Tourists kidnapped in Sinai, later released

Two British tourists who stopped to change money in the town of Ras es-Sidr while travelling in a private car to the beach resort of Sharm el Sheikh were kidnapped by Bedouin gunmen in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. They were later released unharmed. Travellers should be aware that several other tourists have been held briefly by tribesmen in recent months. Several countries advise their citizens to use caution when travelling in the Sinai, especially in the Governorate of North Sinai.

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