Russia is suspending all flights to Egypt following indications that last week’s plane crash which killed all 224 people on board was caused by a bomb.
President Vladimir Putin has also asked for up to 50,000 Russian holiday-makers currently in Egypt to be brought home.
The UK has suspended flights to Sharm el-Sheikh and is flying Britons home.
Intercepted militant “chatter” suggests a bomb was put in the hold before take-off. French aviation officials told the BBC there was no technical failure.