Report   DETAILS


Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Khartoum (Sudan), Embassy Precautions on July 14

Africa > Sudan > Khartoum

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that Embassy personnel have been instructed to avoid unnecessary movements and remain at home on Friday, July 14.  This action is a precautionary measure following the announcement of an extended sanction review period.  The Embassy is not aware of any reports of planned protests or demonstrations. 

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to review their personal security plans, remain aware of their surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates.  Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

For further information:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Sudan.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, located at U.S. Embassy Road, Kilo 10, Soba, Khartoum, Sudan, at 249-187-022871 (International), or 0187-022871 (Local).  The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is 249-187-022000 (International), or 0187-022000 (Local), and ask to speak with the duty officer.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
  • Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.