Signal to those about to go - not of evacuation

"We made the decision to change our travel advice based on the development that we have seen over the last 24 hours in Egypt," Anders Jörle, head of the press department at the Foreign Ministry, tells the news agency TT.

"This will in particular have implications for those who are about to go. It is also a general signal about the situation there," he says.

When asked if they advice people to leave Egypt, Jörle says that the travel agencies will have to make a decision based on the situation locally. "It is not a question of an evacuation situation. It is about not keep sending more people and it is a signal to those travelling privately to take this into account," says Jörle.

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