Germany advises against travel to all of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula

BERLIN Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:40pm EST

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BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's foreign ministry said on Wednesday it strongly advised against travel to all regions of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

Previously the ministry had made a warning against travel in the north of the Sinai peninsula and the Egyptian-Israeli border area as well as the resort of Taba.

The ministry said it advised travelers on the ground to contact their travel agent to organize an earlier departure from Sinai. Until then they are encouraged to keep movement to a minimum and follow instructions from travel agents and the Egyptian security forces, it said.

Last week a Sinai-based militant Islamist group warned tourists to leave Egypt and threatened to attack any who stay after February 20. The group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed two South Korean tourists and an Egyptian earlier this month.

(Reporting by Michelle Martin)

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