Announcement

Foreign Office help & information for British nationals in Egypt

Following the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on 11 February, large demonstrations are still possible across Egypt.

You should observe instructions and advice by local security authorities and avoid public gatherings and disturbances.

We continue to advise against all but essential travel to Cairo, Alexandria and Suez. We recommend that British nationals without a pressing need to remain in these areas leave by commercial means, where it is safe to do so.

We no longer advise against non-essential travel to Luxor.

There is a nationwide curfew in place from 0000 to 0600 local time. This is not being enforced in the Red Sea Resort area, where the situation remains calm. You must respect the curfew and listen for announcements about any changes to the curfew requirements. British nationals should observe instructions and advice by local security authorities and avoid public gatherings and disturbances.

British nationals in Egypt requiring assistance or advice can call 020 7008 1500 from the UK or (02) 2791 6000 in Egypt.

The Consular and Visa sections of the British Embassy in Cairo and the Consulate General in Alexandria are open 1000 to 1200 local time, including for non-British nationals who wish to collect their passports. If you intend to visit, please call the Embassy in advance to confirm that it is safe to do so, on (002)(02) 2791 6000.

We are closely monitoring the situation in Egypt as it develops and will be reviewing our travel advice regularly.

Information on commercial flights from Egypt

For contact numbers for airports and airlines see Egypt airline and airport information.

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