Sweden now advises against travel to Egypt
Sunday, 30 January 2011
The Swedish foreign ministry has tightened its travel advice for Egypt and now advises against travel to all Egypt.
This is information delivered by Donald J�rle, heads of the ministry's press service to the Swedish news agency TT.
According to Foreign Ministry, there are about 8000 to 10,000 Swedes in Egypt who have gone there with various Swedish travel company. There may be some additional approximately 5000 travellers and other Swedish citizens living in Egypt permanently.
The ministry’s recommendations to the Swedes in the country are to avoid demonstrations and follow the curfew. Reports on the expressions of concern also in tourist resorts on the Red Sea last night brought a new trial, "said Joakim Larsson on Foreign office's press service.
“We are obviously concerned about this situation. During the night we got indications that looting had taken place, although to a limited extent, in Hurghada and Sharm el Sheik. It should have been directed against business, "said Joakim Larsson.
The Swedish foreign ministry have since Friday advised against all non-necessary travel to Egypt with the exception of tourist destinations along the Red Sea coast. On the whole the travel advice has not changed.
Travellers are also advised to be aware of rules about curfews in Egypt. Hours and areas affected by the curfew may change at short notice, the Danish Foreign Ministry said about the Danes, who reside in areas of unrest. They are also urged to avoid demonstrations and stay indoors as long as the unrest continues.
By Scancomark.se Team