Security Alert: U.S. Embassy, Cairo Egypt

December 28, 2018

Event: The Government of Egypt confirmed that an explosive device blew up a tourist bus on Marioteya Road in Giza, Egypt, this evening. There are reports of injuries and fatalities. U.S. citizens are recommended to avoid the area.

Actions to Take:

* Avoid Affected Areas
* Follow instructions of local authorities
* Be aware of your surroundings
* Notify friends and family of your location

Travelers may also:

* Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program: to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

*Contact the U.S. Embassy in Egypt. For non-emergency inquiries, U.S. citizens may send an email to the American Citizens Services Unit at