Egypt Safety for Tourists

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Is it safe to go on holiday to Egypt? The Inside Egypt team works tirelessly to ensure an unforgettable journey while keeping your trip to Egypt safe. Your safety and well-being are our top priority at all times. Backed by Egypt's security forces, each Egypt tour is accompanied by a minimum of two police escorts, so Egypt's safety for tourists is the utmost priority. Our excellent relationship with Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities ensures all care is taken to keep our guests safe. In the unlikely event that a situation arises, rest assured that here at Inside Egypt, we have the necessary resources to get you to safety and allow you to resume your adventure. People often ask if it is safe to travel to Egypt. We would answer with a resounding yes, and we will look after you on your trip to Egypt to make sure that you have the best time ever.


Mostafa Lotfy
Mostafa Lotfy
Founder, Chairman & CEO Inside Egypt

Is Egypt safe to travel to and visit? This is a question that may come to mind as you are planning your trip to Egypt. I assure you that your safety is my No. 1 priority. Heightened security measures across Egypt have brought peace of mind to many tourists who have come to take in all Egypt has to offer. As you plan your upcoming adventure with Inside Egypt, know we have also implemented precautions to ensure your safety. Our guests have found comfort in our steps to ensure a worry-free trip.

Each tour includes a minimum of two police escorts to accompany our guests. All site permits granted to the company by Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities assure that the company has taken every possible security measure. Inside Egypt's reputation for safety and excellence is key to our success and your peace of mind. Your security is my top priority, and I do not take this responsibility lightly. So pack your bags and let us take care of the rest. I guarantee you will be nothing short of amazed on your Egypt vacation. 

Fatma Matuszewska
Vice Chair Inside Egypt

Egypt has so much to offer, from the Great Pyramids of Giza, museums and bazaars, to the flowing Nile River and beautiful coasts and beaches. The sun shines year-round and the locals are some of the friendliest people I have ever encountered.

I’m frequently asked if it is it safe to go to Egypt. Nowadays, no one can say that any country in the world is 100% safe, and the same can be said about Egypt. However, I believe the risk of harm to a visitor is extremely low. I personally do not think twice about visiting any of the tourist sites and frequently do so. The magic never dies and I’m always going back for more.

Egypt’s economy relies heavily on tourism. The Egyptian government and security forces recognize this and are keen to do everything in their power to maintain the well-being of tourists and residents alike. Security at airports and tourist sites has been significantly heightened to ensure your safety.

Once in Egypt, you will find a warmth in the culture and people that will have you feeling at home. Locals are always happy to help and the streets are safe for a stroll at all times of the day. They say New York never sleeps, but you should see Cairo!

With Inside Egypt, rest assured that your safety and well-being are of the utmost importance to us. So come on over, enjoy the adventure and make the most of this beautiful country on your trip to Egypt.

Fatma Matuszewska


Safety Updates on Visiting Egypt During the Hamas-Israel War

The situation in Israel has been ongoing for many years, and we have been closely monitoring it. We can assure you that this situation has not currently, and has never previously spilled over to Egypt or affected our tours in any way. Egypt has always avoided being drawn into the conflict, and is trying to broker a cease-fire in the region.

Our customer's safety is our top priority, and we take every precaution necessary to ensure that our guests have a safe and enjoyable experience. All of our tours have a police escort, and all tourist sites and restaurants have a police presence stationed close by. We avoid any locations that we feel may have a security concern. All the sites we will visit are secure and have not been affected.

We understand that safety is a major concern for our customers, and we want to assure you that we do everything we can to provide a secure environment for our tours. We have direct access to travel advisories and receive up-to-date information and current news, as we feel it is our responsibility to provide our customers with the most up-to-date information about their travel plans.

Regarding international travel; Egypt's borders remain open and airlines and package holiday operators are continuing as normal throughout the country. Flights to Egypt do not pass through Israeli airspace and have not been affected by the conflict so far. The US travel advisory has not issued a no-travel advisory to Egypt, and there are no restrictions on entering Egypt from the US.

