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British tourists to return from Egypt without luggage

  • Thousands of British tourists will return from Egypt's resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh without their luggage on Friday, after Prime Minister David Cameron gave the go-ahead for air travel to resume with very tight security restrictions. Dozens of buses were waiting outside the airport, with police inspecting each vehicle, as 25 flights prepare to leave the resort city. The evacuation of British tourists was allowed to proceed after Downing Street said there had been an agreement with the Egyptian authorities on a “package of additional security measures”, including empty holds, extra screening on passengers, and checks on their hand luggage. The departures will clear a backlog of up to 4,000 stranded tourists who were due to return since the British foreign office advised against all travel through the airport on Wednesday night. (Source: IANS)