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The number of Israeli tourists heading to Egypt has not been affected by the recent turmoil on the border between the two countries, Samy Mahmoud, a senior official at the Egyptian Tourist Authority,
Hundreds of Israeli tourists streamed across the border Wednesday following a warning issued by the Counter-Terrorism Bureau Tuesday imploring all Israelis to leave Sinai immediately.
Security forces have set up roadblocks and checkpoints in Sinai following reports that two terrorists plan to bomb a tourist site in the region. Egyptian intelligence reported that the two entered Egypt from Sudan and were traveling in a truck packed with explosives.
Egyptian security forces on Saturday launched a manhunt for two men they believe are planning to launch terror attacks at Sinai tourist sites. Roadblocks and checkpoints have been set up on routes leading to Sinai and security forces are on the look out for a small truck that is believed to be carrying a large amount of explosives.