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FCO advise against all travel to LUXOR

Post by Bombay » Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:02 am

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/egypt

In view of the continued unrest in Egypt, the FCO recommends against all but essential travel to Egypt except for resorts on the Red Sea in South Sinai and those resorts on the Egyptian mainland in Red Sea governorate.



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Re: FCO advise against all travel to LUXOR

Post by DJKeefy » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:15 am

Still current at:
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2 July 2013

In view of the continued unrest in Egypt, the FCO recommends against all but essential travel to Egypt except for resorts on the Red Sea in South Sinai and those resorts on the Egyptian mainland in Red Sea governorate.

The FCO advise against all travel to parts of the country.

The FCO advise against all but essential travel to parts of the country.

British Nationals who are currently not in Egypt:

In view of the continued unrest in Egypt, the FCO recommends against all but essential travel to Egypt except for resorts on the Red Sea in South Sinai and those resorts on the Egyptian mainland in Red Sea governorate.

In the governorate of South Sinai the FCO advise against all but essential travel, with the exception of (i) the Red Sea Resorts including those in the entire region of Sharm el Sheikh, Taba, Nuweiba and Dahab; (ii) the St Catherine’s Monastery World Heritage Site; (iii) road travel between the Red Sea resorts; (iv) road travel from the Red Sea resorts to St Catherine’s Monastery approaching from the east; and (v) transfers between the resorts and the airports of Taba and Sharm el Sheikh. See South Sinai and Road travel.

British Nationals in-country already in Egypt:

Although we are not recommending immediate departure at the moment, British Nationals already in Egypt in areas where we advise against all but essential travel should consider whether they have a pressing need to remain. While in Egypt they should stay at or close to home or a place of safety (e.g. their hotel), keep a low profile and pay close attention to their personal safety, particularly in the larger cities. They should take particular care to avoid crowds. The situation is changeable and they should continue to watch our travel advice closely.

We are not advising against the use of Cairo airport as a transit stop providing you do not leave the airport grounds.

There is a high threat from terrorism. Although security is tight throughout the country, especially in resort areas, there remains a high risk of attacks which could be indiscriminate, including in public places frequented by foreigners. Following French military intervention in Mali, there is a threat of retaliatory attacks targeting Western interests in the region. See Terrorism.

Demonstrations happen regularly across Egypt, often on Fridays. Some have been violent and resulted in deaths. Police may use tear gas for crowd control. You should avoid all demonstrations and large gatherings. If you become aware of any nearby protests, leave the area immediately. See Political and security situation.

A series of large protests are planned for Cairo, Alexandria and other Egyptian cities from 25 June onwards. Exercise caution at potentially sensitive locations such as government buildings, police stations, security directorates, political party offices, military barracks, the vicinity of Tahrir Square, the presidential palace and the Mokkatam area in Cairo. Do not attempt to cross roadblocks erected by demonstrators, or the security forces. Monitor travel advice updates and the local media for further information.

The atmosphere of these demonstrations can change quickly and without warning. Reports suggest that a few of those attending are armed and that arrests have been made of people intending to cause violence. A US citizen was killed in demonstrations in Alexandria on Friday 28 June. Press reporting suggests that he was stabbed after being seen to be filming the demonstration. Three people were reportedly shot dead at demonstrations in Assyut and one in Beni Souef on 30 June.

More than forty rapes and sexual assaults of Egyptian and foreign women were reported at demonstrations on 30 June.
Some press reporting suggests that some of those demonstrating in Tahrir Square and elsewhere are hostile and suspicious of any foreigners present.

If you become aware of any nearby protests, leave the area immediately

Around one million British nationals visit Egypt every year. Most visits are trouble-free. Most consular cases occur in Cairo and Sharm el-Sheikh. In 2012, the FCO handled 23 cases of sexual assault and 6 cases of rape in Egypt.

You should carry some form of photographic ID at all times. A copy of your passport is usually sufficient.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
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Re: FCO advise against all travel to LUXOR

Post by dsaxelby » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:16 am

Received email this morning flight for today has been cancelled :(
It is what it is.

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Re: FCO advise against all travel to LUXOR

Post by Dusak » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:29 am

Same as. Friend that should of arrived tonight into Luxor has had her flight cancelled, now my friends that should of left on that plane are in panic mode. May ship them out via S or H.
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Re: FCO advise against all travel to LUXOR

Post by Chocolate Eclair » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:54 am

Sorry,but rightly so!! There should be no tourists coming until things stabilise. I did notice though that Hurghada and close by resorts were also not mentioned has being safe, only the Siani Resorts.

