Egypt travel advice

On 29 June, Egyptian Public Prosecutor Hisham Barakat was killed and a number of others injured in an explosion in Heliopolis, Cairo.

On 10 June 2015, an attack on a security checkpoint at the Karnak Temple site in Luxor was repelled by Egyptian security personnel, resulting in the death of 2 attackers

In the early hours of 26 February 2015, there were a number of explosions in Cairo. The explosions occurred outside mobile telephone shops in the Mohandiseen area, a restaurant in the Imbaba area and a police station in Warraq. There are reports of 1 death and a number of injuries.

There is a high threat from terrorism. We believe that terrorists continue to plan attacks. Attacks could be indiscriminate and occur without prior warning.

Attacks targeting foreigners can’t be ruled out. There is a threat of kidnapping, particularly in remote desert areas. The Sinai-based Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (ABM) has been involved in a number of suicide bombings, drive-by shootings and assassinations. I