Current travel advisories for Egypt

Last Update: Friday, 15. February 2019 at 18:14

We advice caution when travelling to Egypt.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3 / 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: 3.9 / 5

Egypt shares land borders with 3 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.9 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Libya (5.0), Sudan with (3.8) and Israel with (3.0 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Single advisories / travel warnings

US American government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution in Egypt due to terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. 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, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, 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. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Danger level: 2

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New Zealand government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution in the area within the Sharm el Sheikh perimeter barrier, which includes Sharm el Maya, Hadaba, Naama Bay, Sharks Bay and Nabq, due to the unpredictable political situation, civil unrest, crime and the threat of terrorism. Exercise increased caution in the coastal resort areas between the Nile Delta and Marsa Matruh, and the tourist areas along the Nile River, due to the unpredictable political situation, civil unrest, crime and the threat of terrorism.   Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Egypt due to the unpredictable political situation, civil unrest, crime and threat of terrorism.

Danger level: 2

Exercise increased caution / Some Risk.

New Zealand government

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

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel to South Sinai due to the risk of terrorism and ongoing military operations. This does not include the area within the Sharm el Sheikh perimeter barrier, which includes Sharm el Maya, Hadaba, Naama Bay, Sharks Bay and Nabq, where we advise exercising increased caution as below. Avoid non-essential travel to the area west of the Nile Valley and Nile Delta regions, including the Western Desert. This does not include the coastal resort areas between the Nile Delta and Marsa Matruh, or the tourist areas along the Nile River, where we advise exercising increased caution as below.

Reisewarnstufe: 4

Avoid non-essential travel / High Risk.

New Zealand government

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

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

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

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

German government

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.

Austrian government

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: 3

Regional Travel Warning.

Canadian government

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

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.

Irish government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
High degree of caution

Danger level: 3

High degree of caution.

Australian government

http://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/africa/north/Pages/egypt.aspx

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
On 28 December 2018, a bomb attack on a tour bus near the Giza pyramids killed a number of foreign tourists and a local tour guide (See Safety and security). The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Egypt overall. Higher levels apply in some areas.

Danger level: 4

Reconsider your need to travel.

Australian government

http://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/africa/north/Pages/egypt.aspx

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
This regional advisory from the Australian government covers:Within 50kms of Egypt's border with Libya and Governorate of North Sinai, including the Taba-Suez Road.

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel.

Maltese government

https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises Maltese citizens travelling to the country to exercise a high degree of caution and to avoid all travel to specific regions, due to the tensions in the surrounding regions of the country and because of the increase in criminal activity and continued terrorist attacks.

Danger level: 4

Avoid all travel to certain areas.

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.


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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

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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel 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 if a first indicator.