Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Sudan (April 4, 2020)
Event: Potential Repatriation Flight Option: 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.
In an effort to contain the virus, the Sudanese authorities have suspended commercial air travel and closed the borders of Sudan.
The Department of State is preparing a potential evacuation flight with limited capacity for private U.S. citizens on a reimbursable basis, leaving Khartoum International Airport on or about April 8, 2020. Exact time, date, cost and other details will be provided as they become available.
Please note that all passengers will need to reimburse the U.S. Government for the flight, and a promissory note must be signed before boarding. No payment will be required prior to the flight.
U.S. citizens in possession of valid U.S. passports – please read below for next steps:
- U.S. citizens who have already filled out the form expressing interest: we have registered your interest, no further action is required. Continue to monitor your email for further details
- U.S. citizens who have filled out the form expressing interest but are no longer interested: please email us at ACSKhartoum@state.gov to notify us that you are no longer interested.
- U.S. citizens who have not filled out the form but 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 to confirm receipt of your form, you will be contacted with additional information.
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.
U.S. citizens without a valid U.S. passport who wish to depart on this flight should send an email to ACSKhartoum@state.gov and include their name, date of birth, U.S. passport number, and passport expiration date. Please put “EPDP” in the subject of your email. You will be contacted with information on how to obtain an emergency passport.
Passengers are responsible for their onward transportation from their arrival point in the United States (most likely Washington DC (Dulles Airport, IAD).
The United States government is unable to provide any individual flight assistance.
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 form for you and each traveler
- 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 travel.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.