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Trips to Egypt - safe or not?

The Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expanded the list of dangerous countries to include Egypt. One of the most popular holiday destinations for Poles, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is no longer safe due to the recent incidents in Tunisia and the escalating fighting in the Sinai Peninsula. Are these fears correct?
Published: July 5, 2015 - 22:17
Updated: July 22, 2023 - 11:18
Trips to Egypt – safe or not?

The Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expanded the list of dangerous countries to include Egypt. One of the most popular holiday destinations for Poles, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is no longer safe due to the recent incidents in Tunisia and the escalating fighting in the Sinai Peninsula. Are these fears correct?

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“In view of recent events in Tunisia, the intensification of fighting in the Sinai Peninsula and based on the information we have about the security situation in Egypt, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends refraining from travel to this country – including to resorts along the Red Sea.” – informs the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

In addition to the fierce fighting between Islamists and the army in the north of the country, there was a bomb attack in Cairo that killed Egypt’s attorney general. As a result of this confluence of events, trips to the land of the pharaohs were cancelled by the TUI travel agency.

“In connection with the announcement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs warning against travelling to Egypt, including to resorts on the Red Sea – the management board of TUI Poland has decided to suspend the sale of holiday offers and cancel all tourist events to Egypt until the end of the summer season” – reads the company’s statement

Although so far all dangerous events have taken place in the north of Egypt, all those staying or planning trips, to resorts located in the north, are warned.

“We are expecting more terrorist attacks. Not only in resorts in Tunisia, but also in Egypt. Poles may fall victim to them,” Marek Biernacki told tvn24.pl, revealing the findings of the Intelligence Agency.

For the time being, the situation has not discouraged other travel agents and tourists who largely intend to carry out their summer holiday plans at the Red Sea.

In places most frequented by divers for the time being prevails peace and everything goes at its own pace. On various internet forums residing in Egypt residents from Poland warn against falling into panic. At the same time they keep reporting on the situation, which is stable, while stressing that the places near the Gaza Strip, mentioned in all the communications, are engulfed in fighting at all times, and this does not translate into the safety of tourists vacationing at the Red Sea.

Source: msz.gov.pl

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Tomasz Andrukajtis
Editor-in-chief of the DIVERS24 portal and magazine. Responsible for obtaining, translating and developing content. He also supervises all publications. Achived his first diving certification – P1 CMAS, in 2000. Has a degree in journalism and social communication. In the diving industry since 2008.
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