June 19, 2000
The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Sudan because of violence within the country. The United States has no permanent diplomatic presence in the Sudan due to concerns regarding the Sudanese Government's ability to adequately ensure the safety of U.S. officials. Potential threats to U.S. citizens and U.S. interests in the Sudan continue.
U.S. officials elsewhere in the region, including a consular officer resident in Cairo, make periodic visits to Sudan. However, the ability of U.S. officials to provide emergency consular services is severely limited.
U.S. citizens in Sudan are urged to consider their personal security situations in determining whether to remain in the country. Those who remain are reminded to keep a low profile and to remain alert to developments. Large crowds and other situations in which anti-American sentiments may be expressed should be avoided.
For further information, consult the latest Consular Information Sheet for Sudan.