Egypt has been a popular winter-sun holiday destination for many years, but with the Palestinian-Israeli conflict intensifying daily it is understandable some holidaymakers may be concerned about the safety of travelling.

At this moment, most visits to Egypt have been incident free. Having said that, Egypt shares a border with both Israel and the Gaza Strip and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has changed their travel advice.

While popular tourist hotspots, including Egypt’s capital, Cairo and Hurghada, Luxor and Sharm-El-Sheikh remain in the ‘safe to travel to’ zone, the FCDO has advised against all but essential travel and no travel to the northern Sinai regions.

Flights are still operating in and out of popular destinations in Egypt and security has been increased at tourist sites.

As the conflict is continuing daily, we advise you check the FDCO advice regularly if you are due to travel to Egypt. It is also important to remember that your travel insurance will not cover you if you travel to an ‘all but essential’ or ‘no travel’ area or if you decide you no longer wish to travel to an area deemed safe (disinclination to travel).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch at and a member of the team will gladly help.