We work hard to make your trip to Egypt both safe and enjoyable. We closely monitor any concerns, and therefore we need to report some robbery incidents that have occurred.
There have been several incidents of non-violent unarmed robberies taking place, usually near bridges in Cairo. These usually involve several men who approach tourists in plain clothes and claim to be police officers. They ask for wallets and purses and take only money, returning such items as passports. They do show fake police identification. Local police are aware of these incidents.