U.S. Embassy Khartoum, Sudan
April 25, 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.
In addition to the U.S. government-organized repatriation flight tentatively scheduled on or around May 1, 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan is aware of a private commercial flight departing Khartoum, Sudan to Doha, Qatar on Saturday, May 2. This private commercial flight is not a U.S. government-organized flight and is unrelated to the tentative repatriation flight scheduled on or around May 1, 2020.
The flight is organized by Satguru Travel and all those interested in traveling must book directly through Satguru Travel by e-mailing email@example.com. Please do not contact the U.S. Embassy to book or inquire about this flight.
We have received the following details of the Satguru Travel flight:
- Departure date is Saturday, May 2, 2020
- One-way ticket cost from Khartoum to Doha, Qatar is 1,150 USD per passenger
- Satguru Travel requires advanced cash payment of USD only
- Baggage allowance: One checked bag weighing 20kg and one carry-on luggage weighing 7kg
- You must e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, April 26
- All passengers must organize and pay for their own travel from Doha, Qatar to their final destination
If you have additional questions regarding this flight, please contact Satguru Travel directly at email@example.com. Please do not contact the U.S. Embassy to book or inquire about this flight.
Again, this flight is unrelated to the tentative repatriation flight scheduled on or around May 1, 2020. The U.S. Embassy in Khartoum is still planning to operate the separate, U.S. government-organized repatriation flight scheduled on or around May 1, 2020.
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 interested in this flight, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, April 26, 2020
- Visit our Embassy webpage https://sd.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/for 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 website for the most up-to-date information
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on state.gov for 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.
U.S. Embassy Khartoum, Sudan
Phone: + (249) (187) 02287
+ (249) (187) 022000 (after hours)