27 Jan 2020
While Egypt is generally stable, security incidents continue to take place periodically in Cairo and other parts of the country. A state of emergency remains in force since April 2017, and will be extended for another three months with effect from 27 January 2020.
Singaporeans are advised to plan their travel to Egypt carefully and avoid any travel to the Western Desert, Egypt's land border areas with Libya, Sudan and Gaza and the North of the Sinai Peninsula (where active military operations are on-going). Singaporeans intending to travel to the tourist and resort towns in South Sinai are advised to travel by air to Sharm El Sheikh International Airport. They should purchase comprehensive travel and medical insurance and be familiar with their coverage.
There is a risk of demonstrations in Cairo and other cities in Egypt. Those visiting or living in Egypt are reminded to monitor the local news closely, observe instructions from local authorities, and avoid areas where there are plans for large crowds to gather. Singaporeans are strongly advised not to take photos or video recordings of any demonstrations or security officials and their equipment.
Singaporeans visiting Egypt are strongly encouraged to e-Register with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at www.mfa.gov.sg so that we are able to contact you if necessary. Those who require consular assistance may contact:
The Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Cairo
40 Adnan Omar Sedky Street (Former Babel Street)
Dokki 11511, Giza, Arab Republic of Egypt
Tel : +20 2 3749 0468 or +20 2 3749 5045
Duty Officer : +20 109 806 4130 (24 hours)
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24 hours)
1 Sherwood Road, Tanglin
Tel : +65 6379 8800 or +65 6379 8855
Email : email@example.com