Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Changes to U.S. Embassy Personnel Movement

As of November 9, 2017, the security situation in Juba remains unchanged.  However, as a precaution during the long U.S. holiday weekend that begins this evening, the U.S. Embassy has implemented a temporary curfew change.  Effective immediately and until 6:30 a.m. Monday, November 13, 2017, Embassy travel policy will limit unofficial movements during periods of darkness.  Personal travel must conclude by 1900 and the official curfew remains 2030.

Embassy personnel have also been directed to avoid the two block radius of the Presidential Compound (J1) until the stand-off with SPLA forces has been resolved.

The U.S. Embassy encourages U.S. citizens to take similar precautions and to monitor local media and the Embassy website.  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. 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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