Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Khartoum, Sudan

Event: Effective Wednesday, July 8, 2020, the Government of Sudan has moved to a 6:00pm to 6:00am curfew in Khartoum.  This curfew will remain in effect until further notice.  All persons are able to move freely, including across bridges, from 6:00am to 6:00pm local time.  Public transportation will begin operating on July 8, 2020 in response to the loosened restrictions.  From 6:00pm to 6:00am, movement, including across bridges, is restricted.

The airport remains closed to commercial flights through July 12, 2020; however, the U.S. Embassy is aware of limited OUTBOUND commercial flights.  Please see previous messages for more information.

We strongly recommend that all persons comply with the new curfew the government put in place.  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.  All U.S. Embassy personnel are required to comply with the curfew.

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 comply with curfew hours
  • Register in STEP to receive important information from the Embassy

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 18 702 2871
+249 18 702 2000 (after hours)