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18 Feb 2020 | 08:50 PM UTC

Egypt: British travel operator resumes flights to Sharm el-Sheikh February 16 /update 1

First flight from the UK since 2015 lands in Sharm el-Sheikh on February 16

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Event

The British travel operator, TUI, resumed flights to Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport (SSH) in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Sunday, February 16. Other operators and airlines are expected to resume flights to SSH in the coming months; representatives of Easyjet said that the airline will resume flights from June 7.

As of Wednesday, February 19, British diplomatic authorities continue to advise against all but essential travel to the Governorate of South Sinai, except Sharm el-Sheikh, and the area west of the Nile Valley and Nile Delta regions, excluding coastal areas between the Nile Delta and Marsa Matruh.

Context

Security forces continue to carry out counterterrorism raids in the Sinai Peninsula as part of the military "Comprehensive Operation - Sinai 2018," which aims to neutralize militant and terrorist groups operating in the Sinai, Nile Delta, and the Western Desert.

Advice

Individuals flying via SSH are advised to monitor developments and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.