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Safety situation in Hurghada (/Sharm El Sheikh)

Brussels, Belgium
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Safety situation in Hurghada (/Sharm El Sheikh)

Hello everyone,

My boyfriend and I are thinking of booking a week's all-inclusive vacation at one of the resorts in Hurghada (or perhaps Sharm El Sheikh) for the second week of April 2015...I'm wondering if anyone has any recent experience with travelling there (i.e. this year), and can tell me what the security/safety situation is at the moment? Do you feel any of the tensions from the situations in Cairo, in the resorts? Are you able to leave the resorts to go into the town at all or are you restricted to staying inside the resorts? We'd really like to go but I would love some more recent info and first-hand experiences before booking. Thanks so much!

Preston, United...
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1. Re: Safety situation in Hurghada (/Sharm El Sheikh)

I'm in hurghada now. Its fine. My only concerns are where my next beer is coming from and sunburn. As far as Cairo is concerned ,we were wandering around the day before the uprising and traveled through tahir square and there was nothing,no hints of what was to happen 24 hours earlier. Tbh what I am trying to say is that as long as your government doesn't say go,go and enjoy the experience.

Amsterdam, The...
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2. Re: Safety situation in Hurghada (/Sharm El Sheikh)


I'm posting partly the same reply here, as I did earlier in a same sort of question, though I cannot comment on Sharm-El-Sheik, therefore I can only comment on Hurghada as below:

We're travelling for the fourth time this spring, we were there last December and last April too, never felt unsafe or bothered so far. People that we met were absolutely fabulous. Tourism is way too much suffering from bad press, whereas we experienced nothing ugly going on there....

Enjoy !


Edited: 18 February 2015, 03:14
Brussels, Belgium
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3. Re: Safety situation in Hurghada (/Sharm El Sheikh)

Thanks to both of you for your replies!

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4. Re: Safety situation in Hurghada (/Sharm El Sheikh)

Returned from Sharm 2 days ago, everything is as normal

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