Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Changes to Embassy Personnel Movement

Following reported incidents of armed altercations on the outskirts of Juba on Thursday, January 4, 2018, the U.S. Embassy has implemented a temporary curfew change for its personnel.  Effective immediately and until 6:30 a.m. Monday, January 8, 2018, the Embassy travel policy will limit unofficial/personal movements within Juba.  During this time unofficial/personal travel must conclude ...
Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Changes to U.S. Embassy Personnel Movement

As of November 9, 2017, the security situation in Juba remains unchanged.  However, as a precaution during the long U.S. holiday weekend that begins this evening, the U.S. Embassy has implemented a temporary curfew change.  Effective immediately and until 6:30 a.m. Monday, November 13, 2017, Embassy travel policy will limit unofficial movements during periods of ...
Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Update

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that in light of recent political events in Juba, the Embassy has reviewed its security situation.  Although there is an increased military presence in a number of locations, the security situation in Juba is unchanged.  The Embassy is fully operational.  Embassy personnel are urged to continue to observe precautions ...
Read More»

Security Messages For U.S. Citizens

The U.S. State Department warns U.S. citizens against travel to the Republic of South Sudan because of ongoing fighting, intercommunal violence, and violent crime. The Department of State has terminated Ordered Departure status for Embassy Juba, and simultaneously adjusted its staffing profile to reflect new conditions on the ground. This replaces the Travel Warning dated ...
Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Return of Dr. Riek Machar (April 25, 2016)

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens in South Sudan that it has received reports that First Vice President-designate Dr. Riek Machar Teny is expected to return to Juba on Tuesday, April 26. U.S. Embassy staff have been instructed to minimize movements. The U.S. Embassy likewise advises all U.S. citizens, particularly those in Juba, to limit ...
Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Return of Dr. Riek Machar (April 23, 2016)

First Vice President-designate Dr. Riek Machar Teny is expected to return to Juba this afternoon. U.S. Embassy staff have been instructed to minimize movements. The U.S. Embassy likewise advises all U.S. citizens, particularly those in Juba, to limit your movements. There may be checkpoints, road closures and other travel impediments around the city. The U.S. ...
Read More»

Republic of South Sudan Travel Warning (June 6, 2015)

Last Updated: December 31, 2015 The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens against travel to the Republic of South Sudan.  The U.S. Embassy in Juba continues to operate at reduced staffing levels due to continued armed conflict outside Juba. The U.S. Embassy has little capacity to reach U.S. citizens with emergencies outside Juba because ...
Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increasing Violence in Unity State (May 12, 2015)

This is to notify U.S. citizens that the U.S. Embassy has received reports of increasing violence in Unity state.  Many international organizations have withdrawn their staff from the region, and the U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens in the area to depart immediately.  U.S. citizens are advised to be alert, remain aware of your surroundings, and ...
Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: SPLM Public Rally (March 17, 2015)

This is to notify U.S. citizens that the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) has a public rally planned on Wednesday, March 18, beginning at 8:00a.m., at the John Garang Mausoleum in Juba.  President Salva Kiir is expected to address the audience.  The Embassy advises U.S. citizens to limit their movements in the vicinity of the ...
Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Caution Against Hiking on Jebel Mountain (February 23, 2015)

The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens against hiking in the Jebel Mountain area.  Five non-South Sudanese citizens were recently detained by South Sudanese government officials while hiking on Jebel Mountain in the Rock City area of Juba for not having permission to be on the mountain.  Past incidents on Jebel Mountain include the death of ...
Read More»

Security Message for U.S Citizens: Caution Against Hiking on Jebel Mountain (February 20, 2015)

The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens against hiking in the Jebel Mountain area. Five non-South Sudanese citizens were recently detained by South Sudanese government officials while hiking on Jebel Mountain in the Rock City area of Juba for not having permission to be on the mountain. Past incidents on Jebel Mountain include the death of ...
Read More»

Security Message for U.S Citizens: Increase in Crime (February 10, 2015)

Data collected by Embassy sources indicates an increase in criminal incidents occurring over the past year. These incidents have affected hotels, international residential compounds, commercial establishments, and government facilities. In Juba, there have been multiple instances of daytime armed robbery at establishments frequently patronized by the international community over the past few weeks and also ...
Read More»
Show More ∨