Egyptian military accidentally target a tourist convoy in North Sinai

In an anti-terrorist military operation on Sunday, Egyptian security forces mistakenly targeted a tourist convoy. Twelve people were killed, including Mexican tourists. The military stated the convoy was in an area that is off limited to tourists. However, the local tour guide denied this statement.

Advice For Travellers

Attacks on army and police, mainly in the Sinai peninsula, have escalated since 2013.

Most countries advise travellers to avoid all travel to the Governorate of North Sinai and avoid all but essential travel to the Governorate of South Sinai, with the exception of the Red Sea Resorts, including those in the entire region of Sharm el Sheikh, Taba, Nuweiba and Dahab and St Catherine’s Monastery World Heritage Site.

Avoid all but essential road travel between the Red Sea resorts or from the Red Sea resorts to St. Catherine’s Monastery approaching from the east, and transfers between the resorts and the airports of Taba and Sharm el Sheikh.

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