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Foreign Countries Issue Travel Warning to Egypt

Government officials from several foreign countries has issued a travel warning to Egypt, where at least 125 people have been killed in protests in the past six days. 

Tourists in Egypt fear that they might get in between the violence that has ensued between local civilians and the Egyptian government. Police and protesters clashed during separate protests and according to reports, over a hundred were killed during violent protests in Cairo, Suez and Alexandria.

Foreign countries that have discouraged travel to Egypt at this time included China, Russia, Germany, Philippines, among others. Tourists are advised to avoid non-urgent travel to the Middle East State until security have stabilized. Several foreign countries including the United States, Turkey and Canada have also advised their citizens to evacuate at the soonest possible time to avoid getting involved with the violence.

Around 30,000 British tourists were stranded in Egypt as governments began arranging for planes to bring home those trapped in the embattled Arab nation.

The Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, says the Government has chartered a Qantas 747 aircraft which will evacuate Australians trying to get out of Cairo on Wednesday.

 

The Federal Government of Australia is sending a plane to evacuate Australians stranded in Egypt as violent protests continue to rock the country.

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