The last few weeks have seen chaotic scenes in Egypt and Tunisia during violent anti-government protests. Unfortunately this delivers a huge blow to each country's tourism industry as holidaymakers scramble to get out and get home safely. Egypt and Tunisia are popular holiday destinations but the FCO (Foreign & Commenwealth Office) currently advises against all but essential travel to both countries. So, where to go for some Easter sunshine this year?
The FCO currently advises against all but essential travel to Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor and Suez. "If you are in other areas of Egypt where there have been disturbances, we recommend you follow the advice below and stay indoors wherever possible. The situation in Sharm el Sheikh is currently being reported as calm. However, the situation across Egypt is unpredictable and may change quickly."
Thousands were wounded and more than 100 people died during the chaos that began early last week.
However, tourists are being reassured that the tourist destinations bordering the Red Sea (Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada etc) have not been affected.
Tour operators are keeping a close eye on the situation in Egypt, meanwhile, flights are still operating to Egypt but services to Cairo and Luxor are disrupted.