Foreign women's security in Egypt

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Foreign women's security in Egypt

Postby zzchristianzz » Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:49 pm

Hi,

Just seen a show on tv where a woman news correspondant stated that since Moubarak left the presidency, security of foreign woman, specially western women might be in jeopardy mostly due to the police force lack of protection for visitors. I will be in Cairo next week with a woman friend of mine and any take on this issue will be much appreciated.

Many thanks
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Re: Foreign women's security in Egypt

Postby leahlovestravel » Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:06 am

I can't speak to how things have changed over the last year but I felt safe when I was there last November. Obviously, take the safety precautions you would in any city.
The first day I was in Cairo by myself and I had the hotel negotiate with a taxi driver for me who spent the day driving me around for an agreed price. I did some wandering in Coptic Cairo and visited the Citadel and some mosques and never had reason to feel concerned. The driver would drop me off and come back for me at pre-arranged times.
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