Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Update

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that in light of recent political events in Juba, the Embassy has reviewed its security situation.  Although there is an increased military presence in a number of locations, the security situation in Juba is unchanged.  The Embassy is fully operational.  Embassy personnel are urged to continue to observe precautions when moving about the city and to refrain from unnecessary travel.

Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates.  Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

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 12:00 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 Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).