Sudan: Avoid non-essential travel


Avoid non-essential travel to Sudan due to the unstable security situation throughout the country. If you are in Sudan for non-essential reasons, consider leaving by commercial means if it is safe to do so.
Regional risk level – Avoid all travel

Avoid all travel to the following areas:

Abyei administrative region
Southern Kordofan State
Blue Nile State
Area bordering Eritrea within the Red Sea State
The portions of Northern Kordofan and White Nile states located south of the Kosti–El Obeid–En Nahud road
Area bordering Libya

Demonstrations and civil unrest have been ongoing in many parts of the country, notably in Khartoum, Omdurman, Gedarif, Atbara, Dammer, Wad Madani and Port Sudan, due to political and economic tensions. Protests intensified in Khartoum following a military coup d’état that took place on April 11, 2019. The security situation could deteriorate quickly.

On June 3, 2019, acts of violence against civilian protesters were reported at the sit-in site outside of the Sudanese Armed Forces headquarters and throughout the streets of Khartoum, including in some residential areas, resulting in fatalities and a large number of injuries.

Khartoum International Airport has reduced its operations and may be subject to periods of closure at short notice.

Traffic and transportation disruptions are likely in affected areas. Roads, including to Khartoum International Airport, may be blocked. Minimize your movements and avoid areas where demonstrations and large gatherings are taking place.

If you are in an area where civil unrest is occurring:

shelter in place until it is safe to leave the area
follow the instructions of local authorities
keep emergency provisions such as water and food
keep up to date on the security situation
make sure that your travel documents are in order
contact your airline before travelling to confirm your flight’s schedule and availability