This is a foreign exchange guide to Sudan, the Sudanese Pound currency plus sending SDG transfers and travel tips.
In this Sudan currency guide we take a look at :
- Sudanese Pound info - general info about the Sudanese Pound
- Sudanese Pound in the markets - recent SDG moves and predictions from the FX markets
- Travelling in Sudan - currency & money saving tips
- Buying Sudanese Pound cash online - travel money for Sudan
- Sending money to Sudan - save on Sudanese Pound bank transfers to Sudan
- Sudanese Pound exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.
Sudanese Pound (SDG) general currency information
What is the Sudanese Pound currency code and symbol?
The three letter currency code for the Sudanese Pound is SDG and the symbol is £.
Is the Sudanese Pound a closed currency?
Yes the Sudanese Pound is a closed currency. Which means that you may find it difficult to purchase the currency (SDG) before departure and will probably need to buy it upon arrival. If you do manage to buy some of the currency or have some left over from a previous trip, make sure you are aware if you are allowed to bring this closed currency into the country.
For more information and a full list of closed currencies please refer to our guide: What is a closed currency?
Which countries use the Sudanese Pound?
It is the domestic currency in Sudan.
Sudanese Pound (SDG) in the markets
The interactive chart below shows the USD to SDG exchange rate and trend for the previous 3 months:
Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Sudan
Travel money for Sudan
As mentioned above, the Sudanese Pound is a closed currency. Which means that you may find it difficult (or be permitted) to purchase the currency (SDG) before departure and will need to buy it upon arrival in Sudan.
For these types of destinations, using a pre-paid travel card is a good solution. As no travel cards support loading closed currencies like the SDG you will incur currency conversion or foreign transaction fees if you use a travel money card in Sudan.
However, using a pre-paid travel card is still a good idea as you can avoid ATM fees and also you can avoid using (and losing!) your main bank or debit/credit card.
Sudan Trip Checklist
Sending money to Sudan
When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Sudan you need to start with finding out the latest Sudanese Pound foreign-transfer exchange rate.
Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save (we make that calculation easy here).
Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Sudan
When sending money to Sudan it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :
- Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
- You specify the local or Sudanese Pound amount you want to transfer
- Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
- Once your funds are received by the provider the converted SDG amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Sudan.
Use our Send to SDG calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Sudanese Pound deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!