The short-term forecast for Egypt is...?
September 10, 2010 10:54 AM Subscribe
My girlfriend and I are considering a trip to Egypt this November. The conventional wisdom seems to be that a visitor to Egypt is more likely to be bitten by a camel than be the victim of any violence. Is there any reason for special concern in light of the threatened boycotts of an election for Mubarak's successor or the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq, etc.? We're a white unmarried couple traveling on U.S. passports.
posted by dam1975 to travel & transportation around Egypt (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've been through previous AskMes on Egypt and spoken with friends who have been recently, and general consensus has been that it's a safe (enough) destination for Americans--though, clearly, not without some risk
. Even Disney
is running tours--but with Mubarak's weak health foreshadowing a potentially contentious election to name his successor, and with the end of U.S. operations in Iraq, we wanted the Hivemind's take on whether we should consider postponing a November visit until some of the dust settles. Is there even any dust that needs to settle? We're far from expert on the geopolitics.
We're pretty well traveled, respectful visitors, and generally mindful enough of our surroundings. I doubt we'll be going off the beaten path from the major attractions.