Health Alert: Extension of Lockdown & Airport Closure

Health Alert
U.S. Embassy Khartoum, Sudan
June 2, 2020

Event:  On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of U.S. personnel and family members who have been medically determined to be at higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed to COVID-19.  On March 19, the Department of State issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19 and in countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States.

Update:  Effective Wednesday, June 3, 2020, the Government of Sudan has extended the 24-hour lockdown in Khartoum for the next fourteen days, until Thursday, June 18, 2020. Limited exceptions between 6:00am and 3:00pm local time will apply for the public to go to grocery stores and pharmacies.

Additionally, the Government of Sudan has extended the closure of Sudan’s airports for domestic and international flights until Sunday, June 14, 2020.  Limited exceptions apply, including for cargo, humanitarian, and repatriation flights. As of June 2, 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum has no repatriation flights scheduled.

We strongly recommend that all persons comply with the measures the government puts in place.

All persons in Sudan, regardless of nationality, are subject to the lockdown as well as all local laws.  All U.S. Embassy personnel are required to comply with the lockdown.

If you are detained or arrested, the U.S. government can neither secure your release nor act as your legal representative.

Additional information, including the latest alerts and messages pertaining to Sudan, may be found here

Actions to Take:

  • Visit our Embassy webpage for information on conditions in Sudan
  • Monitor local media press releases and government announcements
  • Restrict all outside movement during curfew hours
  • Plan ahead to ensure you stay compliant with curfew hours
  • Register in STEP to receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions and help us contact you in an emergency

For after-hours American Citizen Services emergency, please call us at +249 18 702 2000 and ask to speak to the Embassy duty officer.

Consular Section
U.S. Embassy Khartoum, Sudan
Phone: + (249) (187) 02287
+ (249) (187) 022000 (after hours)