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State of Emergency Warning in Egypt

Egypt has announced a three-month state of emergency following terror attacks on two churches in the last few days.

Suicide bombers caused explosions at St Mark's Cathedral in Alexandria and Mar Girgis Church in the northern city of Tanta on April 9.

The State of Emergency allows authorities to make arrests without warrants, place restrictions on the free movement of people and public gatherings, monitor all forms of communication and to arrest anyone suspected of violating the State of Emergency. Announced by the President, it must be approved by parliament before it is implemented, but the President has the support of the majority of members.

UK passport holders are advised to contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website for the latest travel information before travel.

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