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How safe is Egypt as a resort?

17/07/2015
There is a lot of talk of terrorism across the north of Africa, Tunisia is effectively closed as a holiday destination and people are now getting concerned about Egypt. So how safe is it really?
  • Still current at:
    25 September 2015
  • Updated:
    15 August 2015
  • Latest update: The FCO now advise against all but essential travel to the area west of the Nile Valley and Nile Delta regions, excluding the coastal areas between the Nile Delta and Marsa Matruh




From the map you can see that there is a large area, particularly around the resorts and along the Nile where the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is not advising against travel. They do, however, offer considerable advice regarding travel to this region. So what is the situation with the main tourist destinations for British Travellers?

Enhanced security measures are in place to protect the Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada resort areas. Security forces are situated at the international airports, at check points around the perimeter of the towns and throughout the Governorates. Routine security checks are being performed on entry into the airport and the police are carrying out vehicle checks in the towns.

If you have travel booked to Egypt over the summer holidays and are worried for your safety you should review the full FCO advice page. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/egypt

If you are still worried talk to your travel provider about the possibility of a transfer to a different holiday. There may be a fee for this and not all providers are able to assist. Of course if you do transfer to a different holiday notify your travel insurers (most will transfer the existing policy with maybe just a nominal fee). Please do not just cancel the holiday and hope to claim the money back from your travel insurance. No travel insurance policy offers cover for disinclination to travel.


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