A number of foreign governments that had imposed travel warnings have now lifted them (slightly) and many tour companies have resumed operations. My daily check of new repots hasn't mentioned Egypt in quite a while, so it's definitely a lot calmer than a year ago.
However, there's still some tension, and there's been a return to conservative religious views - some may be less tolerant of westerners than they once were. I'm not saying this will absolutely happen to you, it's just something to be aware of, and act accordingly.
It sounds like you're a seasoned World Nomad, if so you'll know how to keep a low profile and avoid antagonising anyone. Just take care.
Phil at the safety hub. over 5 years ago
It is no secret that Egypt has recently been quite unstable. Several countries, including the United States of America and Russia have quite strongly recommended their citizens against travelling to Egypt. This is greatly due to the fact that this political instability has brought with it a storm of unwanted violence and riots.
However, as an Egyptian, I'd like to take a second to take a closer look at this "instability". Mainly, Egypt's tourism can be split into two categories, Holiday-tourism and Attraction-tourism. Quite a few people choose to combine both, but I believe this is a fair angle to view the problem.
Essentially, these tourists head towards the out skirts of the country. Sharm El-Sheikh, Hurghada, Gouna, Ein-El Sokhna and Sahl Hasheesh. Each of these locations is at least a few hundred kilometers away from Cairo and Alexandria. I believe it to be unfair to refer to these places as "unstable". All the violence that has happened lately has been contained in Cairo and Alexandra, due to them being the two largest cities in Egypt and where the protests tend to happen. Tourists planning on visiting these places should not at all worry when doing so, as these places haven't, to date, shown any evidence of instability.
These tourists, on the other hand, are more geared towards Cairo, Alexandria and Luxor. This is due to the fact that most Egyptian historic attractions are located in these areas. The Pyramids of Giza and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the Valley Of Kings in Luxor, etc.. Luxor, fortunately, hasn't seen any instability. Partly because of the Government's insistence on this area remaining calm for the flourishment of Tourism. Cairo and Alexandria however aren't as lucky, and areas close to downtown seem to continue with protests. Aside from the central areas, these two cities are very safe and should not cause worry.
As an outsider, Egypt may seem quite unstable. However, as an Egyptian living there, in Cairo, the city remains to be safe and there is no cause for distress. over 5 years ago
It depends on where you want to go and what places you want to visit, even if it's not dangerous, it's high possibilities to find it hard to move in Cairo and reach tourists sites, Cairo in general is safe and when there is some trouble its only in a specific Square or street, so if you avoid that place you are absolutely fine. If you need any info or any help you can contact completegypt.com otherwise you could mail also if you want. email@example.com about 5 years ago