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roamingyak.org 8 Jul 2011 10:52

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.....!

neill.bird 8 Jul 2011 12:35

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".

roamingyak.org 8 Jul 2011 14:03

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.

roamingyak.org 10 Jul 2011 00:02

Some good stuff here:

South Sudan Independence - Al Jazeera English

Travelbug 10 Jul 2011 11:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by neill.bird (Post 341876)
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 :rolleyes2:

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.

Tarmo247 10 Jul 2011 21:07

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.

BikingMarco 17 Jul 2011 12:33

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

I like South Sudan!:thumbup1:

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.

priffe 17 Jul 2011 13:08

Or South Sudan - Chad - Niger - Mali
though south Sudan doesn't have a direct border with Chad

Travelbug 17 Jul 2011 17:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by BikingMarco (Post 342792)
Hey Tarmo 247, did you get the visa just like that on the border? That sounds almost too easy.

I like South Sudan!:thumbup1:

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). :tank:

priffe 18 Jul 2011 00:21

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Originally Posted by Travelbug (Post 342815)
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? :confused1:

Tarmo247 19 Jul 2011 16:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by BikingMarco (Post 342792)
Hey Tarmo 247, did you get the visa just like that on the border? That sounds almost too easy.

I like South Sudan!:thumbup1:

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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