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Cheap Flights to Khartoum

Cheap Flights to Khartoum Airport

Khartoum is the capital city of Sudan.  It is situated where the Blue Nile and White Nile converge to form the Nile River, and is known for having an interesting blend of African and Middle Eastern culture.  Because the security situation in Sudan is highly unstable, though, few travelers pass through the Khartoum Airport for leisure travel.  Those who do find a hectic city filled with mosques, markets and museums, and an excellent starting point for a variety of fascinating day trips to destinations like Jebel Barkal Mountain and Dinder National Park. 

Best Time to Book a Flight to Khartoum Airport

The best time to book a flight to Khartoum Airport will be when Sudan has been identified as a safe travel destination by the Government of Canada.  In the meantime, travelers who cannot avoid traveling to Khartoum should look for flights outside of the hottest months of April, May and June, when temperatures can rise to forty-six degrees Celsius.  Although the average monthly temperature in Khartoum never drops below thirty degrees Celsius, scheduling your trip between November and March will help you avoid the most dangerously scorching days.   

Airlines that Fly to Khartoum Airport

There are no direct flights from Canada to Khartoum Airport. Instead, Canadian travelers typically book a flight to Khartoum through one of Asia's larger airports.  Saudia offers regular service to Khartoum through Riyadh, Qatar Airways flies through Doha and Turkish Airlines flies through Istanbul's Ataturk airport.  Skyscanner helps travelers find the best flight from Canada to Khartoum by allowing them to sort available flights by price, duration, number of stopovers or preferred airline. 

What to Expect When Arriving at the Khartoum Airport

The Khartoum International Airport is very dated, and thus is scheduled for replacement in the near future.  The current airport is crowded, chaotic and uncomfortable, so keep a close eye on your bags and any other valuables.  After making your way through immigration and customs you will find yourself in the arrivals hall, which has a currency exchange office and poorly maintained bathrooms.  From here, taxis are the preferred method of transportation into central Khartoum.  Ensure you have a clear map showing your final destination, as most drivers do not speak English. 

Tips and Advisories for Travel to Khartoum Airport

Currently, Global Affairs Canada recommends that travelers avoid all non-essential travel to Sudan due to the high risk of violent crime and armed conflict.  In the case of essential travel, Canadians must have a valid passport and Sudanese visa in order to enter the country.  After entering the country through the Khartoum Airport, travelers must register their stay with the Ministry of the Interior's Aliens' Registration Office in Khartoum, and apply for a permit from the Ministry of Tourism for any travel outside of the city.  Anyone thinking of traveling to Sudan should first make contact with the Embassy of Canada to Sudan in Khartoum.

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