Message for U.S. Citizens: Embassy Closure (July 9, 2015)

This is to notify U.S. citizens that in compliance with local government directives, the U.S. Embassy in Juba will be closed on July 9 and 10 in observation of South Sudan’s Independence Day.

A major deployment of host nation security forces is expected in conjunction with Independence Day on July 9th.  Significant traffic delays should be expected on July 9 due to vehicle checkpoints and road closures. Embassy personnel will restrict embassy vehicle movements on July 9 for these reasons.  U.S. citizens should be aware of the possibility of celebratory gunfire occurring during hours of darkness over the next few evenings. In the event such gunfire does occur, shelter underneath a solid roof or other hardened structure should immediately be sought.

For further information on your travels:

The U.S. Embassy in South Sudan is located on Kololo Rd next to the EU compound, and is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday (except on South Sudan and U.S. federal holidays). The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +211 912 105 107 or + 1 202 216 6279 ext 253.