Ban on Sharm el-Sheikh flights lifted

Restrictions on flights between the UK and Sharm el-Sheikh have been lifted.

The Department for Transport announced that it has ended the ban due to improvements in security procedures at the Egyptian resort’s airport and close cooperation between the UK and Egypt on aviation security.

Sharm el-Sheikh was a popular destination with UK tourists until all UK flights were banned in November 2015 following the bombing of a Russian airliner.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: “We look forward to services to Sharm el-Sheikh resuming, and lifting the restriction is the first step in that process.”

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