Foreign ministry lifts Egypt travel warning

The Austrian foreign ministry has abandoned its partial travel warning for Egypt.The ministry said today (Tues) it would still appeal to Austrians not to travel to sparsely frequented areas where the country borders with Sudan and Libya. The authority however warned tourists from going there already before the most recent protest movements – which resulted in the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak – broke out.The foreign ministry explained today Austrians should not travel to the capital city of Cairo unless the matter was urgent.The ministry’s warning from travelling to tourism hotspots on the Red Sea was already lifted around 10 days ago. The same would now apply for larger cities like Giza and Alexandria, a spokesman explained.