UK Tourists: ‘Sharm El-Sheikh Is Safer Than France’
UK has been suspending direct flights to Sharm El-Sheikh ever since the Russian plane fatal crash last year, but that didn’t stop the Brits. Going against their government’s warnings, UK tourists insist on flying to Sharm and they seem to be enjoying it.
40-year-old Simon Woodward, an events manager from north London, spent a week in Sharm with friends from both UK and Europe. “I felt safer in Sharm than I would in France right now,” he told Telegraph Travel after his stay at the Camel Dive Hotel in the Red Sea resort.
He noticed that security measures in the airport are three times tighter than the past years he’s traveled to Sharm. “Sometimes locals and foreigners would be separated and Egyptians would go straight through,” Woodward remembers. Tourists departing Sharm must now go through three rounds of security checks and suitcases must be film-wrapped, Woodward reports.
He also said that he advises his fellow Britons who enjoy snorkeling, diving, and lying on the beach, to book a ticket to Sharm as it’s the perfect destination for all that, with ‘guaranteed blue sky and sunshine.’
Earlier this year, the Egyptian governments has allegedly spent EGP 250 millions on security measures; like installing CCTV surveillance systems, sniffer dogs and X-ray machines at tourist resorts.
WE SAID THIS: Because who wouldn’t love Sharm?