Israel Reopens Egypt Border, but Warns: Sinai Terror Threat Imminent

The travel warning to Egypt's Sinai remains in effect

Tourist dwellings on Nuweiba on the east coast of the Sinai Peninsula.
Tourist dwellings on Nuweiba on the east coast of the Sinai Peninsula. Bloomberg

Israel reopened the Taba Crossing on Friday, allowing Israelis to travel to Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

The Counter-Terrorism Bureau, which made the decision, nevertheless warned that "the threat to Israelis in Sinai remains serious, concrete and imminent."

The bureau urged Israelis to stay away from Sinai, noting that the travel warning for the Egyptian site remains in effect.

The decision to close the border was made last week, on the eve of Passover, in light of a security assessment in the Sinai region and the risk posed to Israelis due to increased ISIS-affiliated activity in the area.