On 10 May 2024, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo issued a Security Alert, which reads in part as follows: “The U.S. Embassy wishes to remind U.S. citizens in Egypt of existing security guidance. The Embassy is aware of reports of a foreign national resident killed in an attack in Alexandria, Egypt on May 7, 2024. This incident may be related to recent developments in the Israel-Hamas conflict. Egyptian authorities continue to investigate the incident. U.S. citizens are urged to remain alert to local security developments and be vigilant at all times throughout the country.

“The Department of State’s current Travel Advisory for Egypt advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel due to the potential for terrorist attacks. The Egyptian government regularly addresses security concerns and visibly augments its security presence at high-profile locations.

“As a matter of general practice, U.S. citizens should avoid areas where large gatherings may occur. Even demonstrations or events intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence. U.S. citizens in Egypt are urged to monitor local news reports and plan their activities accordingly.”