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    Trish, no curfew at present, but under the current laws the authorities can re-impose one at short notice.
    Is Cairo safe? It could be quiet and normal for days on end, then there'll be a protest which gets out of hand and police start using tear gas and shots are fired - very unpredictable.
    But even when one of those conflagrations is happening it's not city-wide, stay away from the protests and you stay away from trouble.
    Known trouble spots are: Tahrir Square and surrounding streets (inc US Embassy), the University near Giza (and the zoo), Raba Al-Adawiya Square in Nasr City, Garden City, the Presidential Palace in Heliopolis, and other places from time-to-time.
    You'll see the pyramids at Giza are not mentioned. There's no evidence tourists are being deliberately targeted, but be careful which hotel you pick (many are near these trouble spots). Check with hotel staff every day about expected trouble and where and when it might happen. I wouldn't move too far from the popular tourist zones, especially at night.
    One other fact - tourism numbers are down 90% on usual numbers (tourism used to contribute 10% to GDP, so it's an economic disaster). over 6 years ago

    Answered by Ask Phil via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Currently Cairo is safe, and it is getting safer every day! With the new government bringing political stability everything is getting back to normal and we are starting to see tourists again especially in red sea destinations. about 6 years ago

    Answered by Ahmed Mohamed via Site_iconWorldNomads.com

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