Replies: 18 - Last Post: Nov 14, 2012 11:53 PM Last Post By: catw
Oct 11, 2012 7:16 AM
Safe ?!Just want to double check.Is it safe to travel in Egypt now?
Oct 11, 2012 7:41 AM
Oct 11, 2012 12:34 PM
Oct 11, 2012 4:01 PM
3I got the info from
On 16 September 2012, armed insurgents mounted an attack from the roof of the Governor’s Office in El Arish. Eight civilians were injured, one seriously.
On 5 August 2012, 16 Egyptian border guards were killed in an attack near the Rafah border crossing. Seven attackers were killed by Israeli forces on the Israeli side of the border.
Anyway, thank for feedback.
Oct 12, 2012 10:42 AM
4Al Aresh is near the border with Gaza. Avoid all boarder zone area and use common sense else where and you'll be fine
Oct 12, 2012 5:25 PM
5Serious desturbances in Cairo and Alexandria.
Why not consider Turkey. It is still safe. Maybe not for much longer but now is okay. The antiquites there are western but hey, what's wrong with that?
Oct 12, 2012 10:43 PM
I may cross the border between Israel Vs Egypt. It is Safe?
I want to see the Pyramids.
Oct 14, 2012 11:50 AM
7There have been no reports of injury to tourists at all. You can easily go straight to the Pyramids once you get into Cairo, and stay out in that district at a hotel there if you would prefer. If you look on a map, Giza is not close to Tahrir Square, and has not been a site of unrest.
I know that there are good deals right now to get into the pyramids as well and tour them in an unusually free way due to lowered tourism.
Check your State Department website if you have particular questions about safety concerns. They err on the cautious side.
Oct 14, 2012 2:07 PM
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Oct 17, 2012 7:39 AM
11AirportInfo, you seriously need to CHECK A MAP. What happens in Al Arish / Rafah has no relevance for your trip since you will not be allowed to go there without a special permit. This has been a closed area for many years now. The border crossing you want to use is located in Taba / Eilat, in a completely different location.
Cairo is perfectly safe as long as you're not dumb - meaning if you don't walk on the street half naked or jump into crowds as they protest.
Molsons is a troll, do not listen to what he says.
Oct 17, 2012 10:07 AM
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