Welcome to Marsa Alam - Egypt's up and coming resort.
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DON't BE AFRAID TO VISIT THIS BEAUTIFUL, FASCINATING AND WELCOMING COUNTRY.
7 November 2015 - The risk of a major terror attack in the Marsa Alam area or of any bomb being smuggled onto an aircraft at Marsa Alam remains remote. Not only are Egyptian authorities being more vigilant than ever with extra checks and security measures after the tragic incident in Sinai but also Marsa Alam airport has always been run by a completely separate management group than that which runs Sharm El Sheikh. These measures are even more rigorous for staff than for passengers and I would have no hesitation in travelling with my family on an flight in or out of Marsa Alam today, tomorrow or any time.
There are also other crucial differences between Sharm El Sheikh and Marsa Alam. Sharm is on the southern tip of Sinai where a significant minority of the locals are opposed to government from Cairo whereas in the Marsa Alam area not only is the local population very small but it is much more supportive of the central government, particularly because they themselves are also very dependent on tourism.
However in the short term over the next days and possibly weeks you are advised to turn up early to allow for the extra checks that will be taking place. For the moment it would be prudent to allow three hours. Disembarking passengers on the other hand shouldn't notice any significant change - Marsa Alam is a small and efficiently run airport with passengers being able to pass through immigration and customs faster than most international airports.
Don't let the terrorists win by intimidating anyone to stay at home. Terror attacks have struck this year in Tunisia, Turkey, France and other holiday destinations but no one knows where in the world they might try to attack next. - what is certain is that from today Egyptian airports will have far better security measures than ever before. My advice would be to book your holiday now and enjoy the legendary hospitality of the land of the pharaohs.