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WORLD WAR Three is an eventuality nearly everyone dreads - but could it happen soon following the escalated tensions in Iran? Travel warnings to popular holiday destinations in the region have been issued. How safe is it to go to Egypt now?

PUBLISHED: 10:43, Tue, Jan 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 10:58, Tue, Jan 7, 2020

World War Three could become a horrifying reality as violence brews between the USA and Iran. Tensions rocketed after the White House ordered the airstrike which killed Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. Iran has since threatened “severe revenge” - so how safe is travel to Middle Eastern holiday destinations such as Egypt?

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Egypt is very popular among British holidaymakers, especially at this time of year for those in search of winter sun.

Egyptian resort town Sharm El Sheikh is a particularly common choice for those after sea and sand.

But is it safe to travel to Egypt and Sharm el-Sheikh now?

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated its warnings and travel advice to the country.

READ MORE: World War 3: FCO issue travel warning for Dubai

ww3 egypt holidays iran news world war sharm el sheikh fco foreign office advice latestWW3: Egypt is very popular among British holidaymakers, especially at this time of year (Image: Getty Images)

ww3 egypt holidays iran news world war sharm el sheikh fco foreign office advice latestWW3: Resort town Sharm El Sheikh is a particularly common choice for those after sea and sand (Image: Getty Images)

“Following the death of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in a US strike in Baghdad on 3 January, the incident has led to increased tensions in the region,” said the FCO.

“There is a possibility of an increased threat against Western interests and the security situation could worsen with little warning.

“You should remain vigilant and keep up to date with the latest developments.”

Terrorists are deemed as “very likely” to try to carry out attacks in Egypt.

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