Egypt is home to some of the world’s most continuous human civilizations and layers upon layers of history, culture and conquest are piled on top of each other (in many cases literally). Ancient temples, statues, and tombs coexist with 1,500 year old churches and 1,000 year old mosques. Egypt’s culture and social fabric is complex, with traditions and religions interwoven over time. Politically, the country is in a period of recovery following an Arab Spring revolution and a coup to topple the Muslim Brotherhood government. Tourism, Egypt’s most important economic driver, plummeted during the revolution, and has now entered a period of carefully-managed recovery. Tourist Police are on guard to safeguard tourists, and while freedom of movement is restricted with them present, there are still numerous ways to get off the beaten path and experience true Egyptian hospitality.
TOURIST POLICE AND TRAVEL IN EGYPT
Tourism is recovering in Egypt