Tourists advised against visiting peninsula with the exception of Red Sea resorts, warns of kidnapping threats.
The UK Foreign Office (FO) on Friday issued a warning
against “all travel” to the north and south of the Sinai Peninsula due to a
“significant increase in criminal activity” and dangers of kidnappings in the
A statement released by the FO also attributed the change
in travel advice to Egypt to the deterioration of the security situation
outside of the resort areas in south Sinai since early 2012, rendering both the
northern and southern parts of the peninsula dangerous travel destinations.
“There have been a number of hijacks and kidnaps in the
interior of the Governorate, although major tourist resorts remain stable and
calm,” read the statement.
The new guidelines “advise against all but essential
travel to the Governorate of South Sinai,” with the exception of the Red Sea
Resorts in Sharm el Sheikh, Taba, Nuweiba and Dahab and the roads connecting
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