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Swedish foreign ministry calls for Swedes not to travel to Egypt

Thursday, 15 August 2013
Travel Agents are flying home tourists from Egypt due to the security situation and advice from the Swedish Foreign Ministry, has called for non-essential travel to the whole of Egypt until further notice.

The Swedish foreign office has since the beginning of July advised against travel to Egypt but with the exception of tourist resorts on the Red Sea coast, as well as transit through Cairo International Airport.
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Earlier today reports came of a persons killed in Hurghada in connection with the riots. The Swedish foreign office would not say whether the riots around the seaside resort made it to expand the decision to issue the travel ban, reports Swedish television.

Communication chief of the Swedish foreign ministry, Joakim Edvardsson Reimar told Swedish television "it's usually not just one reason that would discourage travels to the area. It is a big decision that has consequences because it affects some travel insurance."

For this reason, several travel companies seem to have heeded to the Ministry's advice, for example, Ving a leading Swedish travel company to the area will now stop taking tourists to the country.

In addition, tour company, Apollo is reported to have cancelled scheduled departures to Egypt and will help the travellers who have planned trips to reschedule or offer a refund.
Yesterday Finnish government also called on Finland to avoid Empty in their travel plans.
By Scancomark.com Team


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