Britain eases Egypt travel advice

15th February 2011, Comments 0 comments

Britain eased its travel advice for Egypt on Tuesday, saying it was no longer warning its citizens to leave Cairo, Alexandria and Suez.

While London still advises against all but essential travel to those three cities, it lifted the advisory for Luxor, saying that the city was "now calm" and "functioning normally".

"In light of the improved situation on the ground after the resignation of president (Hosni) Mubarak, we have removed our advice to British nationals" to leave, it added.

Egypt's military regime warned Tuesday that a wave of strikes sweeping the country was "disastrous", as it gave a panel of civilian experts 10 days to revise the constitution.

Against a backdrop on ongoing nationwide walk-outs and street protests, the junta promised to rapidly restore constitutional rule following the overthrow of Mubarak's regime.

© 2011 AFP

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