Current travel advisories for Egypt

Last Update: Sunday, 04. December 2022 at 08:28

Please reconsider your need to travel to Egypt.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.4 / 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 9 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 4.2 / 5

Egypt shares land borders with 3 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 4.2 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Libya (5.0), Sudan with (4.3) and Israel with (3.3 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports of no cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/egypt

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Do not travel to the Governorate of North Sinai, including the Suez-Taba road, due to crime and continued terrorist attacks on police and security forces (level 4 of 4). Do not travel within 50 kilometres of the border with Libya due to the risk of terrorism and ongoing military operations (level 4 of 4).

Danger level: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

Canadian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

Danger level: 2

Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories).

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.

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..

Australian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We now advise you exercise a high degree of caution in Sharm el Sheikh. Egypt has lifted all COVID-19 related entry restrictions. We advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Egypt overall due to the risk of terrorist attack. Other levels apply in some areas.  

Danger level: 4

Reconsider your need to travel.

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:
Last Update:  Reissued with updates to health information. Reconsider travel to Egypt due to terrorism. Exercise increased caution in Egypt due to the Embassy’s limited ability to assist dual national U.S.-Egyptian citizens who are arrested or detained. 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. Country Summary: 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 Air Missions (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 for additional information on travel to Egypt.

Danger level: 4

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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?

We see a slighty raised risk with traveling to Egypt. The risk index is at 3.4 (out of 5). We recommend you check the single sources.

How many countries have issued advisories for Egypt?

We currently know of 9 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 4.2 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Libya (5.0), Sudan with (4.3) and Israel with (3.3 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!