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All British tourists back from Sharm el-Sheikh by the weekend

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All British tourists back from Sharm el-Sheikh by the weekend

<p>Tourists delayed in Sharm el-Sheikh after a Russian passenger jet crashed 11 days ago are gradually making their way home.<br /> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Confusion at Egypt airport as stranded tourists try to leave <a href="https://t.co/Ljx1SZ7umC">https://t.co/Ljx1SZ7umC</a> <a href="https://t.co/zsuaWB00Fi">pic.twitter.com/zsuaWB00Fi</a></p>— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) <a href="https://twitter.com/WSJ/status/662632961175642112">November 6, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>Thousands still remain in the Red Sea resort after flights were cancelled amid fears the Metrojet Airbus A321 was downed by a bomb.</p> <p>British Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond said he expected all British nationals to be back in the UK by the weekend. </p> <p>Hammond added that British insistence on beefed up security measures has caused delays and backlogs.<br /> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Want to avoid security checks at Sharm airport? It will only cost you (or a terrorist) £15 <a href="https://t.co/CSQ8XcMClx">https://t.co/CSQ8XcMClx</a> <a href="https://t.co/i2RWq1Cve5">pic.twitter.com/i2RWq1Cve5</a></p>— The Sun (@TheSun) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheSun/status/662604593889738752">November 6, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><br /> Our correspondent in Sharm el-Sheikh is Mohammed Shaikhibrahim:“The holidaymakers are continuing to leave the resort, still the tourist industry remains hopeful that they will return and the tourists themselves have expressed a desire to come back. This is all linked to security guarantees and the political developments in the coming days.”</p> <p>Sharm el-Sheikh is a popular destination with British holidaymakers some 20,000 were in the resort when the Metrojet crashed killing all 224 people on board. <br /> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Russian plane crash: British spies uncovered Isil bomb plot <a href="https://t.co/sJo2TUnV1A">https://t.co/sJo2TUnV1A</a> <a href="https://t.co/D968ltzBNs">pic.twitter.com/D968ltzBNs</a></p>— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) <a href="https://twitter.com/Telegraph/status/662535569768095744">November 6, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p>