The Foreign Office’s primary concern throughout the political unrest in Egypt has been the safety of the approximately 30,000 British nationals.
Speaking about the consular response to the events in Egypt, Minister for the Middle East and North Africa Alistair Burt said:
“In order to deal with the situation, the FCO responded to developing events by drawing on well-established and tested contingency plans. This included using the FCO’s crisis centre to pull together a team to co-ordinate our response. The FCO has produced a short film about this, entitled “A Day in the life of managing a crisis”, which shows some of our staff hard at work helping British Nationals:
In order to manage the crisis the Foreign Office:
“The situation in Egypt remains fluid, and we still advise against all but essential travel to Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor and Suez. The situation in the Red Sea resorts remains calm, and our travel advice for that area remains unchanged. We will keep this under regular review. The safety and security of British Nationals remains at the forefront of our minds”