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Sudan: British Nationals Abroad

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 244153, tabled on 11 April 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made about the safety of UK citizens in Sudan.

Answered on

24 April 2019

The situation in Khartoum and across Sudan remains fragile following an announcement on 11 April that President Bashir had been replaced by a Military Council. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) travel advice was updated on the same day to advise against ‘all but essential’ travel to the whole of Sudan, in addition to long standing existing advice against travel to certain areas of the country. We advise that British citizens currently in Sudan ensure they are familiar with FCO travel advice ( which is frequently updated. Further, they should carefully review whether their need to remain is essential, and consider leaving the country.