COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Last updated:   04/25/2022

***  Effective December 6, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

 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 available commercial flights.

 COVID-19 Testing

  • Are either PCR or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in South Sudan? Yes- PCR only
  • If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes
  • Travelers can be tested at any private lab in compliance with South Sudan’s COVID-19 e-governance system, which provides results in the government-accepted certificate format. Any lab results not presented in this format will result in travelers not being allowed to board their flight in Juba.

 COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of South Sudan approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • Are vaccines available in South Sudan for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
  • Which vaccines are available in South Sudan? Currently two different vaccines are available. The two dose AstraZeneca and single dose J&J vaccine are available in South Sudan.
  • COVID Vaccine is available in all 10 states and three administrative areas, in 66 out of 80 counties at close to 300 facilities in the country
  • For more details, on sites, locations, vaccine availability and type, please refer to the MOH-WHO COVID-19 dashboard for South Sudan that is publicly available here
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
  • If you are staying longer than three days, register with the Department of Immigration and Aliens Control at the Ministry of Interior in Juba.
  • Per guidance issued on July 25, 2021, by the Ministry of Health in the Republic of South Sudan, travelers must present a valid SARS-CoV2 PCR negative test certificate with a sample collected not more than 72 hours prior to arrival at the point of entry and with documentation of full COVID-19 vaccinations (completed at least two weeks before traveling) to not require a quarantine period. Please see “Quarantine Information” section below for more information.
  • Per guidance issued on December 22, 2021, by the Ministry of Health in the Republic of South Sudan, both inbound and outbound travelers must present both a negative PCR test and proof of vaccination.

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place? Yes.  As of August 29, 2021, a curfew is in place from 10:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. This curfew was renewed on December 21, 2021.
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No – but reducing movements other than essential travel is encouraged.  Guidance from the Government of South Sudan advises social gatherings, places of worship, entertainment venues, etc. should follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Quarantine Information 

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine?
    • Per guidance issued on July 25, 2021, by the Ministry of Health in the Republic of South Sudan, quarantine is not required for international travelers who present a valid SARS-CoV2 PCR negative test certificate with a sample collected not more than 72 hours prior to arrival at the point of entry and with documentation of full COVID-19 vaccinations (completed at least two weeks before traveling).
    • Individuals who present a SARS-COV-2 PCR negative test certificate but who are not fully vaccinated can quarantine for 10 days or be tested on day five at their own expense and then exit quarantine on day seven if the RT-PCR test is negative.  Those choosing not to be tested on or after day five of the quarantine may exit the quarantine on day 10, unless exhibiting symptoms.

Transportation Options

Are commercial flights operating? Yes

Is public transportation operating? Yes

Consular Operations

U.S. Embassy Juba is currently processing routine American Citizen Services.  Please follow all guidelines outlined on our website here to proceed with routine processing of consular services. If you have an urgent need, please email us at ACSJuba@state.gov.