Monday, 25 July 2005 12:00 AM
The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is continuing to warn of a high threat of terrorism in Egypt following Saturday’s bombings in Sharm al-Sheikh.
It has stopped short of advising against travel to the north African country, making it more likely that holidaymakers will lose their money should they wish to cancel their holidays due to fear of terrorism.
One British national has been confirmed dead as a result of the bombing, which ripped through the popular resort.
A further ten Britons are likely to be among the victims of the blasts, which are believed to have killed 80 and injured 200 people.
Currently the FCO advice reads: “There is a high threat from terrorism in Egypt. On July 23rd a number of bombs exploded in Sharm al-Sheikh in the Sinai peninsula. There are over 200 injured, including several British nationals and over 80 dead.”
There have been several terrorist attacks in Egypt during the last year. Three people were killed in an attack on Cairo in April 2005, while 34 were killed in attacks in resorts and hotels in Taba and near Neweiba on the Sinai peninsula in October 2004.
An emergency telephone number for British nationals concerned about friends or relatives has been set up: +44 (0)20 7008 0000