30,000 tourists visit Egypt resort despite warnings

The US, UK, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland had issued warnings against travelling to South Sinai over the past few days.

30,000 tourists visit Egypt resort despite warnings

World Bulletin / News Desk

An Egyptian official said Sunday that around 30,000 foreign tourists had flown to the Egyptian resort city of Sharm al-Sheikh during the past three days despite attack warnings.

"Sharm al-Sheikh Airport arrivals have not been significantly affected by South Sinai travel warnings issued by some western governments," Egyptian Airports Company Chairman Gad al-Kareem told reporters.

The US, UK, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland had issued warnings against travelling to South Sinai over the past few days.

The warnings came hard on the heels of a tourist bus bombing in the resort city of Taba in mid-February that claimed the lives of three South Korean tourists and an Egyptian bus driver.

Al-Kareem said some German and Scandinavian tourists had refused to heed the travel warnings and are completing their vacations in South Sinai resorts.

He added that tourists continue to arrive at Sharm al-Sheikh from Russia and the UK in large numbers.

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