“Following the break up of camps of Egypt’s former President Morsi’s supporters yesterday in Egypt, by military troops and police forces, some clashes have erupted in different Egyptian governates, resulting in about 200 casualties and 2000 injured people.
The crackdown and the following clashes have invited the Egyptian government to declare a month-long state of emergency and imposed a dusk to dawn curfew on a number of governates (Cairo, Alexandria, Beni Suef, Menya, Assiyt, Sohag, Behera, Northern Sinai, Southern Sinai (except the city of Sharm El Sheik) Suez, Qena, Ismailiya and Fayoum).
The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism confirms that the Red Sea resorts, which are more than 5 hours remote from Egypt’s capital, have not witnessed any incidents and they remain to be safe.
All flights are operating as planned, even during curfew hours in all Egyptian airports.
All Egyptian Tourist sites are guarded by security forces and no cancellations have been reported to the tourist office in London as of yet.
As the safety and security of tourists remain to be of highest concern to the Egyptian Tourism industry, the situation is being closely monitored amongst all Egyptian entities and with the industry’s counterparts worldwide.
The FCO, whilst updating its travel advisory, has not advised British nationals to leave the country and there is no advice against travelling to the Red Sea resorts.
We, at the Egyptian Tourist Office in London encourage you to email our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us to 020 7493 5283, should you need to inquire about the situation in Egypt or for any concerns you may have.
Omayma El Husseini