Holidays to Egypt — Is it safe to go to Sharm El Sheik? Expert issues warning


Rove expert Simon Calder appeared on This Morning to issue his communication on booking holidays to Sharm el Sheikh and Egypt.

Holidaymakers, currently feting in Sharm el Sheikh, appeared via video link on the show and spoke nigh their latest experience at the vacation destination.

Joseph Spendlove lined in Sharm El Sheikh for 10 years, but two years ago, returned to the UK because the tourism production had “dried up” there.

This week he is enjoying time at the resort municipality as holidaymaker and spoke candidly about the unbeatable weather and service it had to step.

He said: “I’ve been to Morocco, I’ve been to Turkey, and you just don’t have the temperature there you clothed here. And the level of service they give you is next to none.

“My recompense flight with Turkish Airlines was just £240, which coppered in Istanbul — and the five star hotel I’m staying in is £20 a night — it’s an tyrannical steal.”

When asked whether he felt safe at the resort, Joseph answered: “There are armed constabulary everywhere, which for people is a bit scary, but they’re here to make us undergo safe. I feel more safe here than in the UK.”

Simon Calder tallied with Joseph that Sharm El Sheikh is a great holiday objective.

He said: “The FCO advises not to travel to Egypt, but all the places you want to go as a a holidaymaker acquire a tolerably low risk.

“Sharm El Shiek airport is off limits but there are other speed to get there. Joseph ignored the FO advice and flew in via Istanbul. You can also go via Cairo.”

So it it crypt and will you get insurance if you fly to Sharm El Sheikh?

Simon revealed: “If you get travel cover for Egypt, it won’t cover you if you fly into Sharm El Sheikh airport — it will protect against you for everything else.

“It’s been 16 months now, the government says it’s toil with Egyptian authorities, and of course, holiday companies are still push trips to prepare for when the flight ban is finally lifted.”

When prayed if he would travel to Sharm El Sheikh by Philip Schofield, he said: “I wish take my family. I’m just waiting for the FO to change its advice.

“Egypt is a wonderful goal and has incredible antiquity. There’s so much to see this time of year than most sacrifice of Britain.

“I am very risk adverse — I’d tell my family to be really particular crossing the road, be informed about rip currents, and this helps trim the safety risks. There have been some terrible inhumanities involving terrorists in Egypt, but these are so rare that I put them in the unchanging category as plane crashes — I will not allow my life to be dictated by these quantities.”

Travel operators have been selling Sharm El Sheikh fetes despite the flight ban. 

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