Terror alert affecting wheelchair users returning from Sharm el Sheikh
- Written by Roberto Castiglioni
Easyjet just posted rules imposed by the UK Government affecting wheelchair users currently waiting to return to the UK from Sharm el Sheikh.
“No pushchairs or wheelchairs are being permitted to travel,” the temporary rule says. “These will be returned to the UK by courier with your hold luggage. We anticipate that to be within the next 7 days. Please ensure that these are also tagged and a form is completed. Temporary replacement wheelchairs and pushchairs will be provided on arrival at your destination.”
It is still unclear how many people will be affected by these additional security restrictions the UK Government has placed on airlines operating return flights from Egypt’s most popular seaside resort.
These precautionary steps follow the downing of Metrojet flight 9268. UK Prime Minister David Cameron declared Thursday it was "more likely than not" that a bomb brought down flight 9268 killing all 224 people on board.
Earlier, largest European carrier Lufthansa joined the growing number of airlines suspending flights to and from Sharm el Sheikh.
“The airlines of the Lufthansa Group have suspended their commercial flight operations to and from the Sinai Peninsula until further notice,” the German carrier announced. “The Lufthansa Group airlines will also be working closely with their governments’ foreign affairs departments and the tour operators involved to look after customers currently in the Sharm el-Sheikh region and arrange their return flights home.”