Current travel advisories for Egypt

Last Update: Tuesday, 27. October 2020 at 08:26

Please reconsider your need to travel to Egypt.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.6 / 5

Egypt is a country in Africa (Northern Africa) with around 82 million citizens and a land mass of 1,001,450 km². We detected travel advisories from 10 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 4.3 / 5

Egypt shares land borders with 3 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 4.3 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Libya (5.0), Sudan with (4.1) and Israel with (3.7 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 106,707 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 6,211 reported deaths associated with the disease in Egypt.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

German government

Quelle: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/aegyptensicherheit/212622

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Ägypten: Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise: Teilreisewarnung. The German government advises againt travelling this country.

Danger level: 3

Regional Travel Warning.

Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/egypt

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Danger level: 3

Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Cypriot government

Quelle: http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa2016.nsf/travel_en.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel to certain areas

Danger level: 3

Avoid non-essential travel to certain areas.

Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/EG

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Res inte överhuvudtaget till norra Sinaihalvön, i närheten av gränsen mot Libyen eller ökenområdena i väster. Undvik resor som inte är nödvändiga till södra Sinaihalvön med undantag för Sharm el-Sheikh, Dahab och Katarinaklostret. Var allmänt försiktig och uppmärksam på din omgivning i hela landet.

Danger level: 3

Travel with higher caution..

US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/egypt-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Reconsider travel to Egypt due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Egypt due to terrorism and the Embassy’s limited ability to assist dual national U.S.-Egyptian citizens who are arrested or detained. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Egypt due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.   Egypt has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Egypt. Do not travel to: The Sinai Peninsula (with the exception of travel to Sharm El-Sheikh by air) due to terrorism. The Western Desert due to terrorism. Egyptian border areas due to military zones. Terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Egypt. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, and have targeted diplomatic facilities, tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, western businesses, restaurants, resorts, and local government facilities. Terrorists have conducted attacks in urban areas, including in Cairo, despite the heavy security presence. Terrorists have targeted religious sites, to include mosques, churches, monasteries, and buses traveling to these locations. Due to risks to civil aviation operating within or in the vicinity of Egypt, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) and/or a Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR). For more information U.S. citizens should consult the Federal Aviation Administration’s Prohibitions, Restrictions and Notices. Local law prohibits protesting or demonstrating without a permit. Being near anti-government protests can draw scrutiny from Egyptian police and security forces. U.S. citizens have been detained for participating in protests and for posting content on social media perceived as critical of Egypt or its allies. The U.S. Embassy may have a limited ability to provide consular services to dual U.S.-Egyptian citizens. Egyptian law considers dual citizens to be Egyptian citizens. Read the country information page.

Danger level: 4

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Irish government

Quelle: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/egypt/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Danish government

Quelle: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/egypten/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til Egypten som følge af COVID-19. Den danske ambassade i Kairo har de seneste oplysninger om lokale restriktioner i Egypten. Du bør altid følge de lokale myndigheders anvisninger. Du bør løbende holde dig opdateret om udviklingen i Egypten via den danske ambassade i Kairo, de lokale myndigheder og nyhedsmedierne. Du bør også downloade vores app Rejseklar og tilmelde dig Danskerlisten. Du kan læse mere om coronavirus/COVID-19 hos Sundhedsstyrelsen og Statens Serum Institut. Du bør altid følge Sundhedsstyrelsens råd til forebyggelse af smittespredning og vores rejseråd i en tid med COVID-19. Andre sikkerhedsrisici Hvis du rejser til Egypten, bør du til enhver tid være opmærksom på din personlige sikkerhed. Der er undtagelsestilstand i Egypten pga. risikoen for terror. Det betyder, at der kan være politi/militær i gaderne og øget kontrol ved indgange og lignende. Det er vigtigt altid at have gyldigt billede-ID på sig. Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til følgende områder pga. en høj risiko for terror og kidnapning: Ørkenområdet vest for Nilen og Fayoum. Strækningen mellem Kairo og Luxor, hvilket omfatter færdsel på strækningen til lands og til vands. Byerne Kairo og Luxor er ikke omfattet. Den sydlige del af Sinai-halvøen undtagen turistområderne langs kysten (fx Sharm el-Sheikh, Dahab og Nuweiba), turistområdet St. Catherine og hovedvejene til/fra turistområderne. Al kørsel mellem turistområderne på den sydlige del af Sinai-halvøen bør foregå på hovedvejene i dagslys. Vi fraråder alle rejser til den nordlige del af Sinai-halvøen pga. en meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko. Hvis du vælger at rejse dertil, bør du på forhånd søge professionel rådgivning.

Danger level: 4

Avoid all unnecessary travel..

Danish government

http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/egypten/

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko. Hvis du vælger at rejse, bør du søge professionel rådgivning.

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel..

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/egypt

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
There is a nationwide partial curfew from 12am to 4am. Restrictions are in place and face masks are mandatory in public places. International flights resumed in July, but options remain limited. Some airlines have semi-regular flights out of Egypt. Contact your airline for information. If you travel to Egypt despite our advice, you'll need to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken with 72 hours prior to your travel departure. Children under the age of six (6) are exempt. Other health measures may be required. Check with your airline prior to travel. We advise: Do not travel to to Egypt.  

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

Austrian government

Quelle: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/aegypten/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Austrian Government advises again travelling Ägypten.

Danger level: 5

Travel Warning.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 82 million
Covering landmass
1,001,450 km²
Electricity
220V - 50Hz
Currency
Pound (EGP)
ISO 2-Letter Code
EG
Phone prefix
+20
Top Level Domain
.eg
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900

Airports in Egypt (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Egypt.

Is Egypt safe to travel in 2020?

There are some travel advisories for Egypt. With a risk index of 3.6 out of 5 possible point, we suggest you consult your local authorities before booking a flight.

How many countries have issued advisories for Egypt?

We currently know of 10 countries having issued advisories for Egypt.

What countries does Egypt share land borders with?

Egypt shares land borders with 3 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 4.3 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Libya (5.0), Sudan with (4.1) and Israel with (3.7 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!