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Saturday, 25. May 2019 at 07:23 AM

Egypt Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Egypt

Egypt with its capital Cairo is a country in Africa (Northern Africa), slightly more than three times the size of New Mexico (1,001,450 km²). The country is located Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Libya and the Gaza Strip, and the Red Sea north of Sudan, and includes the Asian Sinai Peninsula. The climate can be described as desert; hot, dry summers with moderate winters. The landscape is vast desert plateau interrupted by Nile valley and delta. With a population of about 81.71 million citizens.

Local Situation: 2.9 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Egypt. We detected travel advisories from 9 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.7 / 5

Egypt shares a land border with 3 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Egypt), the Advisory Index is 3.7 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Libya (5), Sudan with 4 and Israel with 3 (of 5).

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
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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 ...

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
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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 ...

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

New Zealand government

Regional warning: This specific advisory covers a specific region.

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: 5 - Do not travel.

New Zealand government

Regional warning: This specific advisory covers a specific region.

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.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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Ägypten: Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise: Teilreisewarnung. The German government advises againt travelling this country.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Ägypten.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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Avoid non-essential travel to certain areas

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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High degree of caution

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.
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We've reviewed our travel advice for Egypt. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Egypt overall. Higher levels apply in some areas.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

Australian government

Regional warning: This specific advisory covers a specific region. Within 50kms of Egypt's border with Libya and Governorate of North Sinai, including the Taba-Suez Road

We've reviewed our travel advice for Egypt. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Egypt overall. Higher levels apply in some areas.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.
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The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises Maltese citizens travelling to the Egypt to avoid the area near the Grand Egyptian Museum situated next to the Pyramids in Giza following the recent explosion which target a tourist bus and injured at least 16 people. In December, three Vietnamese tourists and a local tour guide were killed after a roadside bomb hit their bus.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

History of rating changes

This is the change history of the risk assessment of Egypt.

Changes from May 2nd 2019

The total rating for Egypt changed from 3.0 to 2.9. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government decreased their existing warning for Egypt to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of -3.0 (by -1.0).

About Egypt

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Cairo
Population about 81.71 million
Size 1001450 km²
Size comparable to slightly more than three times the size of New Mexico
Common languages Arabic, English, French
Timezone Africa/Cairo with UTC offset of 2 hour(s)
Currency Pound (short: EGP)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +20
Internet Top Level Domain .eg
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 EG
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 EGY
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 818

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