Egypt is a heavy mass tourism country that receives millions of tourists every year for being rich with historical attractions and the host of the oldest civilization in Existence. The country has been through some political ups and downs through the last few years, specifically since 2011 uprising which eliminated tourism movement in the country for couple of years and reduced the economic income. Things started to get better since the last presidential election in Egypt and situations took another path towards stability and prosperity. The authorities couldn’t deny some terroristic accidents in the past years, but they were under control by the Egyptian government.
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Is it safe to travel to Egypt?
The best way to discover about the country you are heading to is by reading other clients reviews and feedbacks. Also, the travel agency you are about to book with plays a rule in granting your safety in which the offered accommodating, transfers and the tour guide must be trusted. If you are a frequent or first time traveler, you should put your safety concerns into perspective by making sure that the company you have booked with is licensed by tourism industry. Media can over reacts sometimes about terrorism news, and you have to be aware that any tourism country like Egypt is exposed to such activities similar to that attacks in France and Turkey recently, but the most important is the country ability of maintains the situation and taking security procedures. For the last couple of years, Egypt adopted new security measures to protect its visitors by pending more than 32$ million on enhancing security measures, in addition of proving metal detectors, recruiting, new scanners, police dogs, and more security personnel in tourism sector.