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British Tourists Struggle To Get Home From Egypt

British tourists rest at the airport in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh on November 6, 2015. Britain moved to repatriate thousands of tourists from Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh after warnings a 'terrorist bomb' may have brought down a Russian jet that took off from the resort, as several nervous airlines scrapped their flights. (Mohamed el-Shahed/AFP/Getty Images)
British tourists rest at the airport in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh on November 6, 2015. Britain moved to repatriate thousands of tourists from Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh after warnings a 'terrorist bomb' may have brought down a Russian jet that took off from the resort, as several nervous airlines scrapped their flights. (Mohamed el-Shahed/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia suspended flights to Egypt on Friday, even as some flights to Britain from Sharm el-Sheikh resumed. This comes as British intelligence officials say it could have been a bomb that took down a jet bound for Russia last Saturday, killing all 224 people on board. Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson gets the latest on the investigation from the BBC’s Paul Adams.

He then speaks with Lorraine Mudzimu, who landed in the resort town on Saturday and is scheduled to fly back to the U.K. next week. Until then, she says, she’s enjoying her vacation and taking in travel advisories skeptically.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

Reporter

  • Paul Adams, correspondent for the BBC World Affairs Unit, based in London. He tweets @BBCPaulAdams.
  • Lorraine Mudzimu, British tourist currently in Sharm el-Sheikh. She tweets @The_Lauryn.

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