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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Khartoum (Sudan), Planned Civil Disobedience on December 19

Africa > Sudan > Khartoum

The U.S. Embassy in Khartoum informs U.S. citizens of the planned civil disobedience that is to begin on Monday, December 19, 2016.  U.S. citizens should expect additional police presence during this time and many stores and other establishments may be closed.  However, the planned civil disobedience is expected to be non-violent in nature.

U.S. citizens are reminded to be cognizant of their surroundings and to avoid approaching, observing, or participating in any protest activity.  U.S. citizens are also reminded to be vigilant in their homes and when traveling.

Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings; and monitor local news stations for updates.  Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

For further information:

  *   See the State Department's travel website<http://travel.state.gov/> for the Worldwide Caution<http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/worldwide-caution.html>, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and  Country Specific Information for Sudan<http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country/sudan.html>.

  *   Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program<https://step.state.gov/step/> (STEP<https://step.state.gov/step/>)to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

  *   Contact the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum<http://sudan.usembassy.gov/>, located at U.S. Embassy Road, Kilo 10, Soba, Khartoum, Sudan, at 249-187-022871 (International), or 0187-022871 (Local). The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is 249-187-022000 (International), or 0187-022000 (Local), and ask to speak with the duty officer.

  *   Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

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