Egypt to beef up security in bid to lure Brits back

In a bid to assure British tourists about the safety of Sharm el-Sheikh as a holiday destination, Egypt has appointed a British firm to deliver an aviation security programme covering the country’s airports. 

Sharm El Sheikh airport
Sharm El Sheikh airport

Restrata, which has experience of working with airports across the world, will advise Egyptian private security firm, Falcon Group International, which have been tasked by the Ministry of Civil Aviation to provide security at the country’s airports.

Using its experience of working with airports across the world, including London Heathrow, Restrata and Falcon will train 7,000 security staff over the next six months.

The announcement follows last month’s decision by the German Government to lift its ban on flights to Sharm el-Sheikh.

The partnership was commended by the British Ambassador to Egypt and the Ministry of Civil Aviation, as further progress in rebuilding travel between Britain and Egypt.

The British Ambassador, John Casson, said: “Nothing is more important than the safety of British and Egyptian people as they travel between our countries. I’m proud that Britain is Egypt’s leading and most active partner on the road to a world class airport security system that could be a model for the world. Today’s new UK-Egypt partnership is another important step on that road.”

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