Egypt: Travel update

The FCO has decided, in consultation with the airlines, that flights from Sharm el Sheikh to the UK will resume on 6 November 2015. British nationals affected by this should contact their tour operators or carriers on their travel plans. The additional security measures will include permitting passengers to carry hand baggage only and transporting hold luggage separately. The FCO is working with the airlines to ensure there are suitable arrangements in place to reunite passengers with their belongings as soon as possible.

The FCO is not raising the threat level in the resort. The above advice applies only to air travel to and from Sharm el Sheikh.

The FCO has deployed consular staff to Sharm el Sheikh, who will be on hand at the airport and the resort, to assist British nationals.