Most of Egypt's major cities and key tourist sites are located far away from the border with Israel and Gaza. Cairo, Alexandria, Hurghada, Aswan, and Luxor are located even further away.

Please rest assured that in the event that there is any impact in Egypt from this situation, we will cancel the tour, as the safety of our customers comes first. If Inside Egypt cancels the tour, you will receive a 100% refund of all the Egypt tour costs.

We hope that this puts your mind at ease regarding the current situation, and we look forward to welcoming you to Egypt!

Is Egypt Safe While Visiting Public Spaces?

Is it safe to travel to Egypt and the pyramids? The short answer is yes, Egypt is safe, and Egypt's safety for tourists is our number one priority! You can go to Egypt without worrying about your safety as Egypt is safe for tourists. The country is well protected by both the military and the police and you can walk around large and small towns in the evening and at night without fear. Mostly, the people of Egypt are very hospitable and friendly towards tourists. In case of any problems, you can count on their help.

However, every foreign trip involves some kind of risk. Therefore, it is important to minimize them as much as possible. Of course, like everywhere in the world you need to look after your valuables. Leave your cash, jewelry, passport and other valuables in the hotel safe.
Only put same of your cash in your wallet. Carry your backpack in plain sight, e.g. in front of you. Do not place valuable items in easily accessible backpack pockets or the back pockets of your clothing. If you don't have to, don't withdraw money from ATMs in city centers, markets and other high-traffic areas. In crowded places, keep your hand on your phone or on your wallet in your pocket. You can wrap things like your camera or purse around your hand so no one can take them easily.

When it comes to Egypt's safety for tourists, Inside Egypt's team cares about you and places your safety as their number one priority. You can always count on our help in any unpleasent situations.

Traveling to Egypt as an American

Is it safe for Americans to travel to Egypt? Our answer is a solid yes, and we offer specific Egypt tour packages from the USA. Egypt is a country that tourists are especially fond of due to its magnificent ancient monuments, the beautiful Red Sea, the warm climate, and the fact the sun that shines here all year round. Egypt's attractiveness as a holiday destination is steadily growing and Egyptians are a very warm nation. They are hospitable and empathetic due to the strong family system, culture, and Arab customs. Generally, they are very friendly to all tourists, including Americans. To the question: Where are you from? You can safely say that you are from the US. So, you can be sure to be safe when traveling to Egypt as an American as long as you have your visa.

Egyptians are cheerful, sociable, they will smile at tourists out on the streets. Children will wave their hands to tourists. In the event of any problems, tourists can count on their help because they engage in other people's problems, including strangers. Egyptians are very open-minded and make friends quickly. They like to talk to tourists not only about Egyptian monuments and their country and life in it, thus showing off their tourist version of the English language. They often make friends with tourists and stay in touch for years.

Is Egypt safe for tourists? Egypt is a safe place for tourists to visit, and the hospitable Egyptian people are friendly towards foreigners. They make tourists feel safe in Egypt. Their positive attitude towards Egypt's safety for tourists and their helpfulness and empathy will enrich your trip to Egypt. Thanks to them you will take away wonderful memories of the land of the pharaohs.

Is Egypt Safe for Women?

Is Egypt safe for women travelers? How do the Egyptian people treat women? These questions are often asked by women planning a trip to Egypt. The answer to the question is yes, it is extremely safe for women travelers. However, this largely depends on how reserved you are and how you react in situations. You definitely have to set clear boundaries for a man when in Egypt as what is considered perfectly normal behavior in Europe and the US is often taken as an incentive to flirt in Egypt. Long-term eye contact, a smile, a shake of a hand, or sitting in the seat next to the driver may be perceived as interest and may invite closer contact.

