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To Go or Not to Go: 2014

Sure, the world can be a dangerous place, but we're happy to report progress in some notorious trouble spots. Here, the up-to-the-minute scoop on what countries to avoid, where to tread carefully, and where you can kick back and relax!

To Go or Not to Go: Don't go...yet.

Egypt

We were really hoping this would be the year we were able to upgrade Egypt to "maybe" status. Unfortunately, according to this article by NBC News, 49 people were killed and more than 247 were injured during violent clashes this past weekend marking the third anniversary of the country's recent revolution, so maybe it's best to wait until things settle down again. The U.S. Department of State released an official Travel Alert on Jan. 14th cautioning travelers about ongoing political and social unrest, however it also states that "the security situation in most tourist centers, including Luxor, Aswan, the Luxor-Aswan Nile cruise routes, and Red Sea/Southern and Western Sinai resorts has been calm," stressing that American visitors should remain vigilant and pay attention to developments. If you do travel to Egypt, the U.S. Department of State warns against participating in demonstrations—even seemingly peaceful ones—as you could wind up getting caught in the middle or inadvertently become a target because you are a foreigner. Please check this website for further updates.

To Go or Not to Go: Don't go...yet.

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