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Sudan: Civil Unrest

Protests have intensified in Khartoum and across Sudan. On 3 June 2019, at least 100 protesters were reportedly killed and many more injured by Sudanese security services. The security situation could deteriorate quickly.

New Zealanders in Sudan are advised to monitor local media for developments and avoid all demonstrations, protests and large public gatherings as they have the potential to turn violent. You should adhere to any curfews put in place by local authorities.

Our levels of advice have not changed: avoid non-essential travel to Sudan overall due to the threat of terrorism, kidnapping, violent crime, and the potential for violent civil unrest. Higher levels apply to other areas of Sudan, where we advise that New Zealanders do not travel. See the Sudan advisory for more information, and our ‘About Our Advisories’ page for information on what advice levels mean.

New Zealanders travelling or living in Sudan should have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place that includes provision for medical evacuation by air.

As there is no New Zealand diplomatic presence in Sudan, the ability of the government to assist New Zealand citizens is severely limited. We offer advice to New Zealanders about contingency planning that travellers to Sudan should consider.

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