Press release

Change to UK Travel Advice for Egypt

In view of the continued unrest, the FCO has updated its travel advice for Egypt.

In view of the continued unrest, the FCO has changed its travel advice for Egypt to recommend against all but essential travel to the country except for resorts on the Red Sea in South Sinai and those resorts on the Egyptian mainland in Red Sea governorate.

In the governorate of South Sinai, the FCO continues to advise against all but essential travel, with the exception of (i) the Red Sea Resorts including those in the entire region of Sharm el Sheikh, Taba, Nuweiba and Dahab; (ii) the St Catherine’s Monastery World Heritage Site; (iii) road travel between the Red Sea resorts; (iv) road travel from the Red Sea resorts to St Catherine’s Monastery approaching from the east; and (v) transfers between the resorts and the airports of Taba and Sharm el Sheikh.

Although we are not recommending immediate departure at the moment, British Nationals already in Egypt in areas where we advise against all but essential travel should consider whether they have a pressing need to remain.

While in Egypt they should stay at or close to home or a place of safety (e.g. their hotel) keep a low profile and pay close attention to their personal safety, particularly in the larger cities. They should take particular care to avoid crowds. The situation is changeable and they should continue to watch our travel advice closely.

We are not advising against the use of Cairo airport as a transit stop providing you do not leave the airport grounds.

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