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TRAVEL ALERT for U.S. Citizens in SUDAN or considering travel to SUDAN:

Do not travel to Sudan due to armed conflict, civil unrest, crime, terrorism, and kidnapping.

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 eligible family members from Embassy Khartoum due to the continued threat of 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.

Armed conflict is ongoing throughout Sudan and includes heavy fighting between various political and security groups. The situation is violent, volatile, and extremely unpredictable, particularly in the capital city Khartoum. Electrical and communication disruptions, including internet and cell phone service, can occur at any time.  Khartoum International Airport and Sudan’s border with Chad are currently closed.

U.S. citizens in Sudan needing assistance may reach out directly to

Alert messages are posted at Embassy Khartoum’s website,, and on Sudan’s country information page at We recommend that U.S. citizens register for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), so that alerts can be emailed automatically when they are available. Citizens can register for STEP at