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Britons advised not to travel to certain parts of Egypt

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) is advising Britons not to travel to certain parts of Egypt after a tourist bus was attacked in Taba, South Sinai on Sunday. Four people were killed in the attack, which has prompted the FCO to urge travellers not to travel to Taba and Dahab unless it is ‘essential’.

Those who are due to be travelling to the area are being advised to contact their ABTA tour operator. Sean Tipton, from the Association of British Travel Agents told the press that holidaymakers had three choices, to defer the date of travel, travel to another resort or get a full refund.

Mr Tipton also said that if you booked your flights and accommodation separately to contact your airline first.

A statement released by the FCO said: “We believe there is a high threat from terrorism and terrorists continue to plan attacks,”

“Attacks could be indiscriminate and occur without prior warning. Terrorists could target protesters and the Egyptian authorities.

“Attacks targeting foreigners cannot be ruled out. Attacks have mainly been aimed at the security forces, their facilities and other government buildings. You should take great care near these buildings.”

Britons travelling to Sharm el Sheikh areas of Egypt are unaffected by the announcement, although increased security measures have been put into place to protect visitors including routine security check at Sharm el Sheikh international airport and security checkpoints throughout the region.

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