Security in Sharm el Sheikh

UPDATE 26 NOVEMBER 2015 FROM ABTA:

The ABTA Destination Services team continues to monitor the situation regarding the suspension of flights to and from Sharm el Sheikh. The FCO travel advice remains the same. The FCO continue to advise against all but essential travel by air to or from Sharm el Sheikh. View the travel advice for Egypt here

Easyjet and British Airways have extended their policies regarding the cancellation of flights. Members should liaise with their travel partners and airlines regarding their policies and customers should be updated as appropriate.

 

UPDATE FROM ABTA 9am (UK time) 5.11.15

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office is now advising against all but essential travel by air to or from Sharm el Sheikh as a result of ongoing assessments of the security arrangements at Sharm el Sheikh airport. “The Foreign Office has not raised the threat level in the resort of Sharm el Sheikh. The change in advice applies only to air travel to and from Sharm el Sheikh. “ABTA estimates there are around 9,000 customers currently on holiday with its Members in Sharm el Sheikh, but there will also be a number of holidaymakers who have travelled independently.

“Holidaymakers in Sharm el Sheikh are advised to contact their travel company in regard to travel arrangements. “Most insurance policies will still provide cover for holidaymakers in a country at the time of Foreign Office advice change. “Those with holidays booked within the next 48 hours to Sharm el Sheikh are advised to contact their travel company to discuss their options.

If you have booked a package you will be entitled to a refund or alternative holiday. “If you are not travelling within the next 48 hours you will need to check with your travel company as to what your options are and follow their advice. “Those people with bookings beyond this are advised to wait until closer to the departure date to contact their travel company as the situation is reviewed.