Apollo's change of plan meant that 180 passengers who had been bound for the Egyptian capital or the beach resort El Sukhna on Saturday ended up staying in Sweden. Instead the plane will go empty to Cairo and pick up 203 Swedish passengers who were due to fly home anyway.
Another effect of the Foreign Ministry advice is that some of the day trips to Cairo and Luxor have been cancelled by Swedish charter trip companies. In addition to Cairo, the Foreign Ministry says travellers should avoid Alexandria, Suez and Ismailia, they should keep themselves updated of the developments and generally try to stay away from crowds.
On Friday evening, the Egyptian state owned airline Egyptair announced it would cancel all flights to and from the country for the next 12 hours. British airways also cancelled some flights from Cairo on Friday evening so as to avoid complications due to the curfew.