getting a visa for Angola, South Sudan would shape up as a good alternative for a route from Southern Africa to Westafrica crossing along the lines of South Sudan - CAR - Cameroon.
Well, it's been done before, but that alternative route will likely cross the territories of the LRA - Lord's Resistance Army (CAR) or the Janjaweed (Darfur).
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Well, it's been done before, but that alternative route will likely cross the territories of the LRA - Lord's Resistance Army (CAR) or the Janjaweed (Darfur).
Yes, not perfect. I heard bad things from CAR, here and elsewhere. And Darfur... depends on coming development, all of Sudan could destabilize.

Then what?
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Hey Tarmo 247, did you get the visa just like that on the border? That sounds almost too easy.

I like South Sudan!

Given the new visa situation for the DRC and the difficulty in getting a visa for Angola, South Sudan would shape up as a good alternative for a route from Southern Africa to Westafrica crossing along the lines of South Sudan - CAR - Cameroon.
It was quick crossing.

You need 2 photos, 1 for applications and second for travel permit. And 50 USD was visa (Travel Permit) and they asked 5 USD for registration (I paid 10 Sudanese pounds)

No one asked Carnet or any other car papers.
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