Uncertainty over the safety of Egypt’s popular resort airport at Sharm el Sheikh has left thousands of UK tourists stranded following flight cancellations. Some flights resumed on the 6 November 2015 but there is a huge backlog of passengers and luggage which the airport will have to process as their capacity allows.
To further compound the UK governments fears about the safety of the region, it has now been reported that Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has suspended Russian flights to Egypt until the cause of the Metrojet crash can be confirmed.
As the situation in Sharm el Sheikh continues to unfold, keep abreast of the latest travel advice by visiting the Foreign Commonwealth Office’s travel advice page.
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