|Date: 16/05/2012 Time: 11:51:00 AM
Due to the significant increase in the risk of
criminal activity in the North Sinai area, the British Foreign Office (FO) has
advised against all but essential travel to Sinai north of the Suez-Taba road.
The FO said in its website Wednesday that it is advising against using the
road itself, but this advice does not extend to the towns of Suez or Taba, nor
does it apply to the road from Taba to Taba airport.
It noted: "we were aware of reports of "Nakba Day" demonstrations planned
for yesterday from Tahrir Square to the US Embassy in Cairo and from
Alexandria Library to Mansheya Square, Alexandria".
British nationals should avoid all crowds and demonstrations, the FO added.
"The situation can change rapidly and we recommend that you follow events
on local and international news and seek advice from tour operators and local
In addition, the Foreign Office urged Britons to exercise caution when
travelling outside resorts in the Sinai and take advice from local security
authorities and tour operators.
Equally it is still advising against crossing the Rafah border in North Sinai
and against all but essential travel to this area.