Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Khartoum, Sudan

Event: Confirmed Repatriation Flight on May 1, 2020

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.

The U.S. Embassy in Khartoum has confirmed a repatriation flight with limited capacity for private U.S. citizens on a reimbursable basis, leaving Khartoum International Airport on May 1, 2020.  The flight will terminate at Washington DC Dulles International Airport (IAD).  All travelers are required to arrange their own onward travel to their final destination.  The United States government is unable to provide any individual flight assistance.

U.S. citizens in possession of valid U.S. passports – please read below for next steps:

  1. S. citizens who have already filled out the formexpressing interest:  we have registered your interest, no further action is required.  Continue to monitor your email for further details
  2. S. citizens who have filled out the formexpressing interest but are no longer interested: please email us at to notify us that you are no longer interested
  3. S. citizens who have not filled out the formbut want to join this flight: please fill out this form now to express your interest.  You should complete the form for each family member in your group

Please do not call or e-mail to confirm receipt of your form.  Note that the submission of the form neither guarantees nor confirms a seat on the flight.

The U.S. Embassy in Khartoum will call those who qualify to reserve a seat until all seats have been filled.  We will only contact those who submitted a form.

Please note that all passengers will need to reimburse the U.S. Government for the flight, and you must sign a promissory note before boarding.  No payment will be required prior to the flight.

Individuals on this transport may be subject to CDC screening, health observation, monitoring requirements, and existing DHS entry requirements. Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.

Due to the possibility of an extended disruption, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations for the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19.

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

Actions to Take:

  • If you are a U.S. citizen wishing to depart Sudan but are unable to depart, please fill out this formfor you and each traveler.  If you have already filled out the form, do not submit another one
  • Visit our Embassy webpage information on conditions in Sudan
  • Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions
  • Monitor local media press releases and government announcements
  • Consult the CDC websitefor the most up-to-date information
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on state.govfor the latest information
  • Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States

We would like to reassure you that we will update U.S. citizens on this current situation as quickly as possible, and strongly urge you to refer to our website for the latest updates.

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)