On 5 April 2020 the Government of South Sudan officially declared the first positive COVID-19 case. Even in the days preceding this news, flows through an increasing number of official and unofficial border crossing points have come to a halt as the South Sudanese and neighbouring Governments increase local oversight and the number of movement restricting policies. Risk communication has been conveyed through radio and other media throughout the country but is not yet practiced at all key transport hubs. Limited resources have hindered planned increases in border surveillance and quarantine. Community leaders at Bor PoC site restricted visits and limited new arrivals to the site due to fears over COVID-19.