COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information 

Last Updated: September 22, 2021

Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information:

  • Sudan has 38,065 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders as of September 20, 2021.
  • Effective August 18, 2021, and until further notice, the Sudanese Civil Aviation Authority requires all passenger arriving from North/South America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand to possess a certified negative polymerise chain reaction (PCR) test certificate dated within 96 hours of arrival. Persons 8 years old and younger are exempt.
  • Effective August 18, 2021, the Sudanese Civil Aviation Authority requires all passengers, except as noted above, to possess a certified negative polymerise chain reaction (PCR) test certificate dated within 72 hours of arrival. Persons 8 years old and younger are exempt.
  • Sudan can conduct COVID-19 tests domestically.

COVID-19 Testing

Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Sudan? Yes.

If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes.

  • You may find the official updated list of accredited laboratories for COVID-19 testing, in Arabic, on the Federal Ministry of Health Facebook page.
  • You may find an unofficial English translation of accredited laboratories Here.
  • The delivery method of test results may differ from laboratory to laboratory; however, most laboratories provide physical copies.

For information on limited humanitarian exemptions to CDC’s requirement that all U.S. bound travelers present a negative COVID test, please review the following page: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-testing-required-us-entry.html

Humanitarian exemptions to this order will be granted on an extremely limited basis and will only be considered when the country of departure lacks adequate COVID-19 testing capacity.  To submit information in support of an exemption, please submit the required information to KhartoumCDCwaivers@state.gov.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

Has the Government of Sudan approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes.

Are vaccines available in Sudan for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes.

  • Vaccines are available to all residents of Sudan who meet the current prioritization guidelines found on the Federal Ministry of Health’s website and Facebook page.
  • Which vaccines are available in Sudan?
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • AstraZeneca
    • Sinopharm
    • Pfizer
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
  • The Government of Sudan has announced limited vaccine availability. You may monitor the Federal Ministry of Health’s website and Facebook page for more information.
  • Information from the CDC regarding COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes.

Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes.

  • Effective August 18, 2021, and until further notice, the Sudanese Civil Aviation Authority requires all passenger arriving from North/South America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand to possess a certified negative polymerise chain reaction (PCR) test certificate dated within 96 hours of arrival. Persons 8 years old and younger are exempt.
  • Effective August 18, 2021, the Sudanese Civil Aviation Authority requires all passengers, except as noted above, to possess a certified negative polymerise chain reaction (PCR) test certificate dated within 72 hours of arrival. Persons 8 years old and younger are exempt.
  • Please note that airlines and/or countries may require proof of a negative COVID-19 test certificate with QR code for both inbound and outbound passengers.  We encourage all passengers to check with their airline regarding testing and other requirements.

Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for U.S. citizens to exit Sudan? Yes.

  • All U.S. citizens departing Sudan are required to present a certified negative PCR test certificate from an accredited lab dated within 72 hours of departure. Please reference above for a list of accredited labs.

Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes.

  • The Government of Sudan may conduct temperature checks and other health screening measures.

Movement Restrictions

Is a curfew in place? No.

Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No.

  • Interstate and intercity public transportation is fully operational.

Quarantine Information

Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No.

For suspected cases, the Ministry of Health has established isolation centers at the Khartoum and Omdurman Teaching Hospitals, Jebra Trauma Center, Universal Hospital in Khartoum North, and at formerly known Biruuwt Hospital in Port Sudan.

Transportation Options

Are commercial flights operating? Yes.

  • International and domestic commercial flights are operating.

Is public transportation operating? Yes.

  • Both intercity public transportation and public transportation between cities and states is fully operational.

Consular Operations

  • The U.S. Embassy in Khartoum is providing appointments for American Citizen Services, including passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBAs). Applicants may schedule an appointment online.
  • Please reference the Visa webpage for current immigrant and nonimmigrant visa operating status.

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