State of emergency extended in North Sinai, Egypt

Following the deaths of 12 security personnel who were killed in an attack at a checkpoint in North Sinai, Egypt's parliament has approved a presidential decree to extend the state of emergency in designated parts of North Sinai for three more months.

Advice For Travellers

Although armed attacks in the North Sinai have been directed at military personnel, travellers should avoid travel in this area due to unpredictable terrorist attacks and uncertain personal safety.