You should take extra care on 25 January 2015 (anniversary of the Egyptian revolution) and the days leading up to it. This is likely to be a period of increased tension, with a heightened risk of protests and terrorist incidents.
There is a threat of kidnapping, particularly in remote desert areas.
Ansar Bait-al-Maqdis (ABM) are the most active terrorist group in Egypt. In November 2014 ABM announced they had pledged allegiance to ISIL.
Most ABM attacks have targeted government and security forces. ABM’s main area of operations is northern Sinai, but they have claimed responsibility for attacks in other areas including Cairo, the western desert and Nile delta cities.
In February 2014, ABM killed 3 South Korean tourists and their driver in an attack on a bus in Taba (Sinai). ABM has claimed responsibility for the death in August 2014 of a US oil worker in the western desert.