Security Alert–U.S. Embassy Khartoum, Sudan (June 6, 2019)

Location: Each city in metropolitan Khartoum (Khartoum, Omdurman, and Khartoum North) and in other cities across Sudan.

Event:  Violence and civil unrest continue in Khartoum and across Sudan.  Communications systems, such as cellular data and internet, are not functional.  Cellular voice and SMS are functional.  The airport in Khartoum is open; however, some flights have been cancelled or are being rescheduled.  Traveling to the airport may be hazardous.

Local travel by U.S. government personnel is limited to minimal, officially approved, movements only.  See emergency contact information below.

There are no plans for a U.S. government-coordinated evacuation of U.S. citizens at this time.

Actions to Take:

  • The Embassy remains at reduced staffing.  If you require consular services such as a passport or other American Citizen Services, please contact the Consular Section during normal business hours.
  •     If you decide to leave Sudan, U.S. citizens in Sudan should depart while commercial flights are still available.
  • Contact the airline and confirm the flight status prior to traveling to the airport.
  • If you decide to stay, shelter at home or another safe location.
  • Do not come to the Embassy.
  • Exercise extreme caution if you must go outside.
  • Inform loved ones of your safety and plans.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program(STEP) to receive security updates.
  • Follow us onFacebook and Twitter.

Only in an emergency, contact:

  • U.S. Embassy Khartoum, Sudan
    + (249) (187) 022871
    + (249) (187) 022000 (after hours and weekends)
    Reminder: The Embassy is normally closed Fridays and Saturdays for the weekend.
  • State Department – Consular Affairs
    888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

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