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Latest Egypt Travel Intelligence

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to the Governorate of North Sinai due to the significant increase in criminal activity and recent terrorist attacks on police and security forces that have resulted in deaths.

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In view of continued unrest and the evolving political situation in Egypt, the FCO advise against all but essential travel to the rest of Egypt except for resorts on the Red Sea in South Sinai and those resorts on the Egyptian mainland in Red Sea governorate (including Hurghada). In the governorate of South Sinai the FCO advise against all but essential travel, with the exception of (i) the Red Sea Resorts including those in the entire region of Sharm el Sheikh, Taba, Nuweiba and Dahab; (ii) the St Catherine’s Monastery World Heritage Site; (iii) road travel between the Red Sea resorts; (iv) road travel from the Red Sea resorts to St Catherine’s Monastery approaching from the east; and (v) transfers between the resorts and the airports of Taba and Sharm el Sheikh.

The FCO do not advise against the use of Cairo airport as a transit stop providing you do not leave the airport grounds. There have been access problems on some of the roads to Cairo airport, chiefly Saleh Salem Road. If you are already in a part of Egypt where the FCO advise against all but essential travel, you should consider whether you have a pressing need to remain.

If you decide to remain in Egypt, you should stay at or close to home or a place of safety (eg your hotel), keep a low profile and pay close attention to your personal safety, particularly in the larger cities.

You should avoid crowds. You should follow the regulations set by the local authorities and obey curfews. Make sure you keep valid photographic identification with you at all times.

Protests and demonstrations

In Cairo on 14 August Egyptian security forces ended sit-in protests at Nahda Square close to Cairo University in Giza and at Rabaa Al-Adaweya mosque in Nasr City.

This resulted in at least 500 deaths. Violent clashes also occurred near Mostafa Mahmoud Square in Mohandiseen, Cairo. On 17 August there were further violent clashes in Ramses Square and at the Al Fatah Mosque between protesters and security forces. Demonstrations planned for the afternoon of Sunday 18th August, including outside the Constitutional Court in Maadi and Roxy Square in Heliopolis were cancelled by the organisers because of security concerns.

There have been demonstrations in other parts of Egypt, including Alexandria, Hurghada and Luxor, some of which have turned violent. Further demonstrations are likely and could take place in any part of the country. Army and security forces have been deployed in anticipation of further protests and rallies in the coming days. Train services across Egypt are suspended. A curfew was declared on 14 August between 7pm and 6am local time.

This is expected to continue for several weeks. The governorates affected by this are Cairo, Giza, Alexandria, South Sinai (except for Sharm el Sheikh, Taha and Dahab) North Sinai, Suez, Behera, Minya, Assiut, Souhag, Beni Suef, Ismailia, Qena and Fayoum. A national state of emergency has been declared for Egypt for a period of 1 month. You are strongly advised to avoid all demonstrations and large gatherings. If you become aware of any nearby protests, leave the area immediately. Don’t attempt to cross road blocks erected by the security forces or protesters. There is a serious risk of violence and sexual assault at demonstrations. NGOs report more than 100 rapes and sexual assaults against women in demonstrations since 30 June. Foreign and Egyptian women have been attacked. See Political and security situation

Red Sea Resort areas

Enhanced security measures are in place to protect the resort areas. There have been no violent protests in the South Sinai resorts during recent disturbances in Egypt In Hurghada on 14 August there were some violent clashes, in an area away from tourist resorts. One man was killed.

On 16 August there was a demonstration near the marina area. You are strongly advised to follow the advice of the local authorities and avoid all demonstrations and large gatherings. If you become aware of any nearby protests, leave the area immediately. Do not attempt to cross road blocks erected by the security forces or protestors.

Terrorism

There is a high threat from terrorism.

Although security is tight throughout the country, especially in resort areas, there remains a high risk of attacks which could be indiscriminate, including in public places frequented by foreigners.

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Egypt In-Touch Assistance

 

Egypt In-Touch Assistance is the first ISO9001:2008 certified Assistance Company in Egypt, specialized in offering medical & non-medical assistance services all over Egypt and the Middle East. Our Mission is to keep costs to a minimum without affecting the quality of the healthcare and assistance services provided. Our goal is to be the leading assistance company in Egypt and the Middle East, providing medical and non-medical assistance services to local citizens and international business, leisure and medical tourists.

The key to our success is our local presence and knowhow, committed staff, customer focus and quality and transparency in our case processing. We deliver true value through quality care and competitive pricing. The EIA founders have been working in Egypt with more than 15 years experience in the healthcare market.

Company: Egypt In Touch

Address: El-Nasr St, El-Dahhar, Hurghada, Red sea, P.O.Box 491, Egypt.

