The Foreign Ministry yesterday heightened its travel alerts to Egypt, and is now warning against all “non-essential travel“ to the country – including the popular tourist areas along the Red Sea.
The move came after street demonstrations against the Mubarak regime continued unabated throughout most of the country.
Danish travel agencies have followed suit after several Nordic travel agencies called off all travel to the area and decided to bring all their customers back home.
“We’ll take a three-week breather and then we’ll see how the situation has developed,” said Stig Elling, sales manager at Star Tours, one of the country’s largest package holiday agencies. “Over the next few days we’ll be bringing our travellers back home, and then we’ll put our travels to Egypt on hold from now until February 23.”
Ticket holders will be offered the choice of a new destination or postponing their travel to Egypt.
In related news, Lene Espersen, the foreign minister, is today meeting with her EU colleagues to discuss the crisis in Egypt.
Ahead of the meeting, Espersen told Berlingske newspaper that the EU needs to make a stronger effort to reward good government practice.
“It is crucial that the EU, like the US, urges the authorities to listen to its citizens. We will be discussing what we can do to support human rights organisations and civil society.”