Just read online that an American couple were abducted from their tour bus whilst travelling to St Catherine's Monastery. The incident happened on a major road outside Cairo last Friday & reports state they were released, thankfully unharmed and apparently well treated, earlier today. Their kidnapper was reported to be an Egyptian Bedouin demanding the release of a relative.
The article states that the route to the monastery is a frequent target by Bedoiuns who target tourists in order to get their demands met.
Does anyone have any further information on this & are incidents of this kind becoming more prevalent? If so then do you think the FCO will issue a 'no travel' warning for this area.
We have booked to visit Dahab in November so I dearly hope things settle down.