29 Jan '11, 3am

#Egypt : Australia warns against Egypt travel

SYDNEY: Australia has upgraded its security warning for Egypt, where thousands of protesters have clashed with troops, urging travellers to think twice before visiting the country. Australia was amending its travel advisory for Egypt because of the "difficult security situation" that has resulted in ongoing large scale protests, including tanks in the streets, Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd said on Saturday. "That is because of our concerns about the security situation, not just in Cairo but in other cities," Rudd told Sky News Australia. The travel advisory upgrade lifts the warning for Egypt to the second highest of "reconsider your need to travel", the same warning as is current for Tunisia and Lebanon. Australia's highest warning is "do not travel". "We advise you to reconsider your need to travel to Egypt because of ongoing civil unrest and the high threat of terrorist a...

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