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Re: FCO advise against all travel to LUXOR

Post by Dusak » Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:43 am

My friends at the hotel have just phoned to say they are sending out an empty plane to fly them home. At least a bit of good news.
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Re: FCO advise against all travel to LUXOR

Post by dsaxelby » Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:56 am

Bugger that's my flight ! but to be honest would hate to be stuck in the apartment for 7 days with power cuts which would include water loss. Fingers crossed it settles down in Luxor.

If advised to do so who would leave?
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Re: FCO advise against all travel to LUXOR

Post by Zooropa » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:16 am

As it stands at the moment - not me.

Unless I was told I had no choice.

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Re: FCO advise against all travel to LUXOR

Post by jewel » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:20 am

No one in their right minds would go to the country in the current situation! :ni:
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Re: FCO advise against all travel to LUXOR

Post by Dusak » Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:34 am

No need to leave as you can all come here to Hotel Dusak [please note- numpties on trip adviser, this hotel doesn't really exist] But you would have to partake in the house work, but unlimited use of the pool. The freezer door containing my six months supplies of bacon, sausages and pork cuts will be kept locked. :up
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Re: FCO advise against all travel to LUXOR

Post by carrie » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:23 pm

I wont leave, don't know if all the problems have anything to do with this and I will say it very very quietly in case anyone is listening, but I have had no power cuts, water shortages for three days now.

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Re: FCO advise against all travel to LUXOR

Post by Wills » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:53 pm

Dusak wrote:No need to leave as you can all come here to Hotel Dusak [please note- numpties on trip adviser, this hotel doesn't really exist] But you would have to partake in the house work, but unlimited use of the pool. The freezer door containing my six months supplies of bacon, sausages and pork cuts will be kept locked. :up
Have been to Hotel Dusak a few times, staff ok, food good, plenty of drink but did not use pool. Overall 5 star :lol: :wi

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Re: FCO advise against all travel to LUXOR

Post by Cyprus100 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:58 pm

Wills wrote:
Have been to Hotel Dusak a few times, staff ok, food good, plenty of drink but did not use pool. Overall 5 star :lol: :wi
I hope you posted that review on TripAdvisor?
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Re: FCO advise against all travel to LUXOR

Post by Dusak » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:05 am

Wills wrote:
Dusak wrote:No need to leave as you can all come here to Hotel Dusak [please note- numpties on trip adviser, this hotel doesn't really exist] But you would have to partake in the house work, but unlimited use of the pool. The freezer door containing my six months supplies of bacon, sausages and pork cuts will be kept locked. :up
Have been to Hotel Dusak a few times, staff ok, food good, plenty of drink but did not use pool. Overall 5 star :lol: :wi
Nice to see you reappearing Wills. I too remember well those lazy, hazy days of summer. Do you remember the night when the drinks flowed free and easy and you become so enthralled in the moment of contentment that you decided to jump off the balcony naked shouting ''Scotland the brave?'' until landing on my prickly cactus? Bit of a Red Robby ending. Place is much quieter now, but the contentment still reigns supreme. :ks
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Re: FCO advise against all travel to LUXOR

Post by Wills » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:33 am

Dusak wrote:
Wills wrote:
Dusak wrote:No need to leave as you can all come here to Hotel Dusak [please note- numpties on trip adviser, this hotel doesn't really exist] But you would have to partake in the house work, but unlimited use of the pool. The freezer door containing my six months supplies of bacon, sausages and pork cuts will be kept locked. :up
Have been to Hotel Dusak a few times, staff ok, food good, plenty of drink but did not use pool. Overall 5 star :lol: :wi
Nice to see you reappearing Wills. I too remember well those lazy, hazy days of summer. Do you remember the night when the drinks flowed free and easy and you become so enthralled in the moment of contentment that you decided to jump off the balcony naked shouting ''Scotland the brave?'' until landing on my prickly cactus? Bit of a Red Robby ending. Place is much quieter now, but the contentment still reigns supreme. :ks
Oh was that at your place? I was wondering where the pin pricks came from I thought it was from the other Villa we have been to. :lol: :o

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Re: FCO advise against all travel to LUXOR

Post by Dusak » Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:18 pm

No Wills, the place was full of little pricks that particular night. :lol:
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Re: FCO advise against all travel to LUXOR

Post by TAL777 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:17 pm

I might have missed it but what is Luxor like at the moment, any major incidents, civil unrest etc?

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Re: FCO advise against all travel to LUXOR

Post by Dusak » Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:26 pm

... :tk hmmm, now let me think...I may have read it somewhere that...
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