Egypt has always been a popular destination for tourists of all kinds. Whether you’re after an all-inclusive deal promising sun, sand and all the food and drink you could wish for, or you’re looking for a more custom-made experience to explore all that Egypt has to offer, this timeless destination has it all. Egypt is home to some of the world’s most famous and enduring historical landmarks – a land of pyramids, temples and hieroglyphics – which have been a draw for tourists since the Ancient Greeks and Romans came to gaze in wonder.
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As a destination popular with Western tourists, many areas of Egypt have a reasonable standard of medical care, with hospitals and clinics in major cities and holiday resorts. Outside of these areas treatment options are basic, so it’s advisable to head to Cairo or the closest large city for medical attention. Ensure that you have suitable insurance in place which will cover the cost of repatriation for further treatment at home if necessary. It is advisable to visit a Travel clinic to get the necessary vaccines and advised before you travel.
The risk of terrorist attacks in Egypt is extremely high, and recent incidents have involved attacks on tourist locations. Avoid crowded places if you can, and be vigilant at all times, reporting anything you find suspicious. Generally, crime levels in Egypt are low, but theft, muggings and other attacks targeting tourists do occur. Keep your personal possessions in sight at all times, and avoid carrying large amounts of cash or valuables. Use hotel safes if available. Avoid walking around after dark in unfamiliar places, and travel as part of a group. If you’re heading away from your hotel or resort, only do so as part of an organised tour.
Many people head to Egypt to take part in adventure sports such as diving, snorkelling, quad biking and more. Whatever activity you’re planning to do, ensure that you travel insurance covers it, and be aware that safety standards between organisers can vary significantly. Make bookings through you holiday or tour operator if possible rather than privately.
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