For security reasons, Visa has ceased operations in Sudan.
A claim has recently circulated on Twitter and Facebook that Visa has ceased operations in Sudan due to the country's insecurity.
Misbar investigated the widely circulated claim and discovered it to be false, as Visa did not suspend operations in Sudan. The Bank of Khartoum denied the news in a tweet on its Twitter account, saying, "Visa service is ongoing, and customers can enjoy the service normally." "What some trade through various media is baseless," the bank added.
On Thursday, February 10, 2022, Ahmed Mohi, Visa's director in Sudan and Libya, stated that "it continues to commit to further developing digital payments and expanding innovation in Sudan."
Visa has announced that it will begin operations in Sudan on November 19, 2019. After approving the issuance of Visa cards to three Sudanese banks: the National Bank of Khartoum, QNB, and United Capital Bank, the company formally lifted the ban on financial transactions in the country in March 2020.
Translated by Wesam Abo Marq