VNAT warns citizens visiting Egypt

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) has officially issued a warning to travel companies bringing visitors to Egypt after a roadside bomb exploded near a bus carrying Vietnamese tourists close to the pyramids in Giza  at 18:15 of December 28 (local time).
The scene of Friday's bombing (Photo: Twitter)
The scene of Friday's bombing (Photo: Twitter)

The warning signed by head of the Travel Department at VNAT, Nguyen Quy Phuong said the VNAT asks international travel enterprises that have groups of tourists in Egypt to coordinate with functional departments to ensure visitor’s safety, and avoid crowded places.

Travel businesses that have operated tours to Egygt need to consider carefully to organize programs carrying tourists to Egypt at this time, and update information sequentially to inform to visitors.

In case of emergency, Vietnamese citizens can seek help from the Vietnamese Embassy to Egypt through the hotlines 20 106 039 6518 or the citizen protection hotline 84 981 8484 84.

Four people have been killed, including three Vietnamese tourists and an Egyptian tour guide, and another 10 injured in the bomb attack. There were 18 people on the bus at that time, including 15 Vietnamese tourists and three Egyptians. Of the 12 Vietnamese injuries, 10 are seriously injured and being treated in hospital, while two others with minor injuries were brought to the Embassy for care.

Saigontourist Travel Service Company whose customers were killed and injured by the bomb blast sent a group of employees to Egypt to support Vietnamese victims and implement emergency measures to support its guests.

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        Egyptian PM visits injured Vietnamese tourists in roadside bomb. (Photo: STR)