The Embassy urges U.S. citizens to exercise appropriate caution and good personal security practices in connection with calls for demonstrations and acts of violence from June 30 through July 3, the anniversary of the 2013 removal of the Morsi government. The Egyptian government has announced a plan to deploy extra security forces nationwide at vital infrastructure, government buildings, and diplomatic facilities.
The Embassy is not aware of any specific, credible threat against Americans or other foreigners in Egypt. However, recent terror attacks in Egypt and elsewhere in the region demonstrate the need for sustained caution and high security awareness at all times.
For the latest security information, U.S. citizens traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department of State’s Internet website where the Worldwide Caution, Country Specific Information for Egypt, Travel Warnings, and Travel Alerts, can be found. Follow us on Twitter and the Bureau of Consular Affairs page on Facebook.
Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada, or, for callers outside of the United States and Canada, on a regular toll-line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
U.S. citizens are advised to maintain valid travel documents and enroll with the Department of State or the U.S. Embassy Cairo through the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program website. If you enroll we can keep you up to date with important safety and security announcements and can also help your family and friends get in touch with you in an emergency. U.S. citizens without Internet access may enroll directly with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
For non-emergency inquiries, U.S. citizens may send an email to the American Citizens Services Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org. For emergencies after business hours and on weekends and holidays, U.S. citizens can contact the Embassy Duty Officer via the Embassy switchboard at 2797-3300. The Embassy is located at 5 Tawfik Diab Street (formerly known as Latin America Street), Garden City, Cairo.