Health Alert:  Curfew U.S. Embassy Khartoum, Sudan

April 1, 2020


Location: Sudan

Event: 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: U.S. Embassy Khartoum has received reports of Sudanese authorities detaining persons who do not comply with the mandatory nationwide curfew.  We strongly recommend that all persons follow the curfew and plan their movements in advance to ensure compliance with the curfew hours.  All U.S. Embassy personnel are required to comply with the curfew.

All persons in Sudan, regardless of nationality, are subject to the curfew as well as all local laws.  The U.S. government can neither secure your release nor act as your legal representative.

Effective 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, 2020 and until further notice, the Government of Sudan has extended its mandatory nationwide curfew and will now be enforced from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

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

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

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor the Embassy’s website ( for the most up-to-date information.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Make plan ahead of time to ensure compliance with the curfew.
  • Restrict all outside movements during curfew hours.

Consular Section

U.S. Embassy Khartoum, Sudan

Phone: + (249) (187) 02287

+ (249) (187) 022000 (after hours)