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Message for U.S. Citizens: Threat of Increased Troop Activity on Northern Border of South Sudan

February 13, 2012

This message is to alert U.S. citizens, especially those located near the border between South Sudan and Sudan, of the danger of travel in this area.  Due to continued tensions between Sudan and South Sudan, travel along the border is not considered safe and should be avoided.  Recently, Sudan Armed Forces aircraft bombed areas in South Sudan close to the border with Sudan.  The Embassy advises against any travel to border areas.  Citizens are reminded of the Travel Warning currently in place for South Sudan.   Embassy Juba urges U.S. citizens to stay abreast of local events, monitor media reporting, and be aware of their surrounding at all times. 

The US Embassy in Juba is open for routine business, including U.S. Citizen Services.  In the event of an emergency, please contact the U.S. Embassy in Juba by calling 249-900-90-5107 (Zain) or 256-477-459-820 (GEMTEL) and ask to speak to the Embassy Duty Officer.

U.S. citizens living or traveling in South Sudan should register their presence in South Sudan through the Department of State's on-line travel registration website. By registering, American citizens will be included in the Embassy’s warden e-mail message distribution list and be accessible for the Embassy to contact them in case of an emergency.

U.S. citizens in South Sudan can obtain the latest security information by contacting the consular section at the U.S. Embassy in Juba, South Sudan (e-mail address:, or by visiting the U.S. Embassy website.