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Egypt announces implementation of national emergency

  • Author:Cynthia
  • Release Date:2018-04-17
  On the morning of April 14, 2018,EgyptThe official media reported that Egypt has implemented a state of emergency since April (the national emergency is maintained for 3 months).

Since April 2017, two bombings took place in an Egyptian church, causing at least 40 deaths and many injuries. Subsequently, Egypt announced the first national emergency for the first three months of the year.

In July 2017, October 2017 and January 2018, Egypt announced an extension of the state of emergency.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced again on April 14, 2018 the extension of the state of emergency and curfew.

The relevant Egyptian authorities stated that the extension of the state of emergency and curfew was to allow security forces to take measures to deal with terrorists and maintain national security.

In recent years, terrorist rebel movements in remote areas such as North Sinai in Egypt have killed hundreds of soldiers and police. In addition, the target of terrorist attacks has expanded from military officers to civilians. In the western desert bordering Egypt and Libya, there have been successive terrorist rebel attacks.

The Egyptian official communique stated that it will continue to prolong the curfew in parts of North Sinai. The curfew in the border town of Rafah near Gaza is from 7 pm local time to 6 am the next morning, and the curfew in Egypt EL-Arish is 1 am to 5 am.

      Because of the threat of terrorism, train stations, ports, airports, public or government buildings, embassies or consulates, schools and universities, places of worship, markets, hotels and restaurants frequented by foreigners/Westerners are particularly vulnerable.

Small partners should pay attention to the recent developments in Egypt that have recently shipped goods to Egypt or trade with Egypt. During the period of emergency in Egypt, we must pay attention to the safety of goods and customs clearance, and the most important thing is the personal safety guarantee of the relevant staff to minimize or avoid losses.