Germany advises against travel to all of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula

Reuters , Thursday 27 Feb 2014

Bombed bus
The damaged tourist bus that was attacked on Sunday in the Red Sea resort town of Taba (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Germany's foreign ministry said on Wednesday it strongly advised against travel to all regions of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

Previously the ministry had made a warning against travel in the north of the Sinai peninsula and the Egyptian-Israeli border area as well as the resort of Taba.

The ministry said it advised travellers on the ground to contact their travel agent to organise an earlier departure from Sinai. Until then they are encouraged to keep movement to a minimum and follow instructions from travel agents and the Egyptian security forces, it said.

From two weeks ago a bombing targetting a bus carrying Korean tourists in South Sinai killed 4 Korean tourists and their Egyptian driver. Islamist Militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack on the same week. 

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