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Petition Calls for UK Travel Ban to Sharm el Sheikh to Be Lifted

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A petition which aims to lift the UK travel Ban to Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt is calling for signatures.

The UK is now the only country in Europe – except Russia – that has not lifted the ban on flights to Sharm el Sheikh, according to The Telegraph. The flight ban was put in place after the Metrojet Flight 9268 was brought down on October 31, 2015.

The ban is thought to have been ‘catastrophic’ for the Egyptian tourist industry.

The Red Sea is a hotspot for scuba divers with excellent visibility and coves, walls, wrecks, coral gardens and reefs among some of the highlights to be found there.

The petition claims that the British public are still travelling to Sharm el Sheikh by joining connecting flights from Germany, France and Cairo.

If a petition reaches 10,000 signatures, the government will respond. After 100,000 signatures, petitions are considered for a debate in Parliament.

Check out the petition here.

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Lorna Dockerill
Lorna Dockerill
Lorna fell in love with scuba diving back in 2011 during a trip to Thailand and Australia. Having always dreamt of seeing a sea turtle in the wild, her dream was realised on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef while training to become a certified diver. Since then she’s developed a passion for the natural world, writing about wildlife photography – both the on land and underwater kind – for the past eight years.

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