Explore is the latest operator to resume the sale of holidays to Egypt following the relaxing of Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice.

The adventure travel specialist has reopened bookings for 10 tours to the country.

While FCO advice now also allows travel to Cairo, restrictions still remain for travel along the Nile Valley between Cairo and Luxor.

As a result Explore has revised eight tours that previously travelled through this region, replacing an overnight train journey with an evening flight from Cairo to Aswan.

Explore will continue to monitor FCO advice and avoid all travel through the Nile Valley until it is advised safe to do so.

Two itineraries remain unchanged, allowing groups and families to travel to Aswan, Luxor and the Red Sea region next year.

Sales director Carl Burrows said the company will monitor all updates from the FCO and has full confidence in the latest advice.

“The safety of our customers is vital, hence why we cancelled all our tours to Egypt earlier this year. Following the latest FCO travel advice, however, we are confident that the areas of Egypt on our itineraries are now safe to travel to.

“From riding camels through the desert, to exploring the famous Pyramids, snorkelling in the Red Sea, cruising down the Nile, and visiting ancient temples, there is so much to enjoy in Egypt.”