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20 September 2012 09:28
An Egyptian man stamps on the roof of a car in Tahrir Square, Cairo, during a protest (AP)
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has advised Britons to exercise caution while travelling in Egypt and Tunisia but its overall travel advice for the two countries remains unchanged amid protests across the Middle East and North Africa about an American director's anti-Muslim film which appeared on YouTube.
This is despite the United States ordering non-essential diplomatic staff and their families to leave both Tunisia and Sudan. In circumstances which highlight the importance of taking out the right
travel insurance policy, the US has also warned its citizens against all travel to Tunisia after attacks on the embassy in Tunis and a neighbouring American school.
The FCO said British tourists should "exercise caution in the immediate vicinity of the US Embassy and avoid any demonstrations". Although demonstrations happen regularly across Egypt, political demonstrations around Tahrir Square in Cairo should be avoided, it said. While in Tunisia the FCO notes "violent protests took place in front of the US embassy" last week and it "strongly recommends" British tourists avoid all forms of demonstrations.
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