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Cairo Travel warnings

Egypt Protest - Travel Alert

Visitors to Egypt, especially Cairo, are warned that a large protest is planned for Tuesday. As is usual, the focus of the protest will be Tahrir Square in central Cairo. Visitors should avoid the area, or proceed t

Cairo Protests - Travel Alert

Visitors to Cairo are advised to be alert to their safety after protests broke out is several parts of the city. Thousands of anti-government demonstrators have begun a week-long sit-in in Tahrir Square, while thousands

Sharm el-Sheik - Travel Alert

Egyptian Security Forces in the Sinai – including south Sinai and Sharm al-Sheikh - are warning of an increased risk of terrorist attack during the Eid al-Adha holiday, October 25 - 29. Tourists travelling to Sharm

Cairo Protest - Travel Alert

Pro-democracy groups in Egypt have called for a mass demonstration in Cairo to protest the sentence handed down to former President Mubarak and accomplices last week. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to g

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One dead, many wounded in Cairo cathedral clashes | Reuters

about 4 years ago

#Egypt protesters block doors to Cairo administrative hub

over 4 years ago

Police clash with anti-Mursi protestors in Cairo rally #egypt

over 4 years ago

U.S. Cairo Embassy closes as more than 120 hurt in overnight clashes - #egypt

over 4 years ago

French embassy in Cairo scene of Salafist protest #egypt

over 4 years ago

#egypt Jets fly over Cairo as Morsi paddles back

over 4 years ago

Recommended vaccinations for Cairo

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .


    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

    Yellow fever - transit

    Certain countries without yellow fever require a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate if you arrives (even in transit) from a country where yellow fever is present.   If you arrive from a country without yellow fever , there is no requirement for a yellow fever vaccination.

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