Cairo office: 312 Al-Sudan St. 4th floor – Flat 14 Mohandessein

Phone: +201 2024 0504

Fax: +206 5355 5332

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Web: www.egypttravelassistance.com

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International Assistance Group

International Assistance Group is a worldwide commercial alliance of independent companies spanning all the links in the assistance value chain. The primary objective of the network is to help its members grow organically, offering true quality and health-focused outcomes. In order to achieve this, IAG constantly develops, recruits and trains a comprehensive global network of quality assistance experts and accredited provider partners. Founded in 1992 by five European companies, this alliance now enables all of the 49 partnered organisations to reach more of the assistance market through the close co-operation with other organisations in the network, thus increasing their competitiveness. And all of this while retaining their independence. Partners located all over the globe share local knowledge and resources, which is then harnessed into a worldwide service detailing common processes, performance standards, IT systems (such as a members-only proprietary database), and pooled purchasing.

The alliance is so widespread and influential on the market that the group can negotiate competitive terms from providers involved in supplying world-class assistance. International Assistance Group is a limited incorporated company in Paris (France), regulated under the French law and owned by its partners. The group was formed in 1992 by five European companies with the aim of helping each other offer quality assistance to cases. The group’s success has attracted accredited companies from every continent and it now boasts 49 partners and a turnover of over €678 million. More than 6,000 employees take care of 76 million end users. Last year, International Assistance Group® handled over 3.9 million cases and 30,000 repatriations, through 54 continuously attended medical call centres.

To further strengthen the benefits of an alliance between international partners, International Assistance Group organises internal forums on a bi-annual basis and has even created its very own IAG Academy, offering training to members on specific topics and exchange of best practices and knowledge. Being part of this strong, committed network provides unique opportunities to boost business and foster personal relationships. Since January, International Assistance Group has been offering opportunities to providers to join the network at a specific partnership level. In total, three different levels are available to suit various company profiles and their needs. To gain accreditation from International Assistance Group and access the many operational and marketing benefits, an application and assessment process must be completed.

Company: International Assistance Group

Address: 9 RUE JEAN BAPTISTE PIGALLE 75009 PARIS FRANCE

Phone: +33 1 55 30 09 10

Fax: +33 1 55 30 09 11

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Web: www.international-assistance-group.com

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Egypt In-Touch Assistance

 

Egypt In-Touch Assistance is the first ISO9001:2008 certified Assistance Company in Egypt, specialized in offering medical & non-medical assistance services all over Egypt and the Middle East. Our Mission is to keep costs to a minimum without affecting the quality of the healthcare and assistance services provided. Our goal is to be the leading assistance company in Egypt and the Middle East, providing medical and non-medical assistance services to local citizens and international business, leisure and medical tourists.

The key to our success is our local presence and knowhow, committed staff, customer focus and quality and transparency in our case processing. We deliver true value through quality care and competitive pricing. The EIA founders have been working in Egypt with more than 15 years experience in the healthcare market.

Company: Egypt In Touch

Address: El-Nasr St, El-Dahhar, Hurghada, Red sea, P.O.Box 491, Egypt.

Cairo office: 312 Al-Sudan St. 4th floor – Flat 14 Mohandessein

Phone: +201 2024 0504

Fax: +206 5355 5332

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Web: www.egypttravelassistance.com

A founding member of The International Assistance Network

 

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International Assistance Group

International Assistance Group is a worldwide commercial alliance of independent companies spanning all the links in the assistance value chain. The primary objective of the network is to help its members grow organically, offering true quality and health-focused outcomes. In order to achieve this, IAG constantly develops, recruits and trains a comprehensive global network of quality assistance experts and accredited provider partners. Founded in 1992 by five European companies, this alliance now enables all of the 49 partnered organisations to reach more of the assistance market through the close co-operation with other organisations in the network, thus increasing their competitiveness. And all of this while retaining their independence. Partners located all over the globe share local knowledge and resources, which is then harnessed into a worldwide service detailing common processes, performance standards, IT systems (such as a members-only proprietary database), and pooled purchasing.

The alliance is so widespread and influential on the market that the group can negotiate competitive terms from providers involved in supplying world-class assistance. International Assistance Group is a limited incorporated company in Paris (France), regulated under the French law and owned by its partners. The group was formed in 1992 by five European companies with the aim of helping each other offer quality assistance to cases. The group’s success has attracted accredited companies from every continent and it now boasts 49 partners and a turnover of over €678 million. More than 6,000 employees take care of 76 million end users. Last year, International Assistance Group® handled over 3.9 million cases and 30,000 repatriations, through 54 continuously attended medical call centres.

To further strengthen the benefits of an alliance between international partners, International Assistance Group organises internal forums on a bi-annual basis and has even created its very own IAG Academy, offering training to members on specific topics and exchange of best practices and knowledge. Being part of this strong, committed network provides unique opportunities to boost business and foster personal relationships. Since January, International Assistance Group has been offering opportunities to providers to join the network at a specific partnership level. In total, three different levels are available to suit various company profiles and their needs. To gain accreditation from International Assistance Group and access the many operational and marketing benefits, an application and assessment process must be completed.

Company: International Assistance Group

Address: 9 RUE JEAN BAPTISTE PIGALLE 75009 PARIS FRANCE

Phone: +33 1 55 30 09 10

Fax: +33 1 55 30 09 11

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Web: www.international-assistance-group.com

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