The US embassy in Juba has issued a new advisory to its citizens sill trapped in the capital Juba.
“The situation July 17 remains unchanged from yesterday. There are no U.S. government chartered flights currently scheduled,” the embassy noted.
It said, however, that commercial airlines have restored flights to and from Juba.
Specifically, Kenya Airways is flying its regular schedule and plans to send two flights a day all week. Egypt Air is flying its regular schedule and will have flights Monday, Wednesday, Thursdayand Friday this week.
At the time of this message, Air Rwanda was tentatively planning to resume flights on Tuesdayand FlyDubai on Wednesday.
Resumption of operations by Ethiopian Airlines and Fly Dubai remain unconfirmed.
“Overland travel to Uganda is not advisable at this time due to ongoing insecurity along Juba-Nimule Road,” the embassy advised.
Furthermore, U.S. citizens in South Sudan were advised that the Government of South Sudan is scrutinizing the travel documents of dual nationals, with an apparent focus on South Sudanese government and political affiliation, particularly of male dual nationals.
As a result of this scrutiny, there have been delays and some U.S.-South Sudanese dual nationals have been prohibited from leaving the country.
“If you entered the country on a South Sudan passport, it must be presented to government and immigration officials on departure.”
The U.S. Embassy said it continues to be interested in determining the number of Americans still in South Sudan who have not yet registered with the Consular Section.
“If you are an unregistered American, we would like to hear from you.
The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the situation and will update you as appropriate.”