Since the 2011 Uprising, Egypt still has its moments of turmoil. However, the tourist police are out in force. Tourist buses and taxes travel in convoy on certain roads, for example
Protests, marches and demos happen frequently in Egypt, and often on a Friday. As passionate as you might feel, we recommend that you stay clear of demonstrations as random protests do happen, and water cannons or tear gas, or worse, have been used.
Women should be careful travelling alone at night, although crime rates are relatively low, there have been incidents of violent assault or rape.
Travel to the North Sinai is a definite no no, and the South Sinai the same except for the perimeter around Sharm el Sheik. Beaches and popular tourist places are now protected by security forces.
If you are travelling off road, only go with an experienced local guide.
Ensure that you only dive with a highly reputable diving or adventure travel operator. And that your travel insurance covers all adventure activities.
The economic situation in Egypt is at an all time low as tourism dropped after the 2011 Uprising. As a result, scams and pickpocketers thrive, so be street aware, don’t trust someone offering to take your bags, or looking for your personal details.