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    MEDIUM MEDICAL RISK for Egypt
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Egypt
    EXTREME TRAVEL RISK for North Sinai
    HIGH TRAVEL RISK for Western Desert

Risk Summary

Egypt is overall a MEDIUM travel risk environment. While protest activity has declined since late 2013, both political and economic issues have the potential to spark disruptive gatherings that pose incidental risks to travellers. Militant attacks occur periodically, largely targeting the security forces and Christian interests. Direct targeting of foreign nationals remains rare, though a one-off or isolated incident involving individuals affiliated to or inspired by the extremist Islamic State (IS) group remains possible.

Staff should defer all but business-critical travel to North Sinai governorate, where the travel security risks are rated as EXTREME, and defer all travel to areas between the border with the Gaza Strip (Palestinian Territories) and the city of El Arish (North Sinai), which is a base of operations for organised militant groups, namely IS. Militant groups occasionally conduct large-scale attacks on the security forces in North Sinai, and civilian casualties are not uncommon. The military has implemented significant restrictions on freedom of movement as part of its counter-terrorism campaign.

Members should also receive itinerary-specific briefings prior to any journeys to the remote areas west of the Nile Valley and Nile Delta (excluding coastal areas east of Marsa Matruh (Matrouh governorate), where the travel security risks are rated as HIGH due to exposure to militancy and criminality and the remoteness of this vast territory.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE


Vaccinations For Egypt
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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PolioTravellers from polio-endemic countries
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverA yellow fever vaccination certificate is
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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