British tourists given fresh travel warning for Egypt and Morocco as situation is 'changing fast'

British tourists given fresh travel warning for Egypt and Morocco as situation is 'changing fast'

Travel safety advice has been shared

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 14/04/2024

- 11:11

British tourists have been advised to be careful when travelling to Egypt and Morocco

Egypt and Morocco are both popular holiday spots with sunny weather, historical sites and beaches.

However, those preparing to travel to the countries should be careful as the UK Government updates its travel advice.

Holidaymakers have been warned following an attack by Iran on Israel this weekend.

The FCDO stated: "On 13 April 2024 Iran carried out military action against Israel. Monitor this travel advice and other media as the situation is changing fast. Follow and contact FCDO travel on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram."

Morocco water

Britons travelling to Morocco and Egypt have been warned


There is ongoing advice for anyone looking to travel to Egypt as they are advised not to visit some parts.

The FCDO said: "FCDO advises against all travel to within 20km of the Egypt-Libya border, except for the town of El Salloum (where we advise against all but essential travel)."

It added: "There is a high threat of terrorist attack globally affecting UK interests and British nationals, including from groups and individuals who view the UK and British nationals as targets. You should remain vigilant at all times."

Similar advice was shared if travelling to Morocco and the FCO also warned Britons to be wary of potential protests.

It explained: "There is currently a heightened chance of demonstrations and protests occurring across the country. You should avoid these gatherings, and be aware of the potential for protests to occur spontaneously.

"Protests can happen at short notice and are generally heavily policed. Demonstrations are mostly peaceful but there has been isolated violence. Demonstrations and protests may lead to increased travel disruption in affected areas.

"Follow any media reporting and instructions from local security authorities. Avoid political gatherings and demonstrations."

The Government body added Britons should take note of all official travel advice as not doing so could invalidate travel insurance.

It said: "Your travel insurance could be invalidated if you travel against FCDO advice. Consular support is also severely limited where FCDO advises against travel."


Egypt beach

Britons are warned to be vigilant


Travel to any country cannot be guaranteed as safe and checking official travel advice before booking a holiday is always advisable.

Britons going to Montenegro have been advised to check their travel documents as requirements are updated.

The FCO said: “This advice reflects the UK Government’s understanding of current rules for people travelling on a full ‘British Citizen’ passport from the UK, for the most common types of travel.

“The authorities in Montenegro set and enforce entry rules, if you’re not sure how these requirements apply to you, contact Montenegro Embassy London.

“Land and border crossings may close at short notice and entry into neighbouring countries may be subject to entry requirements.”

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