Is Egypt safe to travel?
Egypt safety is a question that most travelers from Europe & The USA are frequently asking about when they hear about Egypt or someone travelling to Egypt.
That is why we are happy to share our point of view as an American travel agency who mainly focuses on Egypt and frequently sees people’s perception of Egypt change after visiting.
Facts about Egypt safety:
Egypt’s safety has improved a lot over the past few years; as a matter of fact it has always been safe with the exception of the few years following the Egyptian revolution of January 25th, 2011.
It is good to mention that Egypt has ranked as one of the best places to visit in 2021 by USNEWS.com. Here is the link to view that article: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-countries/egypt
Egypt has also ranked ahead of the US & UK for safety in a Gallup poll reported on BBC.com. Check the following link for the full article: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-44467975 It is mentioned in the article clearly that
Egypt got 88 out of 100 in the survey, placing it on the same level as countries like Denmark, Slovenia and China.
This was an improvement on 2016, when it got 82.
Another problem is the media coverage of certain issues in Egypt, such as the region of North Sinai.
Try to search Sinai on google.com or any search engine, all you see is the fact that Sinai isn’t safe due to terrorism.
However, it is never mentioned that The Sinai Peninsula is huge & the distance between the North & the South (Where the tourism is always located) is more than 450 KM passing by high mountains & well secured valleys.
It is also rarely mentioned that the war against terrorism in the north of Sinai is over. The following is a news link from Daily news Egypt to support our information: https://dailynewsegypt.com/tag/north-sinai/
Please watch the following pictures to show you the distance and where the touristic part is existing.
As a matter of fact, traveling Egypt is a lot of fun, and when you do visit you will be surrounded constantly by many kind and pure people who are there to help even if they don’t know you. It is part of the Egyptian culture specifically & the Muslim/Arab culture broadly to be welcoming for guests and show them the real meaning of humanity.
Our final piece of advice to you would be “Travel to Egypt, have a blessed adventure, don’t miss the fantastic diving & hiking in The Sinai. Immerse yourself in the culture with the Egyptian people, smile and spread the word about it when you go back home”.