Marsa al `Alam Travel Answers

change location
MatthewH9's Profile Photo

safe to travel to marsa alam in april

by MatthewH9 Online Now Feb 2, 2013 at 1:17 AM

is it alot safer down south near marsa alam? and is excursions to luxor and abu simbel still safe? and which would be the cheapest way to travel to abu simbel as its abit of a distance from marsa alam. thanks.

Quote & Answer
4 Answers
  • leics's Profile Photo

    Re: safe to travel to marsa alam in april

    by leics Online Now Feb 2, 2013 at 1:28 AM

    Whilst you are waiting for replies from VT-ers from Egypt, or with very recent travel experience in the part of Egypt you are asking about, can I suggest you read the regularly-updated UK gov travel advisory for Egypt?

    fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-liv...

    Most of Egypt is not actually 'unsafe' for visitors; the UK government only advises against anything but essential travel to South Sinai and against all travel to North Sinai.

    April is some way away so it's worth checking the site again as your departure date comes nearer. Remember that all government advisory websites err on the side of caution, for obvious reasons.

    Be the first to rate this answer!

    Was this helpful? Quote & Answer
  • MatthewH9's Profile Photo

    Re: safe to travel to marsa alam in april

    by MatthewH9 Online Now Feb 2, 2013 at 1:35 AM

    yes but ciaro is the capital and the famous sharm el sheikh resort is mainly mentioned in travel news and marsa alam isnt as covered so just checking all down south is still pretty safe from issues. looked at gov site and its not very clear about all egyp just gaza and sharm el sheikh mainly.

    Be the first to rate this answer!

    Was this helpful? Quote & Answer
  • leics's Profile Photo

    Re: safe to travel to marsa alam in april

    by leics Online Now Feb 2, 2013 at 1:43 AM

    You are correct that the media focuses largely on Cairo and Alexandria. I don't think any site can possibly list every single place, but the generalised advice holds true for all within the designated area. If there are any particular issues in a specific location then that location is mentioned in the text.

    Hopefully some Vt-ers will be able to give you more specific info but that, of course, will not necessarily be relevant for April.

    If you are travelling on a UK-arranged holiday (whether inclusive of excursions or not) the provider will of course be aware of the local situation and, if necessary, will advise you accordingly as your travel date comes nearer.

    Be the first to rate this answer!

    Was this helpful? Quote & Answer
  • HeshamMA's Profile Photo

    Re: safe to travel to marsa alam in april

    by HeshamMA Online Now Mar 7, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    MatthewH9 wrote:yes but ciaro is the capital and the famous sharm el sheikh resort is mainly mentioned in travel news and marsa alam isnt as covered so just checking all down south is still pretty safe from issues. looked at gov site and its not very clear about all egyp just gaza and sharm el sheikh mainly.

    How was it Matthew ?

    Be the first to rate this answer!

    Was this helpful? Quote & Answer
Your Answer
Advanced Editor View Guidelines

Near Marsa al `Alam