Brits in Egypt told to hunker down

Posted on February 21, 2014 • Filed under: Egypt, Tourist Warning reported that the government’s official advice is basically prescribing a lockdown in the main resort of Sharm El Sheikh. The majority of British tourists in Egypt are located in this resort, which is in the south Sinai area – close to where Sunday’s attack took place. The Foreign Office has warned holidaymakers against straying beyond Sharm El Sheikh’s “perimeter barrier”. This cordon was imposed around the resort following a terrorist attack in the resort in 2005 in which 88 people died. The area inside the security zone is deemed safe. Accordingly, holidays will continue as normal, but all excursions beyond the security cordon have been cancelled. Previously, the strip of Red Sea shoreline from Sharm to Dahab and Taba on the Israeli border was regarded as safe. Read Article

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