Thousands of protesters continue to gather in Cairo, Suez, Alexandria and Luxor, in an uprising against Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.

The protests have now put the country into a state of civil unrest. Foreign Offices around the world have urged travellers to avoid visiting Egypt due to its level of instability. High incidences of looting, vigilantism, prison escapes and “open revolt” have now enveloped the country and as the world looks on, Egypt’s future is uncertain.  

© W.M. Wiggins via YourLifeIsATrip.comAt our sister site,, our ‘Ask the Captain’ columnist, W.M. Wiggins, just evacuated Cairo via Rome and reports on his experiences.

READ his FIRST-PERSON REPORT FROM EGYPT confirming that the situation is extremely volatile and due to demonstrations and vigilante-style community protection actions, making the streets unsafe for travelers.

If you, or any travelers you know, are currently in Egypt, you might find this Evacuation Guide  from our partners at helpful. 

To travel safely and stay up to date on what’s happening in Egypt, what to do, and what the government is saying, READ MORE.

And to our Egyptian friends, please know that you are in our thoughts and that we’re hoping for a positive and speedy resolution.



Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".