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Travel restrictions - Luxor to Aswan by road

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Travel restrictions - Luxor to Aswan by road

Are there currently any road travel restrictions between Luxor and Aswