Violent protests across Egypt leaving 9 dead - Update

In the early hours on Saturday, armed forces were sent to the city of Suez after nine people were shot and killed in protests across the country. In Suez, eight people were killed including a policeman. One person was shot and killed in Ismailia. Reports stated that at least 450 people were injured across Egypt.

Travellers should be aware that protests can be expected to continue due to the deep political divisions in Egypt at this time. Travellers should check with their country's travel recommendations as some country's are advising to avoid travel to certain parts of this country.

Public gatherings and demonstrations in foreign countries should be avoided as the situation can turn violent without warning.

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