Dangers & Annoyances

Travel restrictions have been in place on and off since the 1990s Islamic insurrection. Outbreaks of violence mean restrictions are in force at the time of writing, making this one of the most difficult regions to travel through, although Nile cruises between Cairo and Luxor have resumed. Although the situation remains fluid, some areas, particularly south of Sohag (Abydos and Dendara, for instance), can be visited without trouble.