TOURISTS heading to Egypt on holiday have been warned to “remain vigilant” following the US airstrike in Iran which killed General Qasem Soleimani.
The Foreign Office has updated their latest travel advice amid fears of Westerners being targeted abroad.
The government warns: “Following the death of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in a US strike in Baghdad on 3 January, British nationals in the region should remain vigilant and keep up to date with the latest developments, including via the media and this travel advice.”
Current travel advice also advises against all travel to North Sinai which borders the Gaza Strip and Israel.
All but essential travel is advised again in South Sinai as well as the area west of the Nile Delta.
Since 2015, Brits were warned not to travel to Sharm el-Sheikh after a Russian passenger plane was bombed, killing all 224 people on board.
The threat of terrorism remains “very likely” in Egypt, with a Cairo bombing last year killing 20 people and a tourist bus explosion near the Pyramids of Giza injuring 17.
The majority of visits are trouble free, as Egypt is popular with Brits booking package holidays thanks to cheap deals and hot weather.
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