It's best to be reserved towards Egyptian men when it comes to Egypt's safety for tourists. Avoid physical contact and prolonged eye contact with men. Don't be worried that this will be taken badly by the man. On the contrary, it will testify very well to a woman. A woman's dress code is also of great importance as the clothes that you wear should not draw attention to your body shape. Don't overdo it with tight-fitting blouses revealing your shoulders and neckline. ItIt is best to wear tops with long sleeves that are not low-cut if possible. The same goes for short skirts and trousers. Wearing long and loose pants, maxi dresses and skirts is better.

Egyptians respect women who respect themselves. They are thoughtful but sometimes too much. They make sure that women's needs are met, and they put their interests into the hands of women without any problems.

Egypt is safe for solo female travelers, and we offer Egypt tours specifically designed for solo travelers where they can explore the country with like-minded people. However, it's important to note that men in Egypt may sometimes give unwanted attention to single women Therefore, you may feel safer traveling to Egypt with another person or with a small group Egypt tour. Your safety is our priority, and Egypt's safety for tourists is our key focus. We want you to enjoy your vacation without any worries at all.

What Health Considerations Should I Take Into Account?

In light of the Egypt travel warnings, measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of tourists traveling to Egypt, particularly in terms of health safety.

COVID-19 prevention measures and restrictions remain in place to protect you from and, as such, infections. To access public and private services and space, some destinations require a mask and proof of vaccination or a recent COVID-19 negative test result.

We also strongly advise you to take precautions, particularly when it comes to food and water-borne diseases like traveler's diarrhea, which can be contracted by consuming contaminated water or food. As a result, we strongly advise you to drink only bottled water, which you should also use to brush your teeth and rinse your mouth.

When it comes to Egypt safety for tourists, it’s important to know that typhoid, hepatitis A, and schistosomiasis can also be carried in food and water. It is best always to remember when it comes to food, “boil it, cook it, peel it, or leave it,” and to take preventative vaccines where applicable.

Covid Cases in Egypt

Egypt has lifted all restrictions that were previously imposed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. You can now travel to Egypt without requiring a negative PCR test 72 hours before departure, or an accredited COVID-19 vaccination certificate proving that you have been fully vaccinated 14 days prior to your departure.
There has never been a better time for booking your trip to Egypt with us! Our all-inclusive packages allow you to experience your vacations safely and in style. We offer small group Egypt tours with a maximum capacity of 20 people, 5-star accommodation, and an exclusive deluxe experience.

 As part of the Cairo, Egypt tourism safety guidelines, common areas such as: restrooms, elevators, furniture and fabrics in hotels, and all points of contact in tourist attractions are disinfected regularly, and guests are subjected to mandatory body temperature checks at hotel, restaurant, and tour bus entrances.

Hand sanitizer is easily accessible and guests in the elevator are required to wear masks as well as all employees at all times.

Can I Safely Drink Water?

Health concerns are frequently expressed when traveling to other countries, and are commonly centered around drinking water. As a result, Egypt is not immune to similar concerns.

Keeping in mind the climate here in Egypt, regardless of which season you travel, it is essential to stay hydrated and take extra precautions to ensure clean and safe water intake. We do not want you to catch the dreaded yet common traveler's diarrhea, or "Pharaoh's revenge," as we tend to call it here.

To avoid it, we strongly encourage you only to drink bottled water and brush your teeth and rinse your mouth with bottled water. In Egypt, tap water is unsafe for drinking. Avoid beverages with ice in case the ice is made with non-bottled water.

For your well-being and comfort we provide bottled water during the day when sightseeing and at all meals.

As one of our top priorities in Egypt is the safety for tourists, your health is a huge contributing factor. If at any moment during your trip you start to feel unwell, please inform our staff immediately. They will ensure you receive a professional diagnosis and the correct treatment.

Is the Nile Cruise Safe?

Is Egypt dangerous to travel on a Nile cruise? Egypt safety for tourists is a high priority for us at Inside Egypt. The cruise on the Nile is perfectly safe and guests of Nile River cruise do not have direct contact with any wild, dangerous animals. Long ago, crocodiles lived in the River Nile. Since 1970, when the Great Aswan Dam was completed, crocodiles have found a new home in Lake Nasser, and are cut off from the rest of the river by the Great Aswan Dam. This means that in the section of the Nile north of Aswan, we are safe from encountering this dangerous reptile.

