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21 February 2014 09:51
The Sharm el Sheikh resort area is still considered safe to visit
The Foreign Office has issued a fresh warning to holidaymakers looking to escape the winter weather in Britain and enjoy a sunshine break in Egypt.
It has urged travellers to avoid non-essential visits to South Sinai in Egypt except for the area within the popular Sharm el Sheikh resort areas.
The warning follows continuing political unrest in the north African country which led to earlier advice against travel to other areas of Egypt, including the Governorate of North Sinai.
Egypt has been a favourite destination for travellers for decades, with many keen to see examples of the ancient civilization, including hieroglyphs, mummies and, of course, the pyramids.
But those wishing to sample the delights of the country have seen the number of areas they can visit safely reduced in recent times due to the political unrest.
One area which is still popular is Sharm el Sheikh, a port and resort town at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula which is known for great beaches as well being a fine diving spot.
This area is still considered safe and Egyptian authorities aim to keep it so in order to protect its tourism industry. There are enhanced security measures in place to protect the resort areas, with military personnel situated in Sharm el Sheikh international airport and checkpoints set up around the perimeter of the resort and across the South Sinai region.
However, holidaymakers are still advised to arrange
travel insurance, as it will provide peace of mind in unforeseen circumstances - as well as the usual support should travellers suffer a mishap during their trip.
Although there were no violent protests in the South Sinai resorts during recent disturbances, those considering a different location to visit in Egypt should be aware that the Foreign Office has advised against all but essential travel to the Governorates of Beni Suef, Minya, Asyut and Sohag.
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