Sharm el-Sheikh: Belgium advises against travel

The Belgian government is advising against travel to the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. Belgium is following the lead of Britain and the France that earlier changed their travel advice.

Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders says that the recommendation is a temporary one: "We are awaiting the final report analysing the crash of a Russian airplane in Sinai."

There is great concern for the safety of holidaymakers returning home from the Egyptian resort after the crash of a Russian plane packed with holidaymakers. There are growing indications that the plane crashed after a bomb exploded on board.

The Belgian decision is linked to the security situation at Sharm Airport.

Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders: "Until now we have not received guarantees for the well-functioning of the airport. We are advising against travel, but the advice is non-binding."