How it works:
- Situation: getting out of Hurghada airport is a test of patience, as few passport control booths are opened.
- Version 1: scammers hold up VIP cards and pose as officials. They claim that by paying a fee, you can be fast tracked to a special passport control booth.
- Version 2: due to the long wait, there have also been reports of thefts as tourists tire and become careless with their belongings.
Places to beware:
- Hurghada Airport
What to do:
- There is no such thing as a VIP queue. Keep your belongings secure and in sight.