The Nubians in Aswan breed crocodiles in their homes. They are placed in special cages and are shown to tourists when visiting their homes. Small crocodiles are given to tourists to hold and take pictures with. A visit to a Nubian home is safe and leaves fond memories.

In terms of Egypt's safety for tourists, the risk of being bitten by a scorpion or a snake in Egypt is very low. You're more likely to get stepped on by an elephant. The temples and tombs in Egypt are secure, and in the very unlikely event of getting stung by a scorpion, doctors in the south of Egypt know exactly what to do. Lizards are really common reptiles to be found in tombs or temples. The negligence of security staff does not cause this. They are left due to them being harmless.

As you can see, our luxury Nile cruise is safe for tourists and you don't have to worry about anything, especially when you go on a cruise on the Nile with us at Inside Egypt. Keep up with our news about this incredible tour.

Can I Drink Alcohol in Public?

When it comes to Egypt safety for tourists, you must know that it is illegal to drink alcohol in public or in any establishment that is not licensed to serve or sell alcohol, which is one of the laws in Egypt to ensure that Egypt is safe for tourists. However, because Egypt is predominantly Islamic, drinking laws are not as stringent. The Ministry of Tourism has authorized a limited number of hotels and restaurants to serve alcohol; supermarkets are not included.

There are licensed beverage shops that sell a variety of alcoholic beverages, but alcohol cannot be consumed on their premises.

Is Egypt Safe in Terms of Food?

One of the most frequently asked questions about Egypt safety for tourists is how safe the food is. At Inside Egypt we take pride in the fact that our clients will get to enjoy a culinary adventure of authentic Egyptian dishes, and will dine in restaurants of exceptional culinary delights and hygiene standards. We also take into consideration those with special or medical dietary requirements (vegans, vegetarians, people allergic to gluten, etc.). If you do have a dietary requirement please let us know in advance so we can make sure we cater accordingly.

As a precaution, we strongly recommend that before traveling to Egypt, you take probiotics to help improve your digestive health. They're mostly found in dairy products like: yogurt, kefir and natural probiotic buttermilk. They're also found in pickled products, including cabbage and cucumbers. They can also be taken as dietary supplements, which can be bought at your local pharmacy.

It's also important to remember to drink lots of bottled water at room temperature (not cold) when in Egypt rather than tap water and to also use it when brushing your teeth or rinsing your mouth. You should also avoid beverages with ice because ice could be made using non-bottled water and you should only eat fruits that you can peel.

Wash your hands frequently, especially before meals to maintain Egypt safety for tourists. Wipe them with disinfectant wipes and use hand sanitizer if you are unable to wash your hands with soap and water. Washing your hands allows you to remove e.g. bacteria, viruses, and fungi responsible for a whole range of serious diseases, such as salmonella and flu. This also reduces the chances of becoming ill with diarrhea, food poisoning, and hepatitis A.

Egypt is safe for tourists in terms of food, but your health and well-being during your vacation in Egypt also depend on your behavior and your hygiene.

Will I Need Travel Insurance for this Trip?

As it's our highest priority to ensure Egypt's tourism safety, especially in light of the global pandemic, the last thing we want is for you to be concerned about your health while on vacation. As such, you should absolutely purchase travel insurance so that you can relax and enjoy your holiday without worrying about medical expenses or being protected in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Luggage is also covered by international travel insurance, and additional features can be added to the policy to provide the best protection.

Travel insurance is essential because the cost of any medical or dental treatment in Egypt is extremely high and, as such, it is critical to understand what your Egypt travel insurance covers.

Should you need medical treatment in Egypt, you won't have to worry about additional fees in terms of medical appointments, hospital stays, medication purchases, and examinations; these will all be covered by the insurance company up to a certain limit.

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