Is it safe for a single woman to travel to Egypt?1
Is it safe for a single woman to travel to Egypt?
Many single female travelers to Egypt ask the same question, Is it safe for a single woman to travel to Egypt? Well yes, but with caution and practicing common sense particularly when you are on the streets alone.
Through public education programs, the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights has persistently encouraged local women to speak up for their rights, which includes exposing these offenses against young and older women to officials. Throughout the years, an increasing number of Egyptians have begun to voice their concerns about this harassment issue. In part, this is because of increased media coverage. Harassers began to think twice before disturbing any girl once those highly powerful advertisements were launched. In recent years, Egypt’s rules on harassment have been tightened and made more serious in order to combat the problem. The rates of harassment offenses have dropped significantly, and we can assure you that the situation is now a lot better than years ago and the progress rate is very high and fast.
In order to not feel out of place in Egyptian culture, it could be a good idea to dress conservatively. Don’t be afraid to raise your voice, however, if someone is harassing you or making you uncomfortable. As universal as “Stop!” and “Walk away immediately”, you will get many people to stand by your side. Whenever possible, avoid going to bars or wandering alone in the evenings.
Egypt is a safe country in terms of statistics. Overall, Egyptians are quite hospitable when it comes to tourists; They will do whatever to show you the best side of their country! Keep yourself in check and you’ll be alright.
With Egypt United Tours itineraries, Egyptologist tour guides who have a long experience in tourism and dealing with many tourists from different nationalities will be with you through most of the day. If you have decided to walk and explore the city on your own, there is nothing wrong, but like any other country, be careful; For example buddying up with someone, not wandering in vacant streets, avoiding strangers, etc.
We advise you to book one of our private tour packages to Egypt to have your own private transportation and tour guide. We also have professional female tour guides if you prefer.