Is travel in Egypt safe?

Jun 19, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Examiner.com

A A A A "How big of a risk taker are you?" When I am asked about the safety of traveling to Egypt these days, I always ask this question back.

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Karen

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Luxor is peaceful and the people lovely..... There is no risk .... They need tourism which is literally their bread.... I returned just a month ago after 16 fabulous days and i will go again as soon as i can :)
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Very safe most of the time in most areas. Stay out of the Sinai unless flying in to Sharm el Sheikh though, as the Sinai is fraught with potential for kidnapping which has heretofore remained without serious injury.

Women walking frequently, in Cairo, have purses snatched by passing motorists and passengers on motorcycles. Further, several incidents of carjackings have occurred in recent months, even resulting in the death of two officials.

Luxor, though, especially for tourists, is indeed safe. Nile cruises also as safe, according to my contacts here (I reside in Cairo).

US State Department does a good, if a bit overly cautious, job keeping American citizens alerted. For the present, however, with the decision soon coming regarding the new president, it is wise to stay out if you are not here. Just as a precaution.

Of course, visiting Tahrir and, especially taking photos or video there, is foolish and, particularly for western women, is beyond foolish.

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Well put TC and Karen. I think it is perfectly safe, but you have to be smart as you would anywhere you travel. I have been to Egypt twice over the past year and I did not encounter any problems at all. I could be in Boston (which is close to where I live) and something bad could happen...just watch the news. I can't wait to go back!
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Agree with most said here, but you better wait the results of the presidential elections. If the military takes away the results of the revolution, the people will rise again!
Horn African

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I already booked my ticket and I will be there whatever. I am not white, I can blend with the locals and speak Arabic. I love Egypt and hope that country for the best. God bless Egypt!.
TCWard

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I visited along the perimeter of Tahrir Square last night (9:00 PM) and noted several score of protesters leaving the square. Later saw a video on youtube reporting the same thing (posted by theseinspire) and he also noted the people leaving. Today I read Ahram Online and learned that, apparently, the powers that be are close to a deal that will resolve the crisis.

If so it comes not one day too soon. I seriously hope to see Egypt return to the country she was before the revolution. Note, while I empathize with revolutionaries, I have to admit, this country is not as safe and peaceful as it was only a few short years ago. Too much angst during the last several months and, it seems, everybody wants to go on strike - even Parliament sent on strike in May!
TCWard

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TripoliFighter wrote:
Agree with most said here, but you better wait the results of the presidential elections. If the military takes away the results of the revolution, the people will rise again!
Dear Tripoli Fighter: I worked nearly two years in Tripoli until June 2009. I hope what I am hearing through friends is not true (that Libya is heading towards pandemonium and chaos much similar to Somalia).

Any updates for us here? BTW, you also can post at informedsourcestoday.com a new site said to be intent on keeping people up-to-date.
Rasta Rob

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Go visit Luxor now and happily pay the tourist price and a hefty tip too. They need it and money given to a man doing business for you feeds many people.

Ask to go to lunch to Um Hashem and order the Kofte or Kebap. 5 rasta spliffs for this establishement. Say hi to Heghgegh for me!
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No islamic country is safe. They worship Satan.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/32179.stm
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Sharm is safe as i was there this year. I've been to luxor many times before the revolution and my advice to tourists is to be very careful as most of the people there are liars and theives. When you first meet them, they will come across as lovely friendly people but they build up a friendship before they rob you. The tourist police there are a waste of space as they are so corrupt. The theives give them backhanders not to investigate anything. The history is wonderful but thats where it ends as the people are snakes
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I'd give Egypt a miss. My wife and I just got back from Hurghada She was spat on in the street, I retaliated and got arrested. We were told she was incorrectly dressed! She was just wearing shorts and a t-shirt. The police told me we were not welcome and I was lucky they did not want to press charges. I will never go back, f**king sh!t hole.

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BritAbroad wrote:
I'd give Egypt a miss. My wife and I just got back from Hurghada She was spat on in the street, I retaliated and got arrested. We were told she was incorrectly dressed! She was just wearing shorts and a t-shirt. The police told me we were not welcome and I was lucky they did not want to press charges. I will never go back, f**king sh!t hole.
ur wife was probably acting slutty so the police stopped her by their way LOOOL
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<quoted text>ur wife was probably acting slutty so the police stopped her by their way LOOOL
My wife was walking with me her husband. F**k your sh!t hole. Tourism is the lifeblood of Egypt. Believe me many tourist will stay away. Your disgusting attitude proves my post your country has turned into an islamic hell hole and should be avoided at all costs.
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BritAbroad wrote:
<quoted text>My wife was walking with me her husband. F**k your sh!t hole. Tourism is the lifeblood of Egypt. Believe me many tourist will stay away. Your disgusting attitude proves my post your country has turned into an islamic hell hole and should be avoided at all costs.
Rubbish - I have visited Egypt many a time - always wearing shorts and never been spat on. And Tourism isn't Egypt's 'lifeblood' you illiterate moron - try the Suez Canal.



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My wife was walking with me her husband. F**k your sh!t hole. Tourism is the lifeblood of Egypt. Believe me many tourist will stay away. Your disgusting attitude proves my post your country has turned into an islamic hell hole and should be avoided at all costs.
oh u probably a sissy guy who let his wife walk naked,so people complained to police to stop her LOL

Dont worry.....Being islamic hell hole is far better than a dictator country practices all kind of evil upon people

I know u morons were in favor of hog mubarak
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Rubbish - I have visited Egypt many a time - always wearing shorts and never been spat on. And Tourism isn't Egypt's 'lifeblood' you illiterate moron - try the Suez Canal.
Sorry but, who the f**k are you to tell me about my own personal experience? I don't care what you think or who you are or what you say, that was my personal experience and you have no say over that, now f**k off and mind your own business.

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Rubbish - I have visited Egypt many a time - always wearing shorts and never been spat on. And Tourism isn't Egypt's 'lifeblood' you illiterate moron - try the Suez Canal.
Probably his wife was topless LOL

He doesnt know anything about egypt's income resources, Agriculture,suez canal,many industries+ tourism are bases of income

In the past before military coup 1952,Tourism didnt play any role in egypt's income and was dead......and egypt was in better economic statues than todays
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<quoted text>oh u probably a sissy guy who let his wife walk naked,so people complained to police to stop her LOL
Dont worry.....Being islamic hell hole is far better than a dictator country practices all kind of evil upon people
I know u morons were in favor of hog mubarak
Do you have trouble reading? She was wearing shorts and a t-shirt, the person that spat on my wife is now in hospital, if it wasn't for others he would be spending more time there. Only cowardly scum spit on women and only ignorant scum defend them. You should be ashamed of yourself and your filthy countrymen.
Love Hurghada

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<quoted text>Sorry but, who the f**k are you to tell me about my own personal experience? I don't care what you think or who you are or what you say, that was my personal experience and you have no say over that, now f**k off and mind your own business.
You're commenting on a public forum - i'll say what I like - now you feck off and stop making up stories!
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Egyptian_lad wrote:
<quoted text>Probably his wife was topless LOL

He doesnt know anything about egypt's income resources, Agriculture,suez canal,many industries+ tourism are bases of income

In the past before military coup 1952,Tourism didnt play any role in egypt's income and was dead......and egypt was in better economic statues than todays
He's obviously a thick shit who hasn't got a clue - hope all is well Forz :)?

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