According to a press release, a few individuals who had purchased trips to Red Sea resorts called the embassy to inquire about safety, but no calls for assistance were received.
The embassy contacted by telephone the tour guide of Tez Tour based in Hurghada, who said that about 180 Lithuanian citizens were in the city this week. Resorts by the Red Sea are not listed among places that tourists are advised against visiting.
The embassy in Egypt has no information about individual travelers, as nobody has registered with the embassy over the past week.
According to the press release, many Lithuanian nationals live in Cairo, Alexandria, Hurghada and Sharm-el-Sheikh permanently. About 20-30 Lithuanian citizens reside in the capital Cairo alone, with another 10-15 living in Alexandria. According to information available to the embassy, some of the Lithuanian permanent residents could be out of Egypt on holidays.
On Tuesday, the Lithuania's Foreign Ministry tightened recommendations on travels to Egypt due to the complex political and public safety situation in the country after Mohamed Morsi was ousted from Egyptian presidency last week.
The ministry has recommended against traveling to certain parts of the country, namely, Egypt's largest cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Suez, Ismailia, Port Said, towns and provinces in the Nile delta, cities and provinces in southern Egypt, including Luxor and Aswan; the province of Northern Sinai and border regions.
The ministry has advised that people already present in Egypt should avoid leaving resort territories by the Red Sea.
According to the press release, the Lithuanian Embassy to Egypt is keeping a close eye on the situation and will update the information based on development of events, should the security situation change.
Lithuanian citizens in Egypt are advised to be alert, avoid any crowded places and demonstrations, follow restrictions and follow news agency reports, carry their IDs at all times. Lithuanians are also asked to register with the embassy, if they haven't done so yet.
Last Wednesday, Egyptian army ousted the country's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi after a week-long bloody clashes, which claimed human lives, when millions of peoples hit the streets to call for the president's resignation.