The UK government yesterday issued a travel advisory against South Sudan citing reports of fighting and criminality.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises all its citizens “to leave if it’s safe to do so”.

It said there’s no official government curfew in Juba, but the British Embassy and most international organizations observe a self-imposed curfew.

The government told its people that requests for consular assistance should be directed to the British High Commission in Nairobi in the first instance.

“You should be vigilant of the local security situation, monitor the local media, and stay in a safe location,” the advisory read.

The UK warned that further deterioration in the security situation remains a real possibility, and could be prompted by a number of factors including developments in the ongoing region-led peace process, and the fragile economy.