Foreign Office issues new travel advice for Egypt

A large group of women take to the front of a gathering of opposition supporters in Cairo Credit: Keith Lane, ABACA, Press Association

The Foreign Office has warned travellers to avoid visiting large parts of Egypt as violent demonstrations continue across the country.

The FCO advises all travellers to avoid Cairo, Alexandria and other major cities over the coming few days.

"On the 30 June, there will be several very large marches in Cairo to both the Presidential Palace in Heliopolis and to Tahrir Square" the Foreign Office said.

"Four marches are planned to the Presidential Palace beginning at Al-Hegaz Square in Heliopolis, Al-Sa’a (Clock) square in Nasr City, Al-Matareya Square in Heliopolis and Ein Shams University."

"Three marches are planned to Tahrir Square beginning at the Mostafa Mahmoud Mosque in Mohandessin, Al-Istekama Mosque in Giza and the Sayeda Zeinab Mosque close to Tahrir Square."

"If you become aware of any nearby protests, leave the area immediately".