The UK Government is commencing an evacuation effort to help British nationals leave Sudan from today (Tuesday 25 April).
UK military flights are due to depart from Wadi Saeedna airfield outside Khartoum, supported by senior diplomats from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
Flights will be open to those with British passports and immediate family members (spouse/partner and children under 18 years old) with existing UK entry clearance.
British nationals in Sudan should travel to this location as soon as possible to be processed for the flight. Seats will be allocated on the basis of vulnerability, starting with family groups with children, the elderly or people with documented medical conditions.
The safety of all British nationals in Sudan continues to be our utmost priority and we urge everyone to continue to follow our travel advice. The situation remains volatile and our ability to conduct evacuations could change at short notice.
We are working with international partners to arrange this departure and thank them for their co-operation. We are also working on other potential options for helping British nationals leave Sudan, including from other points of exit.”
The UK has undertaken a complex military operation to evacuate British embassy staff and their families from Sudan due to escalating violence and threats against foreign diplomats and embassy properties.
We are pursuing all diplomatic avenues to end the violence in Sudan and return to civilian rule. The warring factions must implement an immediate ceasefire to allow civilians to leave.