Egypt More Dangerous for Tourists than Yemen

Posted: Mar. 12th, 2013  |  By DailyLuxe News

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Tourism in Egypt is likely to decline with the country designated as being more dangerous than Yemen, Pakistan, and Chad, reports NBC Nightly News.

The information stems from a special report on tourism from the World Economic Forum.  Over the past two years, outbursts of terrorism have been commonplace since a revolution led to President Hosni Mubarak being removed as Egypt’s top ranking government official.  

Oddly, the U.S State Department has current travel warnings in Yemen, Pakistan, and Chad, but there are no sanctions in Egypt.  

It is perhaps little wonder that tourists are spooked — amid ongoing political unrest, Molotov cocktails, gunfire and tear gas have become almost commonplace in some areas.