Aussies again urged to reconsider trips to Egypt

first_imgThe political situation in Egypt may have changed, but the Australian government has maintained its ‘reconsider your need to travel’ recommendation for travellers planning to visit the home of the Great Pyramids.The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT) increased its travel advice for Egypt this week, when protests against Islamist-president Mohamed Morsi esculated, with intensified disputes and bloodshed, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.Although overnight President Morsi was overthrown by the Egyptian military, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT) has urged the 730 Australians registered as currently being in Egypt, and the other 822 due to visit over the coming weeks to reconsider their visit to the tourist destination.“We advise you to reconsider your need to travel to Egypt due ongoing civil unrest and the threat of terrorist attack,” the online advice read.“Australians in Egypt should pay close attention to their personal security at all times and monitor the media for information about possible new safety and security risks.”To date, there have been no reports of Australians being killed or injured in any riots and the Australian embassy in Cairo remains open for any Australian in need.Political issues in Egypt commenced in 2011, when then-president Hosni Mubarak was ousted.Since, then country has struggled to entice tourists, but was beginning to see tourists return this year, with an increase in arrivals during the first four months of 2013 compared to the prior year.Click here for more information.  Source = ETB News: NJ DFAT maintains its travel advice, despite recent changes.last_img read more