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The Australian government has issued advice to Australian citizens currently in Egypt to get out as soon as possible.

It has also said that no one should travel to the country unless it is absolutely essential.

"Australians currently in Egypt who are concerned about their safety should now consider leaving," a DFAT spokesperson said.

"We continue to urge Australians to avoid all demonstrations and protests as they may turn violent and closely monitor media for information on events and developments that may affect their security and safety."

The Australian embassy in Cairo remains open.

Many ABTA registered tour operators in the UK have suspended bookings for the trips to the country.

The advice echoes that given by the British foreign office and New Zealand, which recommended all but essential travel to the country, barring a few resorts.

The Egyptian military yesterday ousted the country's first democratically elected president Muhamed Morsi, after three days of protests.

The country's most senior judge has been installed as the Egypt's interim leader until elections can be arranged.


Australia and New Zealand issue advice to citizens not to travel to Egypt
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