Evacuated US diplomats to return to Egypt

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Posted: Mar 29, 2011 2:04 PM
Evacuated US diplomats to return to Egypt

The State Department says American diplomats who were evacuated from Egypt at the height of that country's political crisis have been allowed to return and that the U.S. embassy in Cairo has resumed full operations.

In an updated travel warning released on Tuesday, the department said the families of embassy employees were still barred from the country and that it continued to advise private Americans to consider the risks of visiting Egypt amid still uncertain security conditions. But it said the situation had improved since it ordered all non-essential diplomats and dependents of all embassy staffers to leave on February 1.

The warning noted that the Egyptian security forces are still being reorganized and may not be able to fully ensure public safety and security.