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Change to travel advice for Egypt

The Foreign Office no longer advises against all but essential travel to Cairo, Alexandria and Suez.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


A nationwide curfew remains in place from 00:00 to 06:00 local time. You must respect the curfew and listen for announcements about any changes to the curfew requirements. The curfew is not being enforced in the Red Sea Resort area or in Luxor.

According to latest information, Luxor and the Red Sea Resorts (including Sharm el Sheikh) are calm. However, the situation across Egypt is unpredictable and may change quickly. You should stay in touch with your tour operator.

There are widespread strikes in Cairo and other towns and cities across Egypt. British nationals should observe instructions and advice by local security authorities and avoid public gatherings and disturbances.

The Consular Section of the British Embassy in Cairo is operating normal counter hours and is open Sunday - Thursday 10:00 to 13:00 local time. The Consulate General in Alexandria is also operating normal counter hours and is open Sunday - Thursday 09:00 to 13:00 local time.

Published 21 February 2011