Heightened security risk for Western interests in Egypt

In December 2016, the Australian government issued an alert that terrorists may be in the advanced stages of planning attacks in Egypt in areas frequented by Westerners.

Advice For Travellers

Overall, there is a high risk of terrorist violence in this country. Most attacks have targeted police and security services. There is presently a heightened risk of attack against Western interests. Travellers should be cautious and very alert in their surroundings. If possible, avoid areas around police or security installations, government buildings, university campuses, as well as bars, restaurants and tourist sites frequented by tourists.

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