Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Cairo (Egypt), Terrorists Targeting Christian Community

Terrorists have attacked targets associated with the Christian community in Egypt. Incidents have occurred in both urban and isolated settings. Additional attacks may be possible. The Egyptian Government has deployed police and military forces to protect Egyptian citizens and foreign visitors.

Until further notice, personnel assigned to the U.S. Mission in Egypt are prohibited from visiting religious sites outside greater Cairo. U.S. citizens residing in or visiting Egypt should take prudent steps to enhance their personal security and strictly follow the security guidance available in the Travel Warning for Egypt issued by the Department of State on December 23, 2016.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council