Egypt embassy in SA: Country safe for travel

egypttourismEgypt’s embassy in Pretoria says it is safe to travel to the North African nation, despite political upheaval after the ousting of its president.

“We would like to assure our travellers that Egypt is still safe to travel to and to visit,” spokesperson Amina Hatem said in a statement on Monday.

“All normal aspects of life including Egypt Air’s operations and international travel are safeguarded by the people and the authorities and remain perfectly functional as always.”

The South African government earlier warned its citizens to be careful when travelling to the country.

The Egyptian military toppled former president Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday, reportedly with the support of leaders from many sectors of Egyptian society.

The constitution was suspended.

South Africa encouraged citizens to register online with Registration of South African citizens Abroad when travelling to Egypt.

“The South African embassy in Egypt remains open and is available at all times to assist South African citizens, should circumstances require,” international relations spokesperson Clayson Monyela said. – SAPA