Message for U.S. Citizens: COVID-19 Restrictions Update

July 13, 2020

Flights:  Effective Monday, July 13, 2020, the Government of Sudan has partially re-opened Khartoum International Airport to international flights. As of July 13, 2020, Sudan has authorized limited international flights to/from Egypt, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. All domestic flights continue to be suspended.

Please note that airlines and/or countries may require proof of a negative COVID-19 test. We encourage all passengers to check with their airline regarding testing and other requirements.

For those traveling to Sudan, U.S. citizens of Sudanese origin will be subject to COVID-19 testing upon arrival. All other nationals, including U.S. citizens, must possess a certified negative polymerise chain reaction (PCR) test taken within 72 hours of their arrival.

Curfew:  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.

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
  • Work directly with your travel agent and/or airline to understand travel requirements and to book your travel
  • Plan ahead to ensure you comply with curfew hours
  • Restrict all outside movement during 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 2000