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Egypt Safe to travel to this summer?

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1. Posted by oscar5453 (Full Member 70 posts) 4y

Planning on going to Athens and really want to take a flight into Cairo to see the pyramids. Is it safe right now?

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3. Posted by africajoy (Budding Member 4 posts) 4y

:) Yes, Its is quite safe...I had my relatives return 2 weeks ago. Do you have a travel agent?

4. Posted by madeinukengace (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y

I am planning on going to Cairo as well! I will be going solo (for now), after Greece. I even want to hit Istanbul before Cairo. I will probably be getting there around late September (2012). Safe or not, it'll be fun!

5. Posted by altheamann (Budding Member 6 posts) 4y

I think it's too hot there. Try to go there on August or September.

6. Posted by mseif_99 (Budding Member 5 posts) 4y

Quoting oscar5453

Planning on going to Athens and really want to take a flight into Cairo to see the pyramids. Is it safe right now?

I'am an Egyptian..:)

I can say that Egypt is pretty safe for tourists, despite the political unrest. If you insist on visiting Cairo, be aware that it has a lot of "movement" & protests occasionally occur on Fridays (day-off here) which I recommend you should avoid.

The rest of Egypt is very well isolated from the current political scene. Especially in the shores' areas (Red sea & The Mediterranean). If you do have some time, Egypt in my humble opinion has much more to offer in a nicer way than Cairo.

Feel free to contact me for any question, I'll be glad to help...:)

7. Posted by mseif_99 (Budding Member 5 posts) 4y

Quoting altheamann

I think it's too hot there. Try to go there on August or September.

IT IS very hot already...:)

Temperatures now are starting to rise, reaching 34C on most weekdays. July, August & September are the hottest months, especially of you were heading south. But at late September , temperatures are supposed to fall.

8. Posted by ogrote (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4y

Hi
I've done a Squidoo blog where I provide some advice and tips on things to be on the look out for. Please remember that you need to be also prepared health wise when you visit Egypt. Immunisations etc.
The best time to go would be in the winter -
-snip- where I provide a lot of advice that you might find helpful.
Egypt is really worthwhile - but do your planning right, before you leave home.
Best Regards
Ogrote

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