US urges citizens to postpone travel to Egypt

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Friday, 28 January 2011 19:03 GMT

WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - U.S. citizens should postpone non-essential travel to Egypt and Americans who are in the country should stay inside amid violent street demonstrations, the State Department said on Friday.

In a travel alert, the department urged citizens in Egypt to exercise caution and to defer movement until the situation stabilizes. Noting that Egyptian security forces may block off the area around the U.S. Embassy, the State Department said citizens should not attempt to go to the embassy.

(Reporting by Deborah Charles; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

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