Egypt travel advice

On 1 March 2015, there was an explosion outside a police station in Aswan. There were reports of 2 deaths and a number of injuries.

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.

On 16 February, ABM carried out a suicide attack on a tourist bus in Taba, South Sinai, close to the Israeli border at Eilat, killing 3 South Korean tourists, an Egyptian driver and injuring at least 14 others. The group has threatened further attacks against Egypt’s economic interests.

The Sinai-based Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (ABM) has been involved in a number of suicide bombings, drive-by shootings and assassinations.