The foreign Ministry advised Ukrainians not to travel to Egypt and India

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine recommends Ukrainians to refrain in the near future from trips to Egypt and India due to the difficult security situation in those countries. About it reports a press-Department service.

“In connection with the adoption by Parliament of the Arab Republic of Egypt 04.07.2017 informed decision on extension for a period of three month state of emergency in the country, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine urges Ukrainian citizens to reconsider their plans to visit Egypt for the duration of the state of emergency, and, if possible, to refrain unless absolutely necessary to travel to these States, including for the purpose of tourism”, – stated in the message.

The reservation caused a significant rise in Egypt of radical terrorist groups, including ISIL, which increasingly is directed by terrorist acts against civilians based on their religious affiliation.

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Those citizens who are already in Egypt, it is recommended to weigh the risks of a further stay in the territory of that state and steadily to follow the advice offered by the Department:

  • it is strongly recommended not to travel and stay in the North and in the Central part of the Sinai Peninsula and the desert regions to the West of the valley of the river Nile;
  • be vigilant when visiting the North coast of Egypt, the country’s capital and the Delta of the river Nile, tourist places in its valley, on the red sea coast (resorts of Hurghada, El Gouna, Safaga, Makadi Bay and Soma Bay) and the southern part of the Sinai Peninsula (the resort cities of Sharm El-Sheikh, Dahab, Taba).

If staying in the resort areas of Egypt are encouraged to show more attention and caution, to refrain from travel outside of the facilities for organized recreation, which are under the protection and supervision of the security forces. If necessary travel outside of the facilities for organized recreation, citizens should inform the hotel, relatives or representatives of the tour operator.

In addition, it is recommended to be especially careful during the celebrations in Egypt religious (including Christian) holidays, and, if possible, to refrain from visiting religious shrines.

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Also, given the deteriorating security situation in the state of West Bengal, Republic of India, including Darjeeling district, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine recommends Ukrainian citizens to refrain at this stage from trips for tourism purposes in the specified region of the country to stabilize the situation.

“In cases of extreme necessity of departure to a specified area or stay on site, we recommend that the citizens of Ukraine fail to inform the Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of India on places of possible stay and possibilities of rapid communication with the Embassy (phone numbers, email addresses)”, – noted in the Ministry.

Recall from 1 January 2018, the Russians will enter Ukraine only after online pre-registration and biometric passports.