"I'm planing to visit Egypt in mid August.. Is it safe in Egypt now? What is the latest situation there. If it is relativly safe, then I will proceed with my bookings...Thank you very much!"
Is Egypt safe? I have been getting this question frequently for the last couple of weeks now. So I thought I'd share my answer with you all here :)
Egypt is perfectly safe and especially Sinai! I can assure you, you will be most welcomed as a tourist by all Egyptians.
Most of the Europian embassies's recommendation is "avoid public gatherings and disturbances", and this is a very good advice no matter where you travel. Also you should carry some form of photographic ID at all times.
This year, I spent whole april and 1st half of may in Cairo and Dahab - Sinai, experienced no problems whatsoever, had a wonderful time and fell in love with Egypt once again :)
Honestly, if you are looking to avoid the crowds, this is a great time to visit Egypt. According to the Washington Post, tourism is down 80% compared to last year.So if seeing Egypt has always been your dream, this is a good time to turn the dream into reality.
And at the end I'll quote Jon Taylor from World Travel Man : "Go to Egypt. That's an order. Stop reading and go!" xD