COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Last Updated: May 9, 2022

*** Effective December 6, 2021 (12:01am EST), all air passengers 2 years or older with a flight departing to the United States from a foreign country are required show a negative COVID-19 viral test result taken no more than 1 day before travel, or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days, before they board their flight.

Air passengers will also be required to confirm in the form of an attestation that the information they present is true.

If you recently recovered from COVID-19, you may travel with documentation of recovery from COVID-19 (i.e., your positive COVID-19 viral test result on a sample taken no more than 90 days before the flight’s departure from a foreign country and a letter from a licensed healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel). Please see the CDC website for details about the testing requirement to travel by air to the United States.

In addition, all non-immigrant, non-U.S. citizen air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States.  Exemptions to the vaccination requirement will be considered on an extremely limited basis.  Please contact your nearest embassy or consulate to apply for an exemption for the vaccination requirement.  Please visit the CDC webpage for more information about exemptions.

Country-Specific Information:

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not issued a Travel Health Notice for Sudan due to COVID-19, indicating an unknown level of COVID-19 in the country. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC’s specific recommendations for vaccinatedand unvaccinated travelers. For more information on COVID-19 related restrictions and conditions in Sudan, please visit the Federal Ministry of Health’s website and Facebook page.
  • Effective March 1, 2022, the Sudanese Civil Aviation Authority requires all passengers coming from Europe, North and South America, China, and India to possess a negative polymerise chain reaction (PCR) test certificate issued from accredited laboratories dated within 96 hours from the date of sampling. Persons 8 years old and younger are exempt.
  • Effective March 1, 2022, the Sudanese Civil Aviation Authority requires all passengers arriving from other countries not listed above to possess negative polymerise chain reaction (PCR) test certificate issued from accredited laboratories dated within 72 hours from the date of sampling. 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 (PDF 105 KB).
  • 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
    • Pfizer
    • AstraZeneca
    • Sinopharm
  • 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 vaccine availability. You may monitor the Federal Ministry of Health’s website and Facebook page for more information.
  • Effective February 23, 2022, the Federal Ministry of Health announced COVID-19 booster shots 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 March 1, 2022, the Sudanese Civil Aviation Authority requires all passengers coming from Europe, North and South America, China, and India to possess a negative polymerise chain reaction (PCR) test certificate issued from accredited laboratories dated within 96 hours from the date of sampling. Persons 8 years old and younger are exempt.
  • Effective March 1, 2022, the Sudanese Civil Aviation Authority requires all passengers arriving from other countries not listed above to possess negative polymerise chain reaction (PCR) test certificate issued from accredited laboratories dated within 72 hours from the date of sampling. Persons 8 years old and younger are exempt.

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

  • For passengers departing Sudan, please note that some airlines require proof of a negative COVID-19 test regardless of destination while others will require proof only if required by the destination. We encourage all passengers to check with their airline and destination country for information on testing, vaccination, or other requirements.

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 Consular Section is offering routine American Citizen Services appointments for passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBAs).  Please visitour website to schedule an appointment. All routine notarial services have been suspended until further notice. However, limited appointments are available for DS-3053 notarizations only.  Please send an email to ACSKhartoum@state.gov to request an appointment.
  • Please reference the Visa webpage for current immigrant and nonimmigrant visa operating status.

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