Foreign travel advice

Sudan

Summary

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; areas of Northern Kordofan and White Nile states south of the Kosti-El Obeid-En Nahud road. See Local travel

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

The international departure terminal at Khartoum International Airport will be closed from 1 December 2016 for at least 2 weeks, for renovation work. All procedures for International departures including check in, bag drop and security will be transferred to the Hajj and Umrah terminal at the south end of the airport (on Africa Road opposite Street 33). Arrivals and domestic flights should not be affected.

During this period airlines are recommending that passengers check in not less than 3 hours prior to departure with some advising that a 4 hour check in is necessary. You should check with your airline before travel.

Following an announcement by the Government of Sudan regarding the removal of subsidies on fuel prices, there is an increased risk of demonstrations and protests across the country. You should exercise vigilance and take care to avoid large crowds and demonstrations wherever possible. See Political situation

There is a general threat from terrorism. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers. See Terrorism

The British Embassy no longer registers British nationals in Sudan and the capacity of the British Embassy to help 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. In case of a crisis this page outlines the precautions you should take and the help and support the British Embassy can provide.

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.