Tourists visiting Egypt can now move around far more freely thanks to the end of the convoy system.


The system has been running for the last 11 years and required coaches travelling between cities and resorts to join up with police escorted convoys which restricted when tourists could travel due to terrorism concerns.


However, as of today the system has been ended during daylight hours although it will still be required between 6pm and 6am.


Discover Egypt commercial director Philip Breckner said: “For Discover Egypt  clients travelling to and from Luxor to the Red Sea, it will also allow for more convenient travel times.


“It will also allow for travel between Luxor and Marsa Alam and Port Ghalib, which until now has not been practical.


“This is a great bonus for those choosing to travel and holiday in Egypt and agents, need to be aware of this when selling packages for December and 2009”.