Summary

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to South Sudan.

There are continuing reports of fighting in parts of South Sudan, and the situation remains tense.

The FCO’s ability to provide consular assistance is limited by security constraints and reduced staffing of the Embassy. It will be difficult for the British government to provide consular assistance in the event of a further deterioration in the security situation. Our ability to provide assistance outside Juba is severely limited. If you’re concerned about your safety, you should contact the FCO on +44 207 008 1500.

British nationals choosing to remain in South Sudan should remain alert to the local security situation, monitor the media and stay in a safe location. A curfew remains in place in Juba between 11pm and 6am and in some other towns. If you’re outside Juba, you should exercise your own judgment, based on your knowledge of the local situation.

Commercial flights are operating from Juba airport. However, in the event of a deterioration in the security situation, routes in and out may be blocked, the airport closed or inaccessible, and flights suspended at short notice.

We are aware of the following commercial flight options operating out of Juba:

  • Fly Dubai to Dubai
  • Air Uganda to Entebbe
  • Ethiopian Airlines to Addis Ababa
  • Rwanda Air to Kigali
  • Egyptair to Cairo

Regular updates will be posted in this travel advice, and on the UK in South Sudan Facebook page and twitter channel.

Before considering any travel to South Sudan you should read this travel advice carefully, keep up to date with the latest security situation and subscribe to e-mail alerts for updates to this travel advice. Make sure you have comprehensive contingency plans including a stock of essential supplies and up-to-date travel documents and visas.

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