State of emergency in North Sinai, Egypt, extended

The state of emergency in North Sinai that was declared in October 2014 due to civil unrest and armed conflict has been extended for three more months starting 30 January. Curfew hours have been imposed on residents.

Advice For Travellers

Due to armed conflict and frequent terrorist attacks, travellers should avoid all travel in this governate. Terrorist attacks have occurred in the popular resort cities of Al-Arish and Sheikh Zuwaid.