I've recently obtained this statement from ABTA. It seems to be mostly about food stuffs but does anyone know if the 'restrictions on travel' (last paragraph) are likely to affect entry to Egypt?
8/3/01 issued by ABTA
We are currently closely monitoring the development of Foot and Mouth disease in the UK and how this may effect the travel industry.
The UK Government has not applied any restrictions to foreign travel. MAFF has however banned the export of foodstuffs from the UK which means that travellers should not take any food with them, especially meat and diary products, when they travel overseas. We strongly suggest that you advise your clients that there is a ban in place and they should not attempt to take produce with them. If they do, it will most likely be confiscated at the port/airport or on arrival at their destination.
Individual countries may also decide to impose restrictions on visitors travelling from the UK. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is presently advising travellers to contact the individual embassies of the countries that they are travelling to if they have any concerns.