Discussion in 'Egypt' started by mitraveler, Mar 18, 2012.
Egypt's tourist spots are okay
that's a hard one to answer to be honest, are u planning to go?..there's a travel warning advisory yet many people are still traveling there. Generally, Egypt's tourist spots like Sharm and Hurghada are open for business and Nile cruises are operating as normal.
Egypt has always been a favorite destination for tourists from all over the world.
don't bother with travel advices
Egypt has always had its doors opened to the world...don't bother with travel advices particularly coming from the fco.gov site. The reavel warning is such a joke and doesn't actually inform you why there's unrest in the country. Let me illustrate by writing one sentence from the paragraph: "Due to the significant increase in the risk of criminal activity...". Criminal activity isn't the reason why there's a revolution in Egypt and people are protesting.
Re: Egypt's tourist spots are okay
I'm not sure where I want to go next. I have a million ideas!
well if you plan on coming to Egypt, i'd suggest avoiding protest sites, dont go to tahrir square or any of the places that demonstrations happen, places like Luxor and Aswan are generally safe, though they are not crowded at all (considering that they usually are). sinai had some kidnappings im afraid, so if u go dont wander off on ur own, Cairo and Alexandria are the main city with protests but currently they are not intensified but probably will in the upcoming days (political reasons)- protests are usually on friday, everything is normal the rest of the week
Now that elections in Egypt are over. All seems much more settled. But even during the last year Egypt was safe at tourist locations (Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh...)
Thanks for all of the updates! It seems like there are still some pockets in instability, but it's usually pretty safe in the tourist areas. I appriciate the input.
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