Announcement

Foreign Secretary William Hague changes travel advice to parts of Egypt

In light of the ongoing demonstrations in Egypt we have carefully reviewed our advice and now advise against all but essential travel to parts of Egypt.

Foreign Secretary William Hague announced on Friday 28 January, that in light of the ongoing demonstrations in Egypt, the FCO had updated its travel advice to advise “against all but essential travel to Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor and Suez”.

He said:

The safety of British Nationals is absolutely paramount. In light of the ongoing demonstrations in Egypt we have carefully reviewed our advice and now advise against all but essential travel to Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor and Suez. This does not affect transits through Cairo airport for onward travel to other destinations, and it does not cover Egypt’s Red Sea resorts.

All British Nationals in Egypt, including those in Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor and Suez, should follow the news on TV and radio and not go out in central Cairo or other areas where demonstrations are taking place. British nationals should abide by the nationwide curfew from 1800 to 0700 Egypt time. We are not, at present, advising British nationals to leave the country.

Our Embassy and Consulates General stands ready to provide consular assistance and we are sending a rapid deployment team to Cairo to provide additional support as soon as possible. We are in close contact with ABTA in the UK and tour operators and airlines in Egypt. We continue to advise British Nationals to stay in close touch with their tour operator if they have one”.

For more information see the full Travel Advice

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