Although the U. S. Department of State has lifted its "Depart Now" status for the region, there is still instability and the security situation remains poor. Practice extreme caution when planning a trip to the region.}}
'''South Sudan''' is a country in [[Africa]]. Formerly a breakaway region of [[Sudan]], it became an independent country on 9 July 2011 after a referendum was held in January that year. It borders [[Sudan]], [[Ethiopia]], [[Uganda]], [[Kenya]], [[Democratic Republic of the Congo]], and the [[Central African Republic]].