Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Cairo, Egypt (February 27, 2019)

Location: Cairo, Egypt

Event:  Security Incident at Ramsis Train Station in Cairo

Authorities report a train accident at the Ramsis Station in Ramsis Square, Al Fagalah, Cairo. Please avoid the area and monitor local media for updates.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid area of Ramsis Train Station.   Monitor local media for updates.
  • Please sign up for Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) for security updates at
  • Get SMS from the Embassy by sending your phone # to

For Assistance:

  • State Department – Consular Affairs
  • 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
  • Egypt Country Information 
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