Russia has been urged to suspend all passenger flights to Egypt until it knows what caused a crash in which 224 people died.
Alexander Bortnikov, head of Russia's FSB security service, said: "Until we know the real reasons for what happened, I consider it expedient to stop Russian flights to Egypt. Above all, this concerns tourist routes."
The Kremlin was not immediately available to comment.
Monarch has cancelled all flights to and from Sharm until December 19 as the Government said direct returns would end after November 17.
New mum who was stranded in Sharm el-Sheikh says "words can't describe how happy" she is to be reunited with baby after return from Egypt.
As flights begin to leave Sharm el-Sheikh airport for the UK we take a look at what passengers should do if they are due to fly.