Tourism authority issues travel advisory against Egypt tours

Having asked travel firms to ensure the safety of Vietnamese tourists in Egypt two months ago, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism has now advised tour operators to suspend unnecessary tours to Egypt following the recent bombings there.



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Customers examine a tour package at a HCMC-based travel firm. The tourism authority has advised tour operators not to arrange tours to Egypt following the recent bombings

According to Ngo Hoai Chung, deputy head of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, many bombings have repeatedly taken place at tourist spots in Egypt, such as the pyramids of Giza, Cairo; Arish City; and North Sinai, leading to security concerns in the country.

As such, the administration suggested that travel firms should reduce the number of tours to Egypt during this period to ensure the safety of tourists.

Also, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism has asked firms to give the Vietnamese Embassy in Egypt lists of visitors and their itineraries, so it can provide support in emergency situations.

Travel firms can call the hotline for Vietnamese citizens on +201060396518 or contact Tran Ngoc Son on 0974069939 for assistance.

At the end of last year, three Vietnamese tourists lost their lives in a roadside bomb blast that struck their tour bus less than four kilometers from Egypt’s world-famous Giza pyramids, causing a series of local tour operators to suspend their tours to Egypt.

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