The US embassy in Cairo issued a warning statement Sunday asking US citizens not to visit Sinai for fear of terrorist attacks. The embassy said that the chance of terrorist attacks on the Egyptian-Israeli border is increasing.
The US embassy also warned US citizens in Egypt to remain vigilant at all times and watch local and regional developments closely.
Meanwhile, Israel’s anti-terrorism office warned Israeli citizens not to visit Sinai. A banner was hung at the Eilat-Taba border warning Israelis not to enter Sinai’s resorts. Israel later closed the border completely, not allowing any Israeli citizens to cross into Sinai.