COVID-19 Information

Last Updated: September 23, 2020 

Country-Specific Information:

  • Sudan has 13,578 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders as of September 21, 2020.
  • Effective Wednesday, September 16, the Higher Committee for Public Health Emergencies lifted the 6:00p.m. – 6:00a.m. curfew that had been in place for Khartoum since July 8.
  • The Government of Sudan has partially re-opened Khartoum International Airport to international and domestic flights.
  • 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.
  • On September 4, 2020, after heavy rainfall and flooding, Sudan declared a three-month, nation-wide state of emergency and designated the country a natural disaster zone.  No travel-related restrictions were instituted. 

Entry and Exit Requirements:

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

  • All passengers 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.

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 96 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.

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

  • All passengers may be 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 Wednesday, 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.
  • The Committee also announced that the state of health emergency continues and reminded the community of the importance of observing health measures necessary to limit the transmission and spread of the epidemic

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, so long as the traveler has a certified negative PCR test certificate dated within 92 hours of arrival.

  • 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.

COVID-19 Testing 

In no particular order, the following hospitals and laboratories offer PCR tests:

  • National Public Health Laboratory
  • Stak Laboratory
  • Fedail Hospital
  • Alya Hospital
  • Royal Care Hospital
  • Central Laboratory Red Sea State
  • Blue Nile National Institute for Communicable Diseases
  • Alshaheed Abdelmoez Atay Molecular Biology Lab

Transportation Options 

Are commercial flights operating? Yes.

  • Effective July 13, 2020, the Government of Sudan has partially re-opened Khartoum International Airport to international flights.  As of July 13, 2020, Sudan has authorized limited international flights to/from Ethiopia, Egypt, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates.
  • 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.  If you require notarial services, please send an e-mail, including details of the notarial requested, to ACSKhartoum@state.gov.

  • Please reference the Visa webpage for current immigrant and nonimmigrant visa operating status. 

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