COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  09/02/2020

Country-Specific Information:

  • The government of the Republic of South Sudan has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States should utilize the intermittent commercial flights currently available.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes.
    • A number of airlines have resumed flights to and from Juba, including Ethiopian Airlines, Kenyan Airways and Fly Dubai. You should check with airlines to confirm frequency and any transit requirements.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes.
    • The government of South Sudan requires a negative COVID-19 test or a “COVID Free Certificate” produced by a healthcare practitioner which is dated within three days of travel in order to enter South Sudan.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No.
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes
    • Due to these restrictions, only essential travel is allowed.

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes.
    • The government of South Sudan requires that travelers to South Sudan quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

COVID-19 Testing:

  • COVID-19 testing in South Sudan is severely limited due to a shortage of testing kits. Travelers are likely to be tested only if they exhibit active signs of COVID-19 infection.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes.
    • A number of carriers have resumed flights to and from Juba, including Ethiopian Airlines, Kenyan Airways and Fly Dubai. You should check with airlines to confirm frequency and any transit requirements.
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes.
    • Facemasks are required to be worn on public transportation.

Consular Operations:

  • As of March 24, 2020, U.S. Embassy Juba is no longer accepting appointments for routine American Citizen services. If you are a U.S. citizen in need of an urgent appointment, please email ACSJuba@state.gov. If you are a U.S. citizen with an emergency, call us at the numbers listed below:

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