Say “I’m off to Egypt” and everyone will know exactly why you want to go: the Sphinx, the Pyramids, the Nile, the deserts, the tea… You’ll find all of these and then some when you visit this country. It’s quite literally a cultural gem with thousands and thousands of years of history to learn about.

But Egypt has had a hard time recently. Tourism took a nosedive after the 2011 Revolution, and after a multitude of terrorist attacks, the threat of being a victim remains a real risk. Things are looking up, however, but we totally understand if you’re wondering, “Is Egypt safe to travel to right now?”

We’re here to answer that question. We have created this bumper insider guide on staying safe in Egypt. We at The Broke Backpacker believe that you can and SHOULD be able to experience the unique cultures of the world by travelling smart. We’re going to show you how to do just that.

Whether you want to know if Egypt is safe to go to for solo female travellers, or if you want to know if you can take your family there, or even if you’re thinking of taking the plunge and moving there, don’t worry – you’ll find it all in this guide.

If you’re concerned about backpacking in Egypt, or even just taking a short trip there, we totally get it. Let us help you feel better about this country.