The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to South Sudan.
There are continuing reports of fighting in other parts of South Sudan, and the situation in Juba, following the outbreak of fighting on 5 March, remains tense. 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.
The FCO strongly advise all British nationals in South Sudan to leave the country if you can do so safely. You may have difficulty leaving in the event of a further deterioration in security.
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.
No UK flights are planned. 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
You will need to make your own arrangements yourselves with commercial airlines.
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.
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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