30 Jan '11, 3am

Australia warns against travel to Egypt: SYDNEY - AUSTRALIA on Sunday urged its citizens not to travel to Egypt

SYDNEY - AUSTRALIA on Sunday urged its citizens not to travel to Egypt after the death toll in anti-government protests passed 100, boosting its security warning to the highest available level. The foreign office upgraded its travel warning from 'reconsider your need to travel' to 'do not travel', urging Australians against journeying there and advising those currently in the troubled country to get out if possible. Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd said there were more than 800 Australians currently in Egypt but there were no reports they had been caught up in the violence, in which demonstrators threw petrol bombs and clashed with police. 'We advise you not to travel to Egypt due to ongoing civil unrest,' the updated foreign office warning said. 'If you are currently in Egypt, and concerned about the security situation, you should leave if it is safe to do so.' Egypt is among ...

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