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Sudan Leave Laws & Holidays

Paid Time Off, Vacation, Sick Leave, Maternity Leave, Paternity Leave, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty Leave, Military Leave, and Voting Leave

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Paid Time Off (PTO) in Sudan

Last updated on December 23, 2023.

Vacation Leave Quota

20 days

Workers in Sudan are entitled to 20 days of paid vacation. Workers have the right to a paid vacation following a full year of uninterrupted work at the company.

Vacation entitlement increases with the number of years of continuous service.

Total Years of Service Vacation Days
1 to 3 years 20
3 to 15 years 25
15+ years 30

A vacation policy is generous for employees with more years of experience. The national vacation policy is similar to other leave laws in Africa, although countries like Mauritius (22 days) and Egypt (21 days) offer longer vacation leave.

Carry Over

Allowed. Maximum 1 year of postponement.

If the employer agrees, an employee can delay taking part of their vacation (not all) to the following year, but not more than one year.

Payment of Unused Vacation Leave upon Termination

Required by law.

When it comes to payout at termination, the employer is required to pay. So, employees who end their employment for any reason, including resignation, are entitled to monetary compensation for any unused vacation days.

Sick Leave in Sudan

Up to 9 months of paid leave.

Employees in Sudan are entitled to up to 9 months of paid sick leave.


Employees who are on sick leave are entitled to sick pay:

  • the first 3 months: 100% of salary

  • 3 to 6 months: 50% of salary

  • 6 to 9 months: 25% of salary

After 9 months of illness, sick leave is not paid.

Maternity and Paternity Leave

Maternity Leave in Sudan

8 weeks

Pregnant employees in Sudan are entitled to 8 weeks of maternity leave. They become eligible for fully paid maternity leave after 6 months of continuous service.

This leave can be taken in the following manner:

  • 4 weeks of prenatal and 4 weeks of postnatal


  • 2 weeks of prenatal and 6 weeks of postnatal

Paternity Leave in Sudan

Paternity leave is not required by law.

Bereavement Leave in Sudan

Bereavement leave is not specified by law.

Jury Duty Leave in Sudan

Jury duty leave is not specified by law.

Military Leave in Sudan

Military leave is not specified by law.

Voting Leave in Sudan

Voting leave is not specified by law.

Public Holidays in Sudan for 2024

5 official public holidays.

A complete list of official holidays celebrated in Sudan:

Date Holiday
January 1 Independence Day
April 10 to 13 Eid al-Fitr (Bayram)
Jun 15 to 19 Corban Bairam Holiday
Jul 7 Islamic New Year
September 15 Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday


  1. Local Laws & Regulations, https://www.atlashxm.com/en/countries/sudan

  2. Definitive Guide to Hiring in Sudan, https://www.globalexpansion.com/countrypedia/Sudan

Check out our Leave Laws page to learn more about laws in various countries.

All materials have been prepared for general information purposes only to permit you to learn more about this region's leave laws. The information presented is not legal advice, is not to be acted on as such, and may not be current. Please contact your local legal counsel to learn more about the leave laws in your country.

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