The question on everyone minds at the moment has got to be ‘Is it safe to travel to Egypt?’ and to put everyone’s mind at ease the simple answer is yes.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) are constantly reviewing and updating the travel advice given for Egypt as it is such a huge hotspot for Brits seeking out sunshine and luxurious hotels. Due to the political unrest, parts of the country have previously been included in a list of areas deemed unsafe by the British Government but restrictions have been lifted and the main tourists spots including Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada and Luxor are operating business as usual.
Some areas, including Taba and Dahab, are still restricted so you are currently advised against travel to these areas. The resort of Sharm el Sheikh which includes Naama, Sharks, and Nabq Bay and the entire region of Hurghada and Marsa Alam, are safe to travel to. The resorts are operating as normal with no impact, curfews or restrictions in the areas. Sharm el Sheikh is one of the most popular winter destinations and enjoys year round weather, the winters are mild and can be breezy and the summers are hot, hot and sometimes even hotter – we’re talking 40° and above!
Here at Holiday Hypermarket we are continously checking with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to ensure all travel advice is correct and up to date. If any information were to change we would contact all our customers and liaise with all relevant tour operators on their behalf.
In connection to any of our customers booked to travel to Taba or Dahab, we are working alongside the tour operators and everyone will be contacted to discuss their options.
Further information can be found at FCO