The British government has today informed airlines that it no longer advises against flying to Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheikh Airport.
Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, Dr Andrew Murrison said:
“The UK has been clear that flights to Sharm El-Sheikh should resume when the security situation allows. I am pleased that today we can announce the lifting of the current restrictions. We will continue to work closely with our partners in Egypt and airlines that plan to resume flights in the future.”
British Ambassador to Egypt Sir Geoffrey Adams said “This announcement follows our aviation security experts’ close cooperation with their Egyptian counterparts. We will work closely with airlines who wish to resume flights.
“We will also continue our work with Egyptian officials to ensure the safety and security of British nationals, which remains our top priority.”
The number of UK tourists have grown in recent years, despite the restriction on flights to Sharm El-Sheikh. There were approximately 415,000 visitors in 2018.
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