Saturday, March 30, 2013

Republic of South Sudan: US Department of State Recommends Against All Travel

The US Department of State continues to warn US citizens of the risks of travel to the Republic of South Sudan and strongly recommends that such citizens defer ALL travel to the country, including  the states in the border region between Sudan and South Sudan (Upper Nile, Unity, and Western Bar el Ghazai states in South Sudan; Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states in Sudan; and the Abyei Special Administrative District). 

COMMENT: Although fighting between the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) has declined since early 2012, the potential for troop build-ups along the border and renewed fighting continues to be a legitimate threat. 

For the full text of the Department's travel warning, see:

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_5916