Dept. of Foreign Affairs updates Egypt advisory

Dept. of Foreign Affairs updates Egypt advisory

OTTAWA — Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development has updated its Egypt travel advisory.

Travellers are advised to avoid non-essential travel to Egypt due to the unpredictable security situation. The advisory does not apply to the Red Sea coastal resorts of Hurghada (and its surroundings) and Sharm el-Sheikh, nor to the area from Luxor to Aswan along the upper Nile, where visitors should exercise a high degree of caution.

“If you decide to travel to Egypt despite this advisory, plan your trip with a reputable Egyptian travel company or agency, as they are are well informed of the security situation and can better plan accordingly,” says the advisory.

Travellers are also asked to register with the Registration of Canadians Abroad service as the ability to provide consular services on short notice may be limited.