Travel Notice for Egypt

23 October 2018

Egypt is officially under a state of emergency.  First declared in April 2017, this will be extended by another three months from 15 October 2018.  This may result in additional security checks and restrictions.  Singaporeans may wish to carefully consider their travel plans to Egypt.

Egypt launched security operations in the Sinai Peninsula and in other areas in February 2018.  This is ongoing.  Singaporeans visiting Egypt are reminded to remain vigilant and take precautions, including monitoring local news closely, observing instructions from local authorities, being vigilant during religious festivals, and avoiding public disturbances and large crowds.  They should purchase comprehensive travel and medical insurance and be familiar with their coverage.  Singaporeans should avoid any travel to the Western Desert and Sinai Peninsula apart from air travel to the Sharm El-Sheikh resort area.

Singaporeans visiting Egypt are strongly encouraged to e-Register with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at so that we can contact you if necessary and to stay in touch with family and friends so they know you are safe.  Singaporeans staying in Egypt for more than a month should notify the Singapore Embassy in Cairo.  Those who need consular assistance in Egypt may contact the Singapore Embassy in Cairo or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24 hours) at:

Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Cairo

40 Adnan Omar Sedky Street (Former Babel Street)

Dokki 11511, Cairo, Egypt

Telephone:  +202-3749-0468, 3749-5045

Duty Officer Telephone: +20-109-8064-130 (24-hours)


Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours)

Tanglin, Singapore 248163

Telephone:  +65 6379 8800 / 8855


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