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Travelling with electronic devices

Flights from the UK to Egypt

For flights from the UK to Egypt normal hand luggage restrictions apply.

Flights from Egypt to the UK

Some additional restrictions apply for passengers flying from Egypt to the UK with electronic devices.

Passengers can take a normal sized mobile phone into the aircraft cabin. This includes phones and smart phones up to a maximum size of 16cm in length, 9.3cm in width and 1.5cm in depth.

Laptop computers, tablets, e-readers and large phones are not allowed in the aircraft cabin. They must be switched off, placed into your hold luggage and checked-in before going through airport security. No such devices will be allowed in the aircraft cabin, even if purchased in the duty free shopping area. The restrictions also apply to keyboards, power cable transformers or external hard drives that exceed the maximum sizes shown above.

Spare or separate device batteries and portable power sources cannot be carried in either the hold or hand baggage and will be confiscated. If you are unsure whether you can carry any other device, please ask our staff at check-in.

For more information, visit the UK Department of Transport website.

Travel to Egypt

Tourist areas such as Hurghada, Makadi Bay, Marsa Alam, Cairo, Luxor, Aswan and Abu Simbel are all peaceful and operating normally. There is no Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice against travel to these areas, and all flights are operating normally.

Flights from your resort to the UK

Please check the notice boards or see your Red Sea Holidays Representative for up to date information of return flight schedules.

Unless advised otherwise by your Representative, please assume that your return flight will depart on schedule and plan accordingly.

What do we do to protect our guests?

Your safety is our main concern. We work closely with the FCO, airlines, other tour operators, and the local authorities in resort to make sure that all aspects of your holiday are completely safe, and to plan appropriate steps should the FCO advice change.

The Egyptian authorities take visitor safety very seriously:

  • • There is a special tourist police force that operates in tourist areas, plus security checkpoints at airports and on the roads into each resort.
  • • Hotel security is managed by the hotel security team in conjunction with the tourist police.
  • • Unauthorised people and vehicles are prohibited from hotel grounds by law. (This is why a regular taxi can take you to the hotel gates, but only specially licensed "limousines" can take you to the hotel door).

Our resort team is also there on the ground to help you get the most from your holiday, but also to answer any questions you may have about security in resort.

    • Travel Advice

      For the latest travel advice from the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information, click here

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