How it works:
- Violent crime (UNODC’s stats):
- Victims of intentional homicide per 100,000 inhabitants per year: 1.2 (2015) vs global average: 7.2 (2015); Africa average: 8.3 (2015).
- Unexploded mines in Western Sahara area (sovereignty remains unresolved) and surrounding areas such as Mauritiana.
- Threat of kidnappings along borders with Algeria and Mauritania.
- Some locals belong to Daesh and extremist groups and plots are regularly disrupted by authorities.
- Civil unrest:
- Demonstrations occur occasionally, though are more frequent in the north (Al Hoceima, Tangier, Nador).
What to do:
- In general:
- Stay alert, avoid secluded areas, travelling alone at night and flaunting valuables.
- Monitor local media in case of terrorist threats and civil unrest.
- Report any crime immediately as failure to do so before leaving Egypt means you will not able to seek prosecution at a later date.
- Travelscams.org’s Travel Safety Monitor (TraSM) can track crime trends, terrorism news and risk levels, upcoming significant dates, civil unrest and more for you. Click to learn more.
- United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
- U.S. Department of State travel advisory
- UK Government foreign travel advice
- Government of Canada travel advisory
- Australia Government travel advice