Event: On April 22, 2023, the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum suspended its operations, and the Department of State ordered the departure of U.S. direct hire employees and their dependents due to the continued threat from armed conflict in Sudan. The U.S. government cannot provide routine or emergency consular services to U.S. citizens in Sudan, due to the current security situation. Please see the updated Travel Advisory for Sudan.
The U.S. government and international partners are assisting U.S. citizens in Port Sudan, where there are options available to depart. For those who are able to depart Port Sudan via ferry, U.S. government officials are also receiving citizens in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Please contact U.S. Consulate General Jeddah with questions at (+966) 12 220 5000 or email Jeddahacs@state.gov. Review the Saudi Arabia Traveler Information page.
Due to the uncertain security situation in Khartoum and closure of the airport, it is not currently safe to undertake a U.S. government-coordinated evacuation of private U.S. citizens. However, we remain dedicated to assisting U.S. citizens remaining in Sudan. To inform U.S. citizens of options to leave Sudan as security conditions permit, we need to know your information. U.S. citizens in Sudan who need assistance should contact the closest U.S. embassy or consulate.
We understand that border crossings into neighboring countries are possible but routes can be unpredictable or dangerous. Wait times at crossing points could vary widely and change quickly. The time frame to arrive at the land border also varies based on your location, security conditions, infrastructure conditions, and which border you wish to cross.
Central African Republic: U.S. Embassy Bangui does not provide consular services at this time. No visa is required for U.S. citizens. Review the Central African Republic Traveler Information page. Please contact U.S. Embassy in Yaounde with questions concerning entry requirements at +(237) 22220-1500 ext. 4341/4023 or email YaoundeACS@state.gov.
Chad: A visa is required for U.S. citizens in advance of arrival. Review the Chad Traveler Information page. Contact the U.S. Embassy in N’Djemena, Chad at +235 22 51 50 17 or email NdjamenaACS@state.gov with questions concerning entry requirements.
Egypt: U.S. citizens are eligible for visa on arrival at the port of entry. This costs $25. Review the Egypt Traveler Information page. Please bring a valid U.S. passport and payment for the visa.
Contact the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt at +20-2797-3300 or email ConsularCairoACS@state.gov with questions concerning entry requirements.
Eritrea: A visa is required for U.S. citizens in advance of arrival. Review the Eritrea Traveler Information page. Contact the U.S. Embassy in Asmara, Eritrea at +(291) 1-120-004 or email ConsularAsmara@state.gov with questions concerning entry requirements
Ethiopia: A visa is required for U.S. citizens (www.evisa.gov.et). Review the Ethiopia Traveler Information page. Contact the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at +251-11-130-6000, or email AddisACS@state.gov with questions concerning entry requirements.
South Sudan: A visa is required for U.S. citizens in advance of arrival. Review the South Sudan Traveler Information page. Contact the U.S. Embassy in Juba, South Sudan at +(211) 912-105-188 or email ACSJuba@state.gov with questions concerning entry requirements.
The security situation throughout Sudan continues to be violent and unpredictable due to ongoing armed conflict, with active fighting in country and uncertain safety conditions. We recommend carefully considering routes and the risks of travel, because roads may be crowded, exposed to combat operations, or have deteriorated infrastructure due to damage to bridges, roads, and facilities. All U.S. citizens should carefully monitor local and international media outlets for information about changing security conditions.
When communicating with the U.S. Department of State, please include:
- Your full name as spelled in your U.S. passport,
- Your passport number,
- Your current location in Sudan,
- Your local telephone number,
- Your email address.
- Please also include this same information for any U.S. citizen family members currently with you in Sudan.
Actions to take:
- Attempt to stay at the lower levels of your location, stay away from windows and exercise caution.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Review Department of State’s Travel Advisory for Sudan and the most recent Security Alerts.