Britain lifts Egypt resort advisory


The British government removed its advisory against flying to Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh resort, the British embassy in Cairo said in a statement.

“The announcement follows our aviation security experts’ co-operation with their Egyptian counterparts. We will work closely with airlines who wish to resume flights,” British Ambassador to Egypt Geoffrey Adams said in the statement.

The British government advised against all but essential travel by air to and from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh since a Russian passenger jet was bombed in 2015, killing all 224 people on board shortly after take-off.

The attack, claimed by Islamic state, prompted Russia to halt flights to Egypt for several years and a number of countries stopped flights to Sharm el Sheikh.

Egypt’s civil aviation ministry welcomed the decision.