Ireland lifts travel ban to Sharm el-Sheikh
Tourists enjoy the sunny weather at the beach of the Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh - AFP/Mohammed Abed

CAIRO: The Egyptian Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday that Ireland has lifted a travel ban to Sharm El-Sheikh, Youm7 reported.

Ireland has changed its travel advisory for Egypt, allowing Irish people to travel to Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada, Luxor and Aswan in light of the latest efforts made by the tourism ministry to intensify connections with all European countries to ease travel ban, the statement said.

The statement said the Irish ambassador to Cairo informed the Egyptian Embassy in Dublin, Ireland of his country’s decision.

In related news, the tourism ministry announced Friday that Denmark has lifted a travel ban to the Cairo, Alexandria and Sharm El-Sheikh areas

Italy and Germany also decided to lift the travel ban to Sharm el-Sheikh, according to the tourism ministry statement issued on July 8.

“I hope more European states follow suit and lift travel warnings to the Red Sea resort as soon as possible,” Zaazou said in a statement Friday.

Sixteen European countries issued travel warnings to their citizens for the Sinai Peninsula following the bombing of a tourist bus in Taba last February that killed three people.

Additional  reporting by Amal Raslan.

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  1. Ahmed Mohamed
    July 30, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    This means that those countries trust the Egyptian security, as I can see Egypt’s tourism industry is getting back on its feet!

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