FRANKFURT, Hesse,Â Aug 16, 2013Â (AFP)
German travel and tourism giant TUIÂ saidÂ FridayÂ it is cancelling all holidays to Egypt until mid-September in faceÂ of the escalating violence in the country.
“TUI is cancelling all trips to Egypt up until and includingÂ September 15Â in response to the foreign ministry’s latest assessment of the situationÂ there,” the group said in a statement.
The ministry advised against any travel to Egypt “in view of the currentÂ situation and the unpredictability of developments”.
In particular, tourists were being urgently told to avoid travelling toÂ Cairo and the main tourist centres in Upper Egypt such as Luxor, Assuan andÂ the Nile Delta, the ministry said.
Tourists already in those areas are being urged to take very special careÂ during their visit and to heed the advice of hotels and tour operators, theÂ ministry added.
Holidaymakers in the Red Sea could remain there, since the situation inÂ those regions was still calm.
Should TUI customers wish to return home early they should contact theirÂ tour managers, the company said.
“TUI is monitoring the situation in Egypt very closely and has an emergencyÂ task force which is in constant contact with the authorities and the tourÂ leaders on site,” the statement added.
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