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Enjoy Egypt despite bombs

BRITISH TRAVELLERS should keep visiting Egypt: this is the latest advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) following the recent bomb blasts that tore through the Red Sea resort of Dahab, claiming 24 lives. Two Britons were among 80 people injured in the three explosions.

The FCO has amended its Travel Advice for Egypt to draw attention to the terrorist outrage, but it has not changed the level of its advice, nor is it advising against travel to the country.

Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, said: “In the case of terrorist threats, we said we would advise against travel only in situations of extreme and imminent danger – if the terrorist threat was sufficiently specific, large-scale or endemic to affect British nationals severely. We have followed these criteria here. The overall level of our advice remains similar to that after the Sharm el-Sheikh bombings in July 2005. We will, of course, keep this under close and active review.”

• For more information visit www.fco.gov.uk