注册 登录  
 加关注
   显示下一条  |  关闭
温馨提示!由于新浪微博认证机制调整,您的新浪微博帐号绑定已过期,请重新绑定!立即重新绑定新浪微博》  |  关闭

浅笑俨然的博客

http://www.letaod.com/

 
 
 

日志

 
 

Foreign Nationals Evacuated from Egypt  

2011-06-30 21:25:00|  分类: 我的日记 |  标签: |举报 |字号 订阅

  下载LOFTER 我的照片书  |





Selah Hennessy | London
 February 01, 2011

Photo: AFP
Passengers wait under large tent set-up in the parking lot outside Cairo's International airport as Egyptians and foreigners prepare to leave Egypt, February 1, 2011
Foreign countries are working hard to get their nationals out of Egypt as anti-government protests rage on.Foreign Nationals Evacuated from Egypt - bosouee - 浅笑俨然的博客4.8折热卖 李宁夏季女子 第8代超轻跑步鞋 正品运动鞋 012-4 秒杀 210.0元 Foreign Nationals Evacuated from Egypt - bosouee - 浅笑俨然的博客

The U.S. State department says it has already flown over 1,000 Americans out of Egypt and plans to evacuate over 1,000 more in the next couple of days. Those flights have been dropping evacuees off in Cyprus, Turkey, and Greece.

On Monday night a group of Americans landed in Istanbul, Turkey where they were met by U.S. embassy officials.

At the airport, one of the evacuees, Taylor Swift, spoke to reporters. "I just know the embassy thought that we were in danger so they wanted us to evacuate just for our better safety and stuff," said Swift.

"16 and 18 year old kids with guns and swords that were guarding our neighborhood, the neighborhood watch which I thought was a very funny, funny phrase for children with swords," said Eric Tragor.

Anti-government protests have rocked Egypt for over a week now. Most of the Egyptians who are rallying say they want to oust the country's long time president Hosni Mubarak.

The U.S. isn't the only country getting its nationals out. China and Iraq have also begun evacuations, along with other countries including Canada, India, Israel, and Indonesia.

But some countries, such as European nations Britain, Germany, and France, say as things now stand they have no plans to evacuate their citizens.

Frances Tuke is a spokesperson for the Britain-based travel agency group ABTA. "The foreign and commonwealth office doesn't feel that that is necessary. No new British nationals are going in to Egypt, into those areas that are being advised against. But there is no need at this point for any mass evacuation," said Tuke.

Resorts in the Red Sea are a popular tourist destination for European travelers.

Tuke says travel agents are still booking flights to spots like Sharm el-Sheikh - around 500 kilometers from Cairo.

Those holidays actually are going on as normal. There's absolute calm there and in fact there's no sign of any unrest in those particular destinations.

The Egyptian army pledged on Monday not to use force against demonstrators. On Tuesday hundreds of thousands of protestors flooded the streets of Cairo and thousands more rallied in other major cities around the country.
<div id="
  评论这张
 
阅读(2)| 评论(0)
推荐 转载

历史上的今天

评论

<#--最新日志,群博日志--> <#--推荐日志--> <#--引用记录--> <#--博主推荐--> <#--随机阅读--> <#--首页推荐--> <#--历史上的今天--> <#--被推荐日志--> <#--上一篇,下一篇--> <#-- 热度 --> <#-- 网易新闻广告 --> <#--右边模块结构--> <#--评论模块结构--> <#--引用模块结构--> <#--博主发起的投票-->
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

页脚

网易公司版权所有 ©1997-2017