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When the last FCO restriction was in place, did they differentiate between Cairo and Luxor when they lifted it?


I was wondering whether they would consider lifting it for Luxor if things appeared to be ok there, even if they were not in Cairo/Alexandria ETC?



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If I remember rightly they lifted the restrictions in Luxor before they lifted it in Cairo. I can't remember how long the restrictions were in place for last time. Was it about three weeks?

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Re: Question re FCO advice

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Angela wrote:If I remember rightly they lifted the restrictions in Luxor before they lifted it in Cairo. I can't remember how long the restrictions were in place for last time. Was it about three weeks?
The FCO restriction for Luxor was lifted about a week after the ousting of Mubarak. This will have been after about 3 to 4 weeks, in the third week of Feb 2011. I have no idea of when the Cairo advice was lifted.

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We all hope the Foreign Office lift the curse they have put on Luxor, but they will only do that, when it is proven, demonstrations, gatherings and things that may incite danger to visitors is under control. Hopefully they will soon realise the damage they have caused the Luxor business's and lift their ban.

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Think it's more the Egyptian people that are doing the damage not the FCO.

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Bearded Brian wrote:Think it's more the Egyptian people that are doing the damage not the FCO.
Not the Egyptian people in general, but a very small subset of them IMHO.

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Bearded Brian wrote:Think it's more the Egyptian people that are doing the damage not the FCO.
Sad thing its not all Egyptian's but a certain percentage.

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Bombay wrote:
Bearded Brian wrote:Think it's more the Egyptian people that are doing the damage not the FCO.
Sad thing its not all Egyptian's but a certain percentage.
True.

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The FCO was in place previously from the 27th Jan 2011 towards end of Feb about 3 to 4 weeks.
Because a majority of visitors take Nile Cruises its not just the situation in Luxor but the Nile valley down to and including Aswan that needs to be stable for the FCO to change for Luxor and the area also any routes into the area from the Red Sea for over day excursions or two centre holidays.

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Bombay wrote:The FCO was in place previously from the 27th Jan 2011 towards end of Feb about 3 to 4 weeks.
Because a majority of visitors take Nile Cruises its not just the situation in Luxor but the Nile valley down to and including Aswan that needs to be stable for the FCO to change for Luxor and the area also any routes into the area from the Red Sea for over day excursions or two centre holidays.
In 2011 I came out to Luxor on 23rd Feb. The FCO advice must have been lifted a few days earlier - no later than 21st Feb.

I agree that the area from Abydos to Abu Simbel needs to be calm before the FCO lifts its warning. Qena is probably the biggest problem here, but can be avoided by tourists.

There were at least 2 letters and articles in yesterday's Daily Telegraph concerning Luxor -

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/lett ... hymes.html

and

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/trave ... Egypt.html

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Row, row, row the boat gently down the Nile is a popular motivational tune when there is no fuel for the river craft. :up
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Not sure, but I think I have read somewhere the FO opens again in Cairo tomorrow, unless things have changed to stop them.

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Who did you fly with Brian?

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Brian Yare wrote:
Bombay wrote:The FCO was in place previously from the 27th Jan 2011 towards end of Feb about 3 to 4 weeks.
In 2011 I came out to Luxor on 23rd Feb. The FCO advice must have been lifted a few days earlier - no later than 21st Feb.
I came out in the March flying with Thomson.

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Bombay wrote:Who did you fly with Brian?
easyJet or Thomson. I do not recall as I came out every month in spring 2011.

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Chocolate Eclair wrote:Not sure, but I think I have read somewhere the FO opens again in Cairo tomorrow, unless things have changed to stop them.
Do you mean the Embassy choc? The FCO is based in London.

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Bombay wrote:Who did you fly with Brian?
easyJet or Thomson. I do not recall as I came out every month in spring 2011.
easyJet never stopped flying same as this time I think it was a couple of weeks after the FCO changed last time before some charters resumed flights same as Thomson would still not return until Sept even if the FCO changed tomorrow.

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Sorry Angela I meant the Cairo Embassy, its a start though to try and get the Luxor ban lifted, an a bit of money flowing in.

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Old age Choc, old age. :vs
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In the february after the revolution I couldnt get to Luxor with Thomson as they had cancelled the flights. I came with easyjet from Gatwick. That would have been around the 2nd week of feb.
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