Egypt Implements All Security Measures at airports
"Currently we have adjusted all our security measures at airports, and we have ensured the safety now is more than 99%. We did all, that was possible to do. We need to, starting tomorrow, airplanes and tourists back to Egypt", — said Mohamed El-Keshky, answering the Agency's question about flights between Russia and Egypt.
"Everywhere everything is alright: Sharm El-Sheikh is safe, Egypt is safe. We need to support each other in tourism industry", he concluded.
31 Oct 2015 airplane A321 of airline "Kogalymavia" carrying out flight from Sharm El Sheikh to St. Petersburg, crashed in the North of the Sinai Peninsula. All 224 people on Board were killed. Nov 17, Russian authorities have classified the accident as a terrorist attack, describing the cause of the explosion of a bomb on Board the ship.
November 8, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree, according to which, the air carriage of the Russian citizens to Egypt were stopped. The tour operators and travel agencies were encouraged to refrain from sales of tours to Egypt.