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UK Updates Travel Advice for Egypt

UK Updates Travel Advice for Egypt

Saturday, 19 March, 2022 - 10:15
People enjoy the beach at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in the South Sinai governorate, on July 12, 2012. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

The United Kingdom announced Thursday a change in its travel advice for Egypt.

“Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) no longer advises against all but essential travel to the southern part of South Sinai and Faiyum governorates and deems these areas safe for travel,” it said in a statement.

Egypt’s ambassador to the UK Sherif Kamel expressed his appreciation for the British government’s amendment of the travel classification to these areas, in line with the stable security situation in various Egyptian governorates.

He pointed out that this step reflects the continuous and growing progress in bilateral ties in various fields.

“It would contribute to bolstering the efforts of tourism companies present in the UK market to expand their programs for tourist destinations in these areas in Egypt,” Kamel added.

Cairo looks forward to building on this positive step to increase the number of British tourists choosing Egypt as their destination in the coming period and work together with the British government and the private sector to restore the previous rates, the Foreign Ministry quoted Kamel as saying on Thursday.

He underlined the infrastructure expansion in many Egyptian tourist destinations, whether in South Sinai or the Red Sea resorts, which are one of the preferred destinations for British tourists.

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