Egypt - Sharm el Sheik travel ban has been lifted

Posted: 22/10/2019

22 October 2019 - RPS Partnership

Air travel to Sharm el Sheik - Egypt

There has been a heightened risk of terrorism against aviation in Egypt  for the last couple of years. Following the crash of a St Petersburg-bound flight in North Sinai in October 2015, direct flights between the UK and Sharm el Sheikh were suspended. The UK government has worked with Egyptian authorities to enable flights to resume, and on 22 October 2019 the restrictions were lifted. You should check with your airline or tour operator for information on services. For those travelling from the UK, additional security measures are in place for flights departing from Egypt to the UK, so best to leave lots of time to check in.

Noone can offer advice on the safety of individual airlines. However, the International Air Transport Association publishes a list of registered airlines that have been audited and found to meet a number of operational safety standards and recommended practices. This list is not exhaustive and the absence of an airline from this list does not necessarily mean that it is unsafe. The International Civil Aviation Organisation has carried out an audit of the level of implementation of the critical elements of safety oversight in Egypt.

Please contact [email protected] for more information about travel to Egypt and for training - Hostile Environment Training UK (HET), Hostile Environment Awareness Training  Worldwide (HEAT) or Trauma First Aid and First Aid.

Photos: RPS Partnerhip working in Egypt

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