BODYGUARD SERVICES IN EGYPT: WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
Are you planning a trip to Egypt for business or pleasure? When you consult government travel advice websites from the Netherlands, the UK or the US, you will stumble on some mixed information. So, do you need private security guard or bodyguard services in Egypt?
The Dutch government’s travel advice expresses yellow (there are risks), orange (necessary travel only), and red (do not travel) advice. The British government website displays green (seek travel advice), orange (essential travel), and red (no travel) areas. Orange level 3 (reconsider travel) is what the American website (in orange) states. Confusing? Yes, if you are unfamiliar with the country or the region, this information is very confusing.
What you actually need to do depends on your goals. In any case, considering the mixed advice, seek travel advice from a specialist security company that can help you with pre-trip planning and travel protection. Infinite Risks is such a company. We operate globally, offering various services. Discover what we can do for you to safeguard yourself, your family, or your colleagues in this article.
HOW SAFE IS EGYPT?
The Arab Republic of Egypt is a so-called transcontinental country. This means the country spans two continents. Most of Egypt is situated in Africa, while only a small part of the land (Sinai Peninsula) belongs to the southwest corner of Asia. The republic was formed in 1922 after it became independent from Great Britain’s regime. Since the mid-20th century, religious and political conflicts have afflicted the country, resulting in economic underdevelopment, poverty, and terrorism.
Egypt’s economy predominantly depends on oil, agriculture, and tourism and is known for being one of the most diverse in the Middle East. The government is set to develop and modernize the agricultural sector (improving food production and water usage), the energy sector (creating a distinct profile as an energy hub), and water facilities (finding alternatives for their sole source, the Nile).
Due to terrorist attacks during the last decade in holiday resorts and tourist attractions and violent demonstrations in cities, tourism has been slower than before. However, since 2019, travel agencies will have you believe that the country has returned to the safety level similar to before the revolution.
DO YOU NEED BODYGUARD SERVICES IN EGYPT?
What does all this information mean? What can you do to stay safe as a business traveler or a tourist? Following the information governments convey about safety in Egypt confirms that the safety situation has improved in the last couple of years. The risk of a terrorist attack has decreased but not disappeared. Egypt police and military forces take security measures and survey public places, streets, and locations where many people converge.
Another cultural aspect to consider is human rights. The situation in Egypt is called ‘precarious’. Women are not regarded as equal to men, there is no room for an LBTIQ+ community, widespread corruption and freedom of speech is limited.
So, what about the color-indicated areas? A significant part of Egypt, including the capital of Cairo, major cities Suez and Alexandria, as well as seaside resorts such as Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh are located in the ‘safe zone’. This is relatively speaking, as the general safety in Egypt differs from western countries. Using public transport, walking the streets, and visiting tourist attractions require you always to be aware of crazy drivers, petty theft and robbery.
WHAT EVERY FORM OF SECURITY IN EGYPT REQUIRES
Keeping yourself, your loved ones, or colleagues safe means you must plan meticulously and conduct a risk assessment before you go, preferably by a professional, experienced and international operation agency. Whether you can do business or travel for leisure purposes to your destination is what we know because it lies in the yellow zone. We know precisely where the orange zone stops and where the red zone (no-go) starts.
If you plan to travel to Egypt by yourself, make sure you know where you are going and who you are meeting. Let us help you prepare a travel risk management system. We can assess the risk level you face and what you must do to keep yourself and your entourage safe.
We provide various high-end security services to attain your business or leisure goals. From protecting you and your family with our bodyguard services in Egypt to getting there accompanied by a travel bodyguard and from secure local transportation to (special) event security. You can even ask for personal assistance in the form of hotel and restaurant reservations.
BODYGUARD SERVICES IN EGYPT
Our staff is Dutch, British and American, and all speak multiple languages. We know our way around the region and have close contact with local authorities and vetted executive protection and secure transportation partners.
We invite you to contact us with any security requirements you may have. As a Dutch security company, we provide security and protection services around the globe. Please feel free to contact us for more information about our bodyguard services in Egypt and find out what we can do for you.