Is it safe to travel on holidays to Egypt?

Sarah Coles



Protesters under fire
Protesters under fire

The explosive escalation of violence in Egypt yesterday, as the military moved in to clear protesters from camps around Cairo, shocked a horrified world. The authorities estimate that at least 523 people were killed and 874 injured in the violence. It brings the total dead to more than 700 since the army overthrew President Morsi on 3 July, 2013.

It has led to speculation that the country could be on the brink of civil war, as a month-long state of emergency has been declared. It has also raised questions as to whether it is safe for holidaymakers to travel to Egypt.