Travel Concerns About the Middle East
Travel concerns about the Middle East have been a relatively hot topic.
Understandably, whenever there are wars or rumors of war, this will affect tourism in the region.
When the war broke out in Israel in the early days of October, travel brands were quick to cancel or shift their itineraries away from Israel.
However, folks who might have a river cruise booked on the Nile wonder, “Is it safe?”
We were addressing similar questions when Russia attacked Ukraine. Hungary shares a small border with Ukraine, so some were afraid to be near Ukraine for fear that the war might spill into Hungary.
I understand people’s fear, but it was doubtful that Russia would involve a NATO country in its war with Ukraine, and the Danube river cruises continued without interruption.
I suspect the same thing is true here. Hamas is unlikely to let this war spill into Egypt as Egypt is the only place for refugees to escape the war.
Further, Cairo is over 300 miles from the Egpyt and Israel border. That is the distance from Phoenix to Los Angeles.
And while I’m no international relations expert, I don’t see this mess spilling into Egypt.
Further, the Nile River cruises are operating with no interference from what is happening in neighboring Israel.
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