Egypt: Travel Advice

There are ongoing violent confrontations between security forces and demonstrators in Tahrir Square and the Downtown area of Cairo. The FCO strongly advise that British nationals stay away from Tahrir Square, including the Egyptian Museum and the Downtown area of Cairo including Maspero and the Interior Ministry.

Since the British Embassy is located in Garden City, which is near Tahrir and Downtown Cairo, if you need to visit the Embassy please call beforehand to check on security.  The number to call is 02 2791 6000.

There is a high threat from terrorism throughout Egypt, including in Sinai. Security is tight throughout the country, especially in resort areas. There is a high risk of indiscriminate attacks including public places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers, including but not limited to resorts, hotels and restaurants.

British nationals should avoid all crowds and demonstrations.  The situation is changing rapidly and we recommend that you follow events on local and international news and seek advice from tour operators.

You should carry some form of photographic ID at all times. A copy of your passport is sufficient.

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