Pyramids at Giza … and other sites have reopened

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has lifted its restrictions on travel to Egypt. The Office no longer advises against going to Cairo (all four governorates, including Giza), Alexandria, and Suez.

This follows the easing of restrictions on travel to Luxor late last week.

In Egypt, there is a nationwide curfew (midnight to 6am) and visitors are asked to respect this however, the curfew is not being enforced in the Red Sea Resort areas or in Luxor.

As a further sign that things are getting back to normal after the political demonstrations, authorities in Egypt have reopened the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

Tarek El Awady, director of the museum, told Reuters: “It was very important for us to open the museum to stop the rumours like ‘the mask of King Tutankhamun was stolen’ or there had been an orgy of looting …

“This is a chance for visitors to see for themselves.”

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