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Egypt and Tunisia

House of Lords written question – answered on 8th June 2011.

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Photo of Lord Hylton Lord Hylton Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government what travel advice they issue to tourists intending to visit (a) Tunisia, and (b) Egypt.

Photo of Lord Howell of Guildford Lord Howell of Guildford Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (International Energy Policy)

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office's (FCO) travel advice for Tunisia, which can be read in full at http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/middle-east-north-africa/Tunisia, advises against all but essential travel to areas of Tunisia within 40 kilometres of the border with Libya; there are no travel restrictions in the travel advice for other areas of Tunisia, including the main tourist resorts.

The FCO's travel advice for Egypt, which can be read in full at http://www.fco.gov/uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/middle-east-north-africa/Egypt, contains no travel restrictions.

All our travel advice is based on objective assessments of the risks to British nationals, whose safety is our main concern.

We review travel advice following any incident that might affect Britons travelling or living in the country affected; in a crisis it can be updated several times a day. We also routinely review all the travel advice on a monthly basis. It is revised and reissued at least every three months.

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