UK begins evacuation flights from Sudan

UK begins evacuation flights from Sudan
# 25 April 2023 10:24 (UTC +04:00)

The UK is co-ordinating the evacuation of British nationals from Sudan, with flights starting from Tuesday, APA reports citing The National News.

UK military flights will depart from an airfield outside Khartoum, the government announced.

British passport holders will be evacuated on a priority basis. Families with children and the elderly or people with medical conditions will be evacuated first.

The government said it will contact those who are eligible for evacuation directly. British nationals should not make their way to the airfield unless they are called, it said.

The evacuation is being supported by senior diplomats from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

The UK government said: “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 government has updated its travel advice to reflect the provision of these flights. The situation in Sudan continues to be volatile.”