Egypt ranks 8th safest country on Gallup index of safety



Tue, 19 Nov 2019 - 10:50 GMT


Tue, 19 Nov 2019 - 10:50 GMT

Part of Egypt's national road network project - File

Part of Egypt's national road network project - File

CAIRO, 19 November 2019: Egypt has ranked as the 8th safest country internationally and 2nd safest at the Middle East after the United Arab of Emirates (UAE) on Gallup index for this year.

According to Gallup’s report received by Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli, Egypt has advanced this year comparing with the previous reports, including 2018’s which ranked Egypt as the the 16th.


Singapore ranked first on the index obtaining 97 points while the UAE got 93 points placing it at the third rank at the international level and the first at the Arab level.

The world's biggest travel publisher, Lonely Planet says on its website that Egypt has a “negligible incidence of crime, violent compared with many Western countries” adding that “you will feel generally safe walking around day or night.”

“Crime in Egypt is still significantly less prevalent than in many Western countries. You can usually leave your camera with the guard at the entrance to a tomb, or your bag with the concierge of a hotel, without worrying whether it will be there, and intact, when you get back.” Lonely Planet says.

Eliminating terrorism and crimes has been Egypt’s priority during the past three years, aiming at guaranteeing security and stability along with restoring the tourism old rates before 2011.

In February 2018, the Army launched a military operation titled "Comprehensive Operation Sinai 2018," targeting the hotbeds of terrorists nationwide especially in Northern and Central Sinai.

In January, Bloomberg published a list of top cruise destinations recommended for tourists in 2019 where Egypt ranked second after Cuba preceding six other destinations including Turkey and Indonesia.


The agency mentioned that the itineraries of luxury lines will mostly include stops in the country. It named the ocean lines Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Oceania Cruises, and Silversea as they will announce visits to Safaga port city as well as Luxor by bus from the Red Sea governorate in the spring and fall.

Bloomberg also highlighted Nile cruises that consist of stops in Luxor, Aswan, and Cairo naming the river line Oberoi Philae.



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