Red Sea Diving Holidays – Update

Diving and Snorkelling Holidays to Egypt


Following the recent disturbances in Cairo and other areas, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) is advising against all non-essential travel to Cairo, Alexandria, Suez and Luxor. The FCO is not advising British nationals to leave the country, and there is no advice against travel to the Red Sea resorts of Hurghada (including Makadi Bay, El Gouna, Sahl Hasheesh and Soma Bay), Sharm el Sheikh, Dahab or Taba.

The Red Sea resorts are still considered safe

The Red Sea resorts are several hundred miles – at least a five hour drive – from Cairo. This makes them effectively isolated from the rest of Egypt, both by distance, and the limited number of roads. There have been no related incidents in these resorts, and they remain safe to visit.

Flights are going ahead as scheduled

All flights to Hurghada, Sharm el Sheikh and Taba are still planned to go ahead as normal, and passengers are advised to continue with their diving and snorkelling holiday plans. Normal booking conditions apply for holidays to these resorts.

More information

The safety of our customers remains our top priority. We continue to monitor the situation closely and liaise with the FCO to plan appropriate steps should the advice change. We will keep you updated on any news on travel to Egypt that could affect the enjoyment of our customers holiday. Please also see the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website for further information.

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