FCO Travel Advice for - Sudan

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  • The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to the following parts of Sudan: Darfur, the Red Sea State border with Eritrea; the Abyei region; Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states. See Local travel.

  • The FCO advise against all but essential travel to the following parts of Sudan: areas west of the towns of an-Nahud in North Kordofan up to the Darfur border. See Local travel.

  • There is a threat of kidnapping throughout Sudan. Westerners have previously been the target of kidnaps. See Terrorism.
  • There has been a serious outbreak of yellow fever across a large part of Sudan, including Darfur, southern states and Khartoum. See Health.

  • You should avoid any demonstrations or large gatherings of people. See Local travel - Khartoum and Political situation.

  • On 29 April 2012, the President declared a state of emergency in the five states bordering South Sudan, which give the government expanded powers of arrest. See Local travel.

  • The capacity of the British Embassy to assist in times of crisis may be limited. You should consider your own travel arrangements carefully and make sure you have up-to-date travel documents and visas in case you need to leave at short notice.

  • There is a general threat from terrorism. See Terrorism.

  • Twelve British nationals needed consular assistance in Sudan in the period 1 April 2011 - 31 March 2012. See Consular assistance statistics.

  • Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
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