Is it safe to go to Egypt?

edited January 2009 in - North Africa
Is it safe to go to Egypt now considering that there is a war between Israel and Palestine? Will the war affect the tourism of Egypt?

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  • edited 7:00AM
    in the current situation Egypt will not interfere with what is happening, I wouldn't recommend going to north east corner of Egypt which is close to the heat.


    so to sum up, now it is safe but of course you never know what the situation might evolve to.
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    Im planning to go to Cairo in April to take my grandfather for his 80th birthday but I am worried about whats going on in Israel and the Palestinians. Anyone have any recommendations? Im thinking of an alternative destination but we really were looking forward to going to Cairo.
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    I consider Egypt to be a safe destination, even in the current climate. There is no evidence or even threats of violence toward westerners based on the israeli-palestinian conflict. Egypt is also very good value at the moments as tourist numbers have decreased due to the global economic crisis. My vote: go to Cairo and have a great time.
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    We are thinking of going to Taba from UK.......my husband is English. On the UK site they say security threat is High?!! what do you make of that?
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    It's all relative really: do you intend on backpacking around in remote places, or hitting a resort and relaxing? If the latter, you are realistically very safe indeed. The UK foreign office is obliged to warn people where there have been previous incidents, or some evidence of fanatics operating and issuing threats. In reality these incidents are very isolated and unusual. Statistically you are safer in Egpyt than walking around a European city at night.
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    May 17 year old son and a school colleague want to go to Egypt for 14 days in July on a PADI diving course etc. Would you recommend them going bearing in mind the current hostilities and their age?
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    We are going to Egypt Taba and want to visit Israel as British Citizens, will the border be open, between Taba Israel?
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    I have a job offer in Cairo, im also a bit scared about the conflict happening in the neighboring countries.
    Is it safe to go??
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    Listen up: Egypt is safe. What;s going down between Israel and Hamas is just the same old, same old conflict as the past 20 years. Egypt is not a moslem country; the government is secular, and they hate the fundamentalists as much as the west does. Westerners are welcome and liked in Egypt. Sure, its not as safe as staying in your familiar western environment, but life as about living not huddling down behind a white picket fance. So go live in Egypt, and enjoy the adventure.
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    i am going to taba in may with my partner and 2 yr old daughter and was just wandering your thoughts on saftey as with my 2 yr old im obviosly causious
    thanks
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    guys, Egypt is safe, specially to work and live in Cairo, so I suggest the person with the job offer to go for it.
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    Hi lizi i recommaded to your kids to go to sharm its saftey to get diving course but firstly they must insure that with official diving centre if you need any help you can mail me on my engnasry@yahoo.com .
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    Hi,Pls let me know the best season to go to Egypt and the places to visit.I'll be going with my hubby & 6 yr old son
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    Hi Ana Iam not expert but i visit Egypt several times so i prefer may because the prices is fine and weather is sunny & not hot while i didnot like Egypt at summer its so hot, i will recommanded for you my travel agent Champion tours Egypt they will advice you with all requires you can mail "ereny@champion-tours.com" Maria
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    Does anyone know if mental health services are availabe outside of the hospital setting in Cairo? Any psychologists or therapists in private practice or even clinics will do? Does anyone have resources or directories? I've been looking for a while with no results. Thanks in advance!
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    I HAVE A USA PASSPORT WILL I BE AFE AND OK TO TRAVEL TO EGYPT
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    I would not let my 17 year old son go to Egypt for a diving course. There are plenty of other places to do something like that; not sure where you are from, but why not take the course in your country? Or, go with him! The thought of sending my minor son with a friend to another country...no way!
  • edited February 2009
    Egypt is a safe destination for the westerns to spend their holidays & has no relations which what happens in Israel. We, Egyptians, don't take sides or interfer in the conflicts. that is concerning safety in Egypt. We guarantee it.
    As for your posts concerning some package trips in Egypt, I can help you as I work for a travel agent. For my assistance, contact me at tuna_moneer@hotmail.com
  • edited 7:00AM
    Proves how much you all knew then, after Sunday's Cairo blast.
    I'm going to Hurghada and Luxor in couple weeks. Will that be safe, who knows?
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    Jade - you are right, no-one knows for certain. However - and this is a plain fact - you are always at more danger driving to work in the morning that getting injured in a terrorist attack. Look at the stats of car accidents vs. terrorist attacks.

    I would not feel in danger still, despite this isolated attack. In fact, I am quite happy because prices will go down in Cairo ,and hotels and transport will cost 20-40% less due to reduced demand!
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    I am going to Egypt the end of April into May. Plan to travel to the Sinai Peninsula to St. Catherines and also to some smaller towns around Luxor in the south. Are there any safety concerns in these areas?

    Thanks!
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    Egypt is beast. Yes I would concider going to egypt, it is a beautifull it has many resorts, so please go to egypt
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    Again egypt is the most beautifull places you will ever go. Dont believe for a second it is a bad place, so please take my advice and go to egypt and have a great time.
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    im goin to egypt in june this year and im really weary of the terrorist attacks.
    whats goin on at the moment? is it safe to go?
    also can someone please tell me what nasty creatures they have there.
    im really exited to go but am quite worried. help please.
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    Don't worry at all, Bek. Egypt is safe & the terrorist attacks are rare to happen. Though I advise you to come through a travel agent to be accompanied most of the time by a tour leader, not to guaratee safety as I assure Egypt is safe ,but to enjoy alot with a knowledgable & frienly someone.
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    thank you for you advise. it has helped me alot.
    by the way do you have any infomation on sharm el sheikh?
    also are there any tattoo studios in sharm or near there?
    thank you.
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    Of course Bek. I can provide you of the detailed information about sharm el sheikh & the activities made there ; snorkelling, diving, desert safari, bedouin dinner, sound and light & if you like for other excursions to St. Catherine or Dahab,....etc. I think there are people for drawing tattoo.
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    thank you very much.
    yes please can i have some detailed infomation if possible.
    thanks.
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    Some excursions can be made in sharm el sheikh like:-
    1/ Bedouin Dinner & Camel Ride trip.
    Join for a camel ride to be away from the modern noisy life and enjoy with the primitive quiet life, you should try the Bedouin dinner camel trip. We'll bring you to Sinai desert, where the Bedouin boys will be waiting for you with their camels. They will lead you, on the camel back, to their tent where you will be close to their primitive life, to taste a real delicious Bedouin dinner, to drink their sweet tea with herbs, under the sky full of stars.
    2/Overday Snorkililing at Ras Mohammed.
    Morning at 07:00 am one of our representative will pick you up from your hotel to Ras Mohammed & from there take boat to explore the area & pack at 16:00.
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    Continuing with Bek,
    Other sharm el sheikh excursions:-
    3/Colored Canyon : 06.30 A.M - 18.30.
    Jeep Safari Ride, A Trip Of 02 Hours Driving Till You Reach The Colored Canyon, Then You Shall Leave The Jeep And Start walking In The Canyon For 02 Hours & Half, Later You Shall Meet The Jeep Again & Then Drive to Nuweiba For Lunch.After Lunch Driving Back To Sharm Passing By One Oasis In Order To Have An Idea About The Bedouin Lifestyle.
    4/St. Catherine Monastery
    At 01.00 AM, Climb Up Mt Sinai (7,500 feet to the top), Where Moses Received the Ten Commandments. For The More Energetic, We Will Arrange For a Bedouin Guide To Accompany You.Enjoy Sunrise On The Top Of The Mountain.In The Early Morning, Climb Down The Mountain.At 09.00 AM, Visit St. Catherine's Monastery dating back to AD 527, with it's library of rare manuscripts, the Basilica filled with ancient works of art, the Chapel of the Burning Bush built 100 years earlier on the site of the Burning Bush. A place of enchantment as it was called in ancient times.Natural fountains and waterfalls can be found all over the place in St. Catherine's.
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