Sharm el Sheikh still safe according to FCO

News at Heathrow 04/03/2014

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German holiday firms send travellers home

Earlier last week, the German government advised its citizens traveling on holiday in Egypt to avoid the beach resorts in Sinai. Thomas Cook Germany as well as TUI Deutschland are two of the German tour operators who have decided to fly holidaymakers home.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has said that they feel there is no need to evacuate British visitors from Sharm el Sheikh following a bomb attack on a tourist bus in the resort of Taba which killed three Koreans on the February 17th. The bus had been travelling into Israel when the incident occurred, the advice on their website remains as before and ‘advises against all but essential travel to South Sinai, with the exception of the area within the Sharm el Sheikh perimeter barrier’. A spokesman from the FCO stated ‘The website carries the most up to date travel advice. The safety of British Nationals is a top priority for the FCO…Our information is based on robust analysis from experts within the country…travellers are asked to check the website regularly for any updates.’

Many tour operators including Thomson and Thomas Cook decided to cancel day trips from the Red Sea resorts to Taba and St Catherine's Monastery following the bomb attack. Enhanced security measures were in place to protect the Sharm el Sheikh resort areas

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