The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advise against all travel to South Sudan.
The United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO) issued a travel advice report today, March 10, 2022, urging Brits to avoid any travel to South Sudan, citing insufficient COVID-19 regulation, instability, and the threat of terrorism.
“Serious crime is also a recurrent worry in Juba and other metropolitan areas, especially during the hours of darkness.”
A worsening in security is probable and might be triggered by a variety of events such as developments in the unstable economy, the continuing peace process, or a more securitized reaction to the coronavirus (COVID-19). ” According to a study issued today by UK authorities,
The advisory statement, which was intended specifically for citizens of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, as well as other western allies, warns those who choose to disregard the advisory to contact the British Embassy in Kenya if they require assistance from the British government, despite the fact that there is no consulate in Juba.
“Consular assistance in South Sudan is very restricted.” There is no consular division at the British Embassy in Juba. If you are in South Sudan and want immediate assistance from the UK government, please contact the British High Commission in Nairobi.” Part of the statement is as follows:
“You should have complete contingency preparations in place that do not depend on Embassy assistance, such as a supply of vital goods and up-to-date travel papers and visas.” If you are worried about your safety, call the FCDO at +44 207 008 5000.” The statement went on.
Those who want to go to South Sudan should exercise extreme care and alertness at all times and should avoid traveling after sundown, according to UK authorities.
“If you want to go to South Sudan despite FCDO advise, please use extreme care and alertness at all times, and avoid traveling during the hours of darkness.” a portion of the statement reads
Concerning the security situation in South Sudan, UK residents are encouraged to be careful, watch local media, and stay in a secure area, with the caveat that terrorism cannot be ruled out.
“You should be aware of the local security situation, keep an eye on the local media, and remain at a secure area.” Travelers are still advised to avoid any demonstrations and big gatherings and to respect the advice of local authorities and security agencies. “The majority of foreign organizations in South Sudan hire a security manager to monitor the situation and keep personnel safe,” according to a section of the study.
The United Kingdom acknowledges that relative peace is being maintained; however, U.K. citizens should be aware of the possibility of a repeat of July 2016 and December 2013, stating that if security deteriorates to the point where major roads to the rest of the region and South Sudan airspace are closed or restricted.
If the security situation deteriorates significantly, as it did in July 2016 and December 2013, routes into and out of South Sudan may be blocked, Juba airport may be closed or inaccessible, and flights may be stopped at short notice. Regional events may further enhance the unpredictability of infrastructure and transportation, as occurred in April 2019, when events in Sudan resulted in the temporary shutdown of South Sudan’s airspace. ” Authorities in the United Kingdom has issued a statement.
“The primary route between Juba and Uganda is highly perilous, with frequent reports of accidents and armed group assaults on automobiles.” See also Security and Safety. Following the relaxation of limitations imposed in the area in response to COVID-19, the border has now reopened.
A negative COVID-19 test certificate given no more than 72 hours previously is necessary at Uganda’s land borders.” According to a U.K. Authority advice report.
South Sudan has been named among the world’s most unstable and corrupt nations for the previous eight years, and the authorities are aware; nonetheless, nothing has been done to alter the narratives.
The South Sudan government, led by President Kiir, has attempted to employ Western corporations to clean up its soiled competence via lobbying, but the players lack the political resolve to let go of grudges and fulfill the peace accord in word and spirit, despite diplomatic attempts.
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