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Fears of violence increase throughout Egypt

Following the deaths of hundreds of people in Cairo in recent days, fears are growing that the violence in Egypt is spreading to the country’s main tourist areas.

Tourists in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada have been advised by police to stay on their hotel premises. And in Sharm El Sheikh, tourist excursions have been stopped temporarily.

A tourist staying at the Iberotel Aquamarine hotel in Hurghada tells the travel industry site Travelmole that she has received a letter from both her tour operator, Thomson, and the local police, telling her to stay within the compound.

She posted a message on TripAdvisor saying: “I will update thread [when] we get updated. The hotel is not affected itself. It is biz [business] as normal, and we feel safe. Just unsettled.”

Thomson (Tui) confirms that customers in Hurghada have been advised to stay in their hotels. Tour operator Kuoni says that the Red Sea resorts have been calm today. The UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office is advising against all but essential travel to Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor and Suez.

Daily Mail / Travelmole

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