Travel Advisory: U.S. Embassy Juba Travel Advisory Reminder

The U.S. Department of State updated the Travel Advisory for South Sudan on April 19, 2022. South Sudan remains Level 4: Do Not Travel.

The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to South Sudan to review the most recent travel advisory- (South Sudan Country Information), and to exercise extreme caution when traveling in all parts of the country, including Juba.  For any travel outside of Juba it is recommended that you have a minimum of two vehicles, appropriate food, water, and recovery and medical equipment in case of mechanical failure or other emergency.

Violent crimes, such as carjacking, shootings, ambushes, assaults, robberies, and kidnappings are common throughout South Sudan, including Juba. Travelers should avoid demonstrations and public gatherings; events intended to be peaceful can become violent.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency consular services to U.S. citizens in South Sudan. U.S. government personnel in South Sudan are under a strict curfew. They must use armored vehicles for all movements, and official travel outside Juba is limited. Due to the critical crime threat in Juba, walking is also restricted; when allowed, it is limited to a small area in the immediate vicinity of the Embassy and during daylight hours only. Family members cannot accompany U.S. government employees who work in South Sudan.

While visiting South Sudan, or for any other travel outside of the United States, the U.S. Embassy recommends and requests that all U.S. citizens enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). STEP is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.