The ability to provide consular services on short notice may be limited.

Global Affairs Canada advises against non-essential travel to Egypt due to the unpredictable security situation.

This advisory does not apply to the Red Sea coastal resorts of Hurghada (and its surroundings) and Sharm el-Sheikh, nor to the area from Luxor to Aswan along the upper Nile, where you should exercise a high degree of caution.

If you decide to travel to Egypt despite this advisory, plan your trip with a reputable Egyptian travel company or agency, as they are are well informed of the security situation and can better plan accordingly.

Register with the Registration of Canadians Abroad service.

It is up to you to decide what “non-essential travel” means, based on family or business requirements, knowledge of or familiarity with a country, territory or region, and other factors.

Avoid all travel There is an extreme risk to your personal safety and security.You should not travel to this country, territory or region.Avoid non-essential travel There are specific safety and security concerns that could put you at risk.You should reconsider your need to travel to the country, territory or region.If you are already in the country, territory or region, you should reconsider whether or not you really need to be there.If not, you should consider leaving while it is still safe to do so.