Hi everyone for your kind responses ,, I am going there in August visiting Cairo and going down to Marsa Alam to go on a one week Live aboard Diving Adventure
I would advise you to connect with the State Department for the latest Safe Travel Alerts. They do have the latest "on the ground" information. Be alert to small changes. For instance,when visiting the Aswan Dam, I found armed soldiers fairly widely spaced across the Dam.I returned by plane to Cairo and noticed armed troops about every 15 yards from the airport almost to Heliopolis. That night I attended a spectacular private dinner in the delta. As we passed the radio station I noticed it was covered with angry, looking militia. The next morning I hopped a plane back to America via London. On arrival in Los Angeles,newspapers were announcing a coup in progress in Cairo. I was operating mainly on inel gained from espionage novels based in Middle east and a little help from a well informed friend. Thanks friend.
We just returned from a Uniworld Nile River Cruise. We were nervous at first. After a few days of touring and getting a royal welcome from everyone we met we got more relaxed but remained vigilant as we would in any big city or unfamiliar place. Our tour guide was wonderful as were all the people we met. The Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza was really top shelf all around. Security there was as good as if not better than any big hotel in NYC. I would not hesitate to go back. Just in case register with the State Department's STEP program if you are a USA citizen and get the latest briefings from them for any country.
Yes, but be carefull for the sailsmen. Here are the worse of all the country. You have to accord the rice, your price (the half taht they say always) before anything. They always have a 1000% profit!!!! I mind always.
I have been here for 2 months now and have driven my car many times across Cairo, if it was not safe my company would not be here, the traffic is probably more dangerous than any muslim brother here, in general the people here are friendly and they do not like extremes either.
I have not felt unsafe for a single moment and that means something if you know I was living in Singapore for more than a year before I moved here.
I have been working here 3 weeks on 3 weeks off in Egypt or the last 2 years
At the End of my Trip in April, I flew my kids out to Cairo for 1 week.
We stayed near the Airport Concorde OK. 1 nightr - then we moved to a cheap hotel right next to pyramids called Pyramids View Hotel. It was a cheap Hotel But within 100 yards of the Ticket office to the Pyramids - Great view from the top.. Breakfast Was not brilliant - Museum near the Nile Good place to visit can be done in around 3 - 5 hrs.
Pharonic Village Museum about 3 hrs good for kids also.
Saqqhara About 3 hrs or so Ask to go down inside the Underground tombs you need Private guide.
Memphis about 30mins Not really worth going.. ##
Cairo TOWER great View #
Cairo is Safe No problems ##
City Stars Shopping Mall is Huge..
Yes it is safe . Plenty of police around Tahrir Sq and Egyptian Museum but thats expected to stop thiefs ribbing the museum. Check government website for updates on situation but tourists specifically are not targetted because of political upheaval however as in any big city be vigilant and dont get involved in political debates just enjoy the sun and sights and be ready to run if it all goes pear shaped!
Approximately three weeks ago two tourist police were killed at the Pyramids of Giza. Approximately one week later, an intended suicide bomber was killed at the ruins in Luxor. Within the past three months, the former president and 100 political affiliates have been sentenced to death. I believe Egypt is volatile and on the verge of civil strife. The government has tried to suppress the Muslim Brotherhood Party, and has called on the religious leadership for assistance in maintaining order in the society. Read the State Department travel advisories. I would not go to Egypt at the present time. However, since it is Ramadan, if you plan to go within the next two weeks, you should be safe.
Approximately three weeks ago two tourist police were killed at the Pyramids at Giza. Approximately one week later, a suicide bomber was killed at the ruins in Luxor. It is currently Ramadan. If you can go within the next two weeks, you should be fine. After that, I believe Egypt is volatile and on the verge of civil strife. The government has oppressed the Muslim Brotherhood, and sentenced the former President and approximately 100 political party members to death within the last three months. Read State Department travel advisories. I would not go back at the present time.
Yes it is safe and tourists are welcome everywhere. The income of many people depends on tourism so please go. Security is very concious of peoples worries
Hi, we went to young kids end of May and it felt very safe. Everything looked and felt normal. Security is quite tight near the Cairo Museum and you see a lot of army guys. The museum is situated in Tahir Square. But we never felt scared at any moment.
Since our return, there has been an incident in Karnak which we have been too and although it is clearly a deterant for tourim, the high level of security is reassuring and therefore the damage was limited. I can't say what the atmosphere is like since. Hope this helps.
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