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More than 300 Latvian tourists still remain in Egypt

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RU155 in and 170 in Hurghada. This is the number of GoAdventure clients from Latvia who were carried to Cairo by AirCairo airline.

All of them are safe. They stay in hotels, and all costs are covered by GoAdventure, as reported by Latvian Foreign Ministry with reference to information provided by the tourism company.

It is planned to secure the return of travellers from Sharm el-Sheikh on Tuesday, 10 November. Information regarding flights from Hurghada is being clarified. It will soon be available on the tourism company’s website.

As it is known, due to security concerns, Latvian Civil Aviation agency has recently decided to prohibit all flights to Sharm el-Sheikh for an indefinite period of time. Clients of Teztour, Novatours and Alida Tours were carried back to Latvia with special flights by airBaltic on 7th and 8th November. Nearly three hundred people have been flown back.

Latvian Foreign Ministry continues following developments in Egypt since 31 October, when a passenger aircraft crashed in North Sinai on its way from Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg, killing more than 200 people on board. The causes of this tragedy are currently being investigated.

Foreign Ministry continues to receive countless phone calls and e-mails from travellers who are currently in Egypt and plan to travel back to Latvia in the near future. Complaints from travellers are forwarded to tourism companies in order to establish contact with those people.

People are worried about not being able to contact their relatives and friends in Egypt. The ministry says it is possible Latvians in Egypt have run out of mobile phone credit as tariffs are very high in Egypt. Internet quality is often poor or unavailable at all.


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