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Is it safe to travel to Egypt now?

January 24, 2011

This warden message is being issued to alert U.S. citizens residing and traveling in Egypt that several groups have publicly called for demonstrations to be held on Tuesday January 25, 2011. January 25 is Police Day, a national holiday in Egypt, and all schools and government offices and some private businesses will be closed.

In Cairo, the sites announced as possible venues for demonstrations are the neighborhoods of Dokki, Giza, Shoubra and Mattareya, as well as Tahrir Square and the Khan al Khalili market. Some groups have announced plans for demonstrations to be held in Alexandria and other cities, without specifying locations. Large open areas near public buildings are common sites for demonstrations. Local authorities have announced that the planned demonstrations are illegal and that police will take appropriate action to prevent traffic disruptions. While all announcements indicate that peaceful demonstrations are planned, any large gathering has the potential for confrontation and violence.

egypt travel agencyIs it safe to travel to Egypt now? Official US government Warden MessageExaminer.comYou may have heard about the widespread anti-government. — Tue, 25 Jan 2011 10:33:13 -0800
The protests have spread into Egypt and what is happening in that country has really caught the attention of the west. Overnight, four protesters died as the police started to use force against the people. … — Wed, 26 Jan 2011 04:48:00 -0800
Cairo, Egypt (CNN) — Egyptian security forces turned water cannons and tear gas on protesters in the early hours of Wednesday morning to try to break up… — Wed, 26 Jan 2011 04:42:48 -0800
Egyptian activists have used social networking sites to call for a fresh wave of demonstrations, a day after they staged the biggest protests in years to demand the end of President Hosni Mubarak’s nearly 30-year rule. — Wed, 26 Jan 2011 04:30:22 -0800
Egypt appears to have clamped down on web services, such as Twitter, that have been used to help organise anti-government protests Cairo. Read more on this story at — Wed, 26 Jan 2011 04:26:51 -0800
… safety of bystanders, the public and private property. Social media have been all-important in mobilizing and organizing protests. But bloggers and others in Egypt reported problems with electronic communication later in the day. … — Wed, 26 Jan 2011 02:11:52 -0800
For his part, Interior Minister Habib al Adli, said “security forces are able to face any threat to the safety of the population, and will not take lightly any attacks against the property or any violation of law “. … — Wed, 26 Jan 2011 01:42:01 -0800
Twitter was blocked in Egypt on Tuesday as the country witnessed a large protest against the rule of President Hosni Mubarak. — Wed, 26 Jan 2011 00:08:11 -0800
egypt travel agencyIs it safe to travel to Egypt now? Official US government Warden MessageExaminer.comYou may have heard about the widespread anti-government. — Tue, 25 Jan 2011 10:33:13 -0800
There’s been violence on the streets of Cairo, as Egyptians demand more jobs, cheaper food and less corruption in. — Wed, 26 Jan 2011 03:10:06 -0800
Police fired teargas and water cannons to disperse Egyptian protesters in Cairo after a long day of unprecedented protests calling for President Hosni Mubarak. — Wed, 26 Jan 2011 01:26:47 -0800
CAIRO (AP) — Riot police deployed across the Egyptian capital on Wednesday in anticipation of fresh anti-government protests a day after thousands. — Wed, 26 Jan 2011 01:02:26 -0800
Protesters converged in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the Egyptian capital’s main interchange, in the pre-dawn hours Wednesday but dispersed — promising to return — after police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and concussion grenades at them, … — Wed, 26 Jan 2011 00:57:54 -0800

The Embassy urges Americans to review their personal plans and avoid areas of planned demonstrations. Americans resident in Egypt should monitor local news broadcasts and American visitors should ask tour guides and hotel officials about any planned demonstrations in the locations they plan to visit. In the event that demonstrations take place, Americans should anticipate traffic detours, delays and disruptions, and should plan their routes and travel times accordingly. In addition, the U. S. Embassy reminds U.S. Citizens of the Egyptian Government prohibition on photographing police and security activities which are considered sensitive national security elements.

Americans traveling abroad should regularly monitor the U.S. Embassy’s website the U.S. Department of State’s, Bureau of Consular Affairs website , where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information can be found. The U.S. Embassy also encourages U.S. citizens to review “A safe trip abroad”, which includes valuable security information for those both living and traveling abroad. In addition to information on the Internet, travelers may obtain up-to-date information on security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada, or outside the United States and Canada on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.

1 Comment

  • egyptguidelines
    Posted February 28, 2011 at 1:01 am

    now i can say it is save everything return back like before & better after mubarak left so i recommend for you to come this days prices to cheap now in egypt due to low number of tourist –

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