The U.S. State Department has provided updated border crossing information to U.S. citizens who are trying to leave Sudan.

Key Points:

  • The U.S. government will inform U.S. citizens of any plans for additional U.S. government-organized convoys from Khartoum to Port Sudan. For those who are able to depart Port Sudan via commercial vessels, U.S. officials are receiving citizens in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. U.S. citizens should contact the U.S. Consulate General in Jeddah with questions at (+966) 12 220 5000 or email
  • U.S. citizens in Sudan should fill out this crisis intake form to receive options to leave Sudan as the security situation allows. Individuals do not need to submit this information again if they have already submitted information to the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum.
  • U.S. citizens leaving Sudan should check this website for country-specific border crossing instructions. The State Department has provided instructions for those traveling to Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia and South Sudan.
  • U.S. citizens in Sudan who are in need of assistance can call the State Department at 1-888-407-4747 (from the United States) or 1-202-501-4444 (from overseas) and enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program if they have not done so already.

Additional Information: As of April 22, the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, is no longer offering routine or emergency consular services. The State Department suspended such services until further notice. The situation is “violent, volatile and extremely unpredictable, particularly in the capital city Khartoum,” the Department stated.

BAL Analysis: Companies with employees in the country are encouraged to follow State Department information and warnings closely. Wait times at crossing points could vary widely and change quickly. BAL will continue to monitor developments regarding the security situation in Sudan and will provide more information as it becomes available.

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