COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Last Updated: March 4, 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 28,545 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders as of March 1, 2021.
  • Effective immediately, the Sudanese Civil Aviation Authority passengers who originate from or transit through the UK, South Africa, and the Netherlands must possess a certified negative polymerise chain reaction test certificated dated within 72 hours of arrival. These passengers are subject to a mandatory 14-day home quarantine.
  • Sudan can test for COVID-19 tests domestically.
  • On March 14, 2020, the U.S. Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post, including U.S. Embassy Khartoum, of U.S. personnel and family members who have been medically determined to be at a higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Sudan?
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours?
    • 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, 68KB).
    • 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?
  • 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 not yet announced 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.

  • All passengers, excepted as stated in the following bullet point, must possess a certified negative polymerise chain reaction (PCR) test certificate dated within 96 hours of arrival. Persons 6 years old and younger are exempt.
  • Effective immediately, the Sudanese Civil Aviation Authority passengers who originate from or transit through the UK, South Africa, and the Netherlands must possess a certified negative polymerise chain reaction test certificated dated within 72 hours of arrival. These passengers are subject to a mandatory 14-day home quarantine.

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

  • Effective September 1, 2020, the Government of Sudan requires that all passengers possess a certified negative PCR test certificate dated within 72 hours of arrival. Persons 6 years old and younger are exempt.
  • Please note that airlines and/or countries may require proof of a negative COVID-19 test 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.

  • According to the Ministry of Health, all foreigners departing Sudan are required to present a certified negative PCR test certificate from an accredited lab dated within 72 hours of departure. Please reference below for a list of accredited labs.

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

  • All passengers are required to present their certified negative PCR test certificate dated within 96 hours of arrival. The Government of Sudan may conduct temperature checks and other health screening measures.

Movement Restrictions

Is a curfew in place? No.

  • Effective September 16, the Higher Committee for Public Health Emergencies lifted the 6:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. curfew that had been in place for Khartoum since July 8.

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, and the Universal Hospital in Khartoum North.

Transportation Options

Are commercial flights operating? Yes.

  • Effective July 13, 2020, the Government of Sudan has re-opened Khartoum International Airport to international flights.
  • Effective August 15, 2020, the Sudanese Civil Aviation Authority announced resumption of domestic flights.

Is public transportation operating? Yes.

  • Effective August 15, 2020, the Government of Sudan has allowed public transportation to operate between cities and states.  Intercity public transportation 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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