Because of the heightened risks of terrorism in Egypt, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have advised against travel to some parts of the country. But despite the travel warnings, there are still several tour bookings from The UK and Israel.
According to the travel warning, "The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advise against all travel to the Governorate of South Sinai, with the exception of the area within the Sharm el Sheikh perimeter barrier, which includes the airport and the areas of Sharm el Maya, Hadaba, Naama Bay, Sharks Bay and Nabq; however, we advise against all but essential travel by air to or from Sharm el Sheikh; the area west of the Nile Valley and Nile Delta regions, excluding the coastal areas between the Nile Delta and Marsa Matruh." The Governate of North Sinai is also prone to increased criminal activities.
ISIS, one of the most notorious terrorist groups in the world, is likely to stage an attack in Egypt. And according to a report in The Independent, an ISIS insurgency in Sinai caused ten deaths among the members of the Egyptian security forces in roadside bombings.
The Red Sea resorts are popular for British and Israeli tourists. Destinations such as Hurghada, Luxor, and Sharm el Sheikh are most commonly populated. But because of the increased travel warnings, citizens are not advised to travel to these areas in the near future.
According to Express.Co, These resorts, such as Sharm el Sheikh, are not included in the travel warning by FCO, but officials still want to be on the safe side. British tourists are not advised to travel by air to Sharm el Sheikh, after the deadly incident in 2015 where a Russian chartered flight from the area to St. Petersburg crashed with the use of an explosive device.
Tour operators from the UK are still allowing tour bookings to Sharm el Sheikh, but they promised that they will offer refunds if the travel warnings still won't improve in the coming months. Aside from Israel and the UK, the Australian government is also up in arms against travel to these areas.
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