Warning to British tourists in Egypt after boat explosion

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Tourists visiting the Temple of Hatshepsut, Egypt.

AFTER an Egyptian naval ship was attacked by Islamic State (IS) off the coast of Sinai on Thursday July 17, the UK Foreign Office has warned that there is “a high threat from terrorism” in certain areas of Egypt.
Increased security has been stepped up in popular tourist resorts like Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada and they are still considered safe destinations for British travellers. However, as the Sinai Peninsula decided to support IS in Syria last November, the government has advised against all travel to North Sinai.
There have been various terrorist attacks in the last few months, with 17 soldiers killed and 100 militants dead. Soldiers at military checkpoints in the area were attacked by the jihadi group as well as the town of Sheikh Zuwaid, on the border of Gaza and Israel.
The Foreign Office says their advice to British travellers regarding the terrorist threat is continually being reviewed and may be updated at any time.

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