Dutch nationals who live in the country are being advised to ‘consider leaving the country under their own steam’, the statement said.
But a spokesman told the Telegraaf there is no question that Dutch nationals are being evacuated.
Several Dutch travel organisations are making preparations to bring over 3,000 holiday makers home early. TUI has some 1,600 tourists in popular resorts such as Hurghada and Thomas Cook has a further 1,500.
Several Dutch companies are also bringing out staff. Heineken is evacuating 29 workers, a spokesman confirmed on Sunday afternoon. News agency Reuters says sources have told it Shell is preparing to bring home some 60 families.
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