“Enhanced security” operating in and around Hurghada
There is now “enhanced security” operating in the Red Sea coastal town of Hurghada, according to a new travel advisory to tourists about a possible terrorist attack in Egypt.
“Enhanced security measures are in place to protect the resort areas in Hurghada,” says the UK’s Foreign Office.
“Egyptian military is situated in and around Hurghada international airport. There are checkpoints around Hurghada and throughout the Red Sea Governorate. There are roadblocks in place in the town and monitoring of areas often frequented by tourists.”
A similar description is made about the Red Sea resort Sharm-el-Sheik. No details about the nature of the threat to tourists visiting the country is given.
[map courtesy Foreign & Commonwealth Office]