Foreign Office advises caution in Egypt following latest unrest

2nd Feb 2012
Foreign Office advises caution in Egypt following latest unrest

British travellers in Egypt continue to be urged to exercise caution when visiting Egypt following the latest outbreak of violence in the country.

The announcement follows the deaths of over 70 football fans at a match in the city of Port Said (pictured).

Hundreds of fans were also injured in the incident on Wednesday night during clashes between supporters of rival top-tier clubs al-Masry and al-Ahly.

Angry crowds are reported in Tahrir Square, Cariro, this morning as protestors complain of police handling of the riots.

The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued a statement urging Brits to avoid such confrontations: “British nationals should avoid all crowds and demonstrations.

“The situation can change rapidly and we recommend that you follow events on local and international news and seek advice from tour operators.”
However, the government body stop short of advising against travel to the country.

All Egyptian premier-league matches have been postponed indefinitely following the outbreak of violence.


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