Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Khartoum, Sudan

Location: Sudan

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 Saturday, April 18, 2020 the Government of Sudan has established a 24-hour lockdown for the next three weeks in Khartoum.  Limited exceptions will apply for the public to go to grocery stores or pharmacies; this message will be updated with more details as they become available.  The previously announced 6:00 a.m.-6:00 om curfew and ban on public transportation between cities and states for the rest of Sudan remain unchanged.

We strongly recommend that all persons comply with the measures the government puts in place.  All U.S. Embassy personnel are required to comply with the lockdown.

All persons in Khartoum, regardless of nationality, are subject to the 24-hour lockdown as well as all local laws. 

All persons in Sudan, regardless of nationality, are subject to the curfew as well as all local laws. 

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

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.
  • Register in STEPto receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions and help us contact you in an emergency

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