Britain expects all Sharm el-Sheikh tourists home by weekend

Published November 10th, 2015 - 06:32 GMT

Tourists delayed in Sharm el-Sheikh after a Russian passenger jet crashed 11 days ago are gradually making their way home.

Thousands still remain in the Red Sea resort after flights were cancelled amid fears the Metrojet Airbus A321 was downed by a bomb.

British Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond said he expected all British nationals to be back in the UK by the weekend.

Hammond added that British insistence on beefed up security measures has caused delays and backlogs.

Our correspondent in Sharm el-Sheikh is Mohammed Shaikhibrahim: “The holidaymakers are continuing to leave the resort, still the tourist industry remains hopeful that they will return and the tourists themselves have expressed a desire to come back. This is all linked to security guarantees and the political developments in the coming days.”

Sharm el-Sheikh is a popular destination with British holidaymakers some 20,000 were in the resort when the Metrojet crashed killing all 224 people on board.

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