Travelling to Cairo airport during curfew hours

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Travelling to Cairo airport during curfew hours

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Does anyone know about Travelling to Cairo airport during curfew hours? are people being allowed to travel if they have an early morning flight? I have read on a few sites that if you show your flight details and passports at check points then you will be fine.Any advice would be great thanks.


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Re: Travelling to Cairo airport during curfew hours

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I have heard they shoot white people breaking the curfew, trying to cross the airport however indiscreetly from international to internal/domestic. Or vici-versa as in your case...
I also hear that they search your various cavity's 'rubber glove stuff, looking for illegally imported or exported alcohol.
Be nice, smile, show them your booze offer them a bottle and 'away you go, booze intact, just be nice, 'there are nice people behind those uniforms, just like you and me.
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I only wanted serious answers lol. but thanks anyway. :P
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Re: Travelling to Cairo airport during curfew hours

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He's right, there are nice people behind the uniforms - just like you and me.
Whoever sold you airline ticket should know, if not try Egyptair.
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Re: Travelling to Cairo airport during curfew hours

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I would think if you had a ticket that you would be fine assuming the soldiers managing the checkpoints can read airplane tickets. However, unexpected incidents could happen so I would just avoid booking a night flight myself. Curfew doesn't start until midnight anyway and since most flights that leave early leave after 3 or 4am and you have to be at the airport in advance of your flight I would just get there before midnight. Another issue would be finding a taxi driver willing to take you as he won't have a ticket when he leaves the airport to prove why he is driving around the streets after curfew. It might be best to book your transport in that case with a tour company that has cars that are clearly marked for tourist purposes. I don't break curfew though so I can't tell you from experience.
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Re: Travelling to Cairo airport during curfew hours

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Thanks for your replies,Ive been in Egypt since March this is my return flight back with BA leaving at 8am,meaning i will have to leave my town around 4am, Probs best i stay in the airport hotel the night before. Thanks once again.
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Re: Travelling to Cairo airport during curfew hours

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Glyphdoctor wrote:I would think if you had a ticket that you would be fine assuming the soldiers managing the checkpoints can read airplane tickets. However, unexpected incidents could happen so I would just avoid booking a night flight myself. Curfew doesn't start until midnight anyway and since most flights that leave early leave after 3 or 4am and you have to be at the airport in advance of your flight I would just get there before midnight. Another issue would be finding a taxi driver willing to take you as he won't have a ticket when he leaves the airport to prove why he is driving around the streets after curfew. It might be best to book your transport in that case with a tour company that has cars that are clearly marked for tourist purposes. I don't break curfew though so I can't tell you from experience.
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