Safety for Females
Egypt has become the safest and safest country in Africa, and even surpassed the United States and Britain in safety rates, according to the Gallup International Annual Report.
The Foundation issued its annual annual report on law and order in 135 countries around the world, and Egypt ranked 16th, ranked as the most secure in Africa, and surpassed its security standards over Britain, which came in 21st and the United States, in 35th.
While one of the most secular Arab countries in the region, Egypt is nevertheless Muslim by culture and religion. The call to prayer resounds five times per day from the minarets, and women tend to cover their heads, even if they don't wear the full veil.
In modern parts of Cairo, Alexandria and Luxor, young women will do their best to ensure that their shawls are trendy and attractive, and clothing will be conservatively cut, if still liberally styled and worn.
Try to do your best to fit in with the crowd if you want to avoid undue attention. In Egypt, particularly outside of the large cities, men aren't used to seeing women showing so much skin in public. Just remember: you aren't there to change the existing culture. You're there to experience a new one so dress modestly.
If you are catching a taxi, try not to sit in the front seat if you are traveling alone. If traveling in Cairo, the metro has women only carriages and when using public transport in general, try to sit next to another women or families. Try also to travel outside peak hours where possible.
Statistically, Egypt is a very safe country. Egyptians are, by and large, very friendly and welcoming to travelers and will do anything to try and show you the best side of their nation. No time is this more apparent than in the wake of burgeoning Egyptian democracy and similar occurrences in neighboring countries.
Street safety in Egypt
A safe experience
Egypt currently ranks level 2 on the U.S. Department of State’s four-level safety ranking travel advisory system, with level 1 including the lowest risk locations and level 4 the highest. Egypt is joined at level 2 by the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium, Brazil, Spain and China.
Egypt was recently ranked the safest country in Africa — higher than both the United States and the United Kingdom, coming in 16th out 135 countries worldwide, according to the 2018 Gallup Global Law and Order Report.
Security and safety in Egyptian universities
Egyptian universities and institutes are located in safe areas, safety and security are supervised by specialized groups, where students feel safe in the campuses
The campuses are also monitored by cameras throughout the day, and the identity of students at universities is confirmed daily to ensure they are affiliated with them.