Advice for travel to North Africa

Advice for travel to North Africa

Following disturbances in North Africa, the Foreign Office has issued the following warnings for travel to Egypt and Tunisia.

Egypt: Avoid all but essential travel

There have been violent demonstrations in Cairo, Suez, North Sinai, Rafah, the Delta region and Luxor. The Foreign Office recommends that all visitors without a pressing need to be in Cairo, Alexandria or Suez leave by commercial means where it is safe to do so. Travellers should be aware that the situation is unpredictable and may change quickly. It is always advisable to check with the Foreign Office and your airline or tour operator before travel. Do not travel to the airport without having a confirmed flight. Airport contact information can be found on the FCO website. If you are in Egypt and require assistance, call (02) 2791 6000.

Tunisia: Avoid all but essential travel

Although the situation in Tunisia is now calmer, demonstrations continue and the situation could change at any time. Travellers should exercise caution and observe instructions given by local security authorities. Most scheduled flights are operating as normal but it is advisable to check with your airline before travel. Travellers in Egypt can call (00 216) 71 108 700 for assistance.

General advice:

British nationals living or travelling abroad can register with the Foreign Office’s LOCATE service. By registering and updating the account each time you travel, the Foreign Office can track you more easily and assist when a major catastrophe occur. Register online here.

You can also seek travel advice from the Foreign Office on Facebook and Twitter .

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