Call for an instant quote
0345 90 80 161
Open Mon to Fri 09:00 - 17:30 | Sat 09:00 - 16:00 (GMT)
21 August 2013 08:51
Holidays to Red Sea resorts are still being run by UK operators
British holidaymakers are still able to travel to Egypt from the UK despite several European tour operators cancelling all trips to the country, which is currently beset by violence civil unrest.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is advising against all travel to North Sinai and all but essential travel to Egypt but the warning excludes the Red Sea resorts in South Sinai and the Egyptian mainland.
Following this advice, firms such as Thomas Cook, Tui Travel and Kuoni are continuing to run holidays to destinations which remain unaffected by the bloodshed such as the Red Sea resort Sharm el Sheikh.
The Foreign Office had previously published advice saying holidaymakers staying in Hurghada should stay inside the grounds of their hotels but this recommendation has since been removed.
Any holidaymakers planning a trip to Egypt should still remain extra vigilant, however, and are strongly advised to check the terms and conditions of all documents related to their trip including their
travel insurance to ensure they are fully covered in the event of illness, injury or mishaps.
Kuoni has changed its terms and conditions for bookings travelling to the country within the next 21 days.
Travel advice differs in other countries, however, such as Germany where it has been reported that the sister companies of Thomas Cook and Tui have cancelled all trips to Egypt.
A spokesperson for Tui Travel said: "The safety of our customers is always our number one priority and we continue to work with the FCO and closely monitor the situation in Egypt. The majority of our customers are in Sharm el Sheikh which is a considerable distance - indeed, an eight-hour drive - from Cairo."
A Thomas Cook spokesperson said: "Further to the advice of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Thomas Cook continues to operate its flying and holiday programme to Red Sea destinations, and normal booking conditions apply.
"The Red Sea tourist area including Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada remain unaffected and are operating as normal."
19 January 2017
Nearly 1,000 people have had their holidays in Gambia cut short amid growing political unrest in the African state.
18 January 2017
Researchers at Cambridge University may have made a breakthrough in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, according to preliminary findings.
17 January 2017
Stansted Airport has made a bid to become Britain's next hub for long-haul travel, as passengers are promised seamless connection facilities and baggage transfer.
13 January 2017
Long-term goals such as travelling more and visiting new places have come above healthy eating and changing jobs in a list of the top New Year's resolutions.
14 January 2017
Some of the biggest airports in the UK have been forced to cancel flights as snow and blizzard conditions sweep parts of the country.
Stress could be as significant a risk factor for heart attacks and strokes as smoking, drinking and overeating, new research shows.
24 December 2016
Planned strikes by British Airways cabin crew on Christmas Day and Boxing Day have been suspended amid continuing industrial unrest ahead of the weekend break.
11 January 2017
A connection between diabetes and inflection in children could be a major breakthrough in developing a cure for type 1 diabetes, according to new research.
10 January 2017
A new trial aimed at tackling widespread loneliness among older people is successfully reducing isolation using community-based tactics, a report shows.
07 January 2017
People may be able to enjoy better brain health in later life by following a Mediterranean diet, research has suggested.
06 January 2017
Many Britons plan to cut down on the costs of their holidays in 2017, as part of their financial resolutions for the New Year.
05 January 2017
Holidaymakers have been encouraged to make the most of the fact 2017 boasts a pair of bank holiday weekends just two weeks apart.