Last updated: 07/25/2022
*** As of 12:01 a.m. EDT June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons aged two and above to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded. Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 12, 2022, the CDC will no longer order air passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States. Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect. For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.
Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.
- 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.
- 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 23, 2022, by the Ministry of Health in the Republic of South Sudan, inbound 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 OR documentation of full COVID-19 vaccinations (completed at least two weeks before traveling). Please see “Quarantine Information” section below for more information.
- Per guidance issued on July 25, 2022, by the Ministry of Health in the Republic of South Sudan, outboard passengers should follow the guidance of the requirements of the country of designation. If the country of destination requires a valid negative SARS-COV-2 PCR test certificate, then outbound travelers should present the negative test certificate in hard copy with a verifiable QR code from a Ministry of Health approved laboratory in South Sudan. If the country of destination does not require a negative test, the outbound traveler should present a document indicating that the country of destination does not require a negative SARS-COV-2 PCR test certificate or evidence of vaccination.
- All inbound travels who show symptoms will be administered a Ag-RDT test by a designated port health officer at no fee.
- Is a curfew in place? There is no known curfew in place at this time.
- 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.
- 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.
- Are commercial flights operating? Yes
- Is public transportation operating? Yes
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.