Post-Mubarak Egypt

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During the civil uprising in Egypt beginning in January, which resulted in the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak on Feb. 11, most visitors evacuated the country, but by late February the Egyptian government had reopened most tourism locations, and most airports were operating. During the protests, some looting occurred at the Egyptian Museum on Tahrir Square, but the Tutan­kha­mun treasures are safe and again on display.

Many tour operators suspended tours for a few months; their policies for cancellations, refunds and rebookings vary widely. At press time, the US State Department recommended deferring nonessential travel to Egypt, adding that US citizens each should carry ID and a cell phone that works in Egypt.

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During the civil uprising in Egypt beginning in January, which resulted in the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak on Feb. 11, most visitors evacuated the country, but by late February the Egyptian government had reopened most tourism locations, and most airports were operating. During the protests, some looting occurred at the Egyptian Museum on Tahrir Square, but the Tutan­kha­mun treasures are safe and again on display.

Many tour operators suspended tours for a few months; their policies for cancellations, refunds and rebookings vary widely. At press time, the US State Department recommended deferring nonessential travel to Egypt, adding that US citizens each should carry ID and a cell phone that works in Egypt.