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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Tour operators cancel holidays in Egypt

HOLIDAYS in Egypt booked by Irish people for the coming weeks have been cancelled by tour operators.

Thomas Cook announced it is suspending travel for Irish passengers from next week.

But holidaymakers in the Sharm el Sheikh resort and in Red Sea areas will be able to fly back to Ireland either tomorrow or on August 28.

People who were due to fly to Eygpt next week are being offered a refund or an alternative holiday.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is now advising against all but essential travel to Egypt.

Falcon and Thomson stated they have been monitoring the situation.

As a result of a change in official advice, the decision was made to cancel all outbound flights to Egypt up to and including September 11.

A spokeswoman for the operators said: "The DFA advice does not call for customers to leave Egypt immediately. Customers will return on their original flights.

"We will continue to monitor DFA advice and advise our customers accordingly if this changes.

"Our overseas resort team are updating all customers on holiday in Sharm El Sheikh of the change in travel advice."

aokeeffe@herald.ie

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