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 by 7:00 p.m.; and the curfew for official travel remains 8:30 p.m.

The U.S. Embassy encourages U.S. citizens to take similar precautions and to monitor local media and the Embassy website for up to date information.  Please review the Department of State’s Travel Warning for South Sudan.  The U.S. Embassy would also like to take this opportunity to remind all U.S. citizens that you should have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance, and should carry medical evacuation insurance.

For further information:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for South Sudan.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).
  • Contact the S. Embassy in Juba, located on Kololo Road in Tongping next to the European Union compound, at +211-912-105-188 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday. The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +211-912-105-107.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard/Daylight Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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