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U.S. Embassy in Sudan Suspends Operations: What You Need to Know

Apr 25, 2023

The U.S. embassy in Sudan has suspended its operations

The U.S. Embassy in Sudan has temporarily suspended its operations as violent clashes intensify in the country.

Here’s what you need to know, according to the U.S. Department of State:

As of April 22, the embassy in Khartoum has suspended all operations, including visa, passport, and other consular services until further notice. U.S. citizens who are in Sudan are encouraged to fill out a crisis intake form to receive information on options to leave as security conditions permit. If you need immediate assistance, you can call 1-888-407-4747 (in the U.S.) or +1 202-501-4444 (from overseas). The government also recommends that U.S. citizens enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) for security updates and emergency contact purposes.

If you are considering leaving Sudan and crossing the border into neighboring countries, please be aware that wait times and entry requirements can vary widely and change quickly. The Central African Republic does not require a visa for U.S. citizens, but the U.S. Embassy in Bangui cannot provide consular services at this time. For entry requirements, contact the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde.

A visa is required for U.S. citizens to enter Chad and Eritrea, while Ethiopia requires an e-visa. Visa on arrival is available for U.S. citizens in Egypt, and South Sudan requires a visa in advance. For entry requirement inquiries, please contact the respective U.S. Embassy in each country.

The government recommends that U.S. citizens monitor local media for updates and review the Department of State’s Travel Advisory for Sudan and Security Alerts. When in Sudan, stay at lower levels, avoid windows, and exercise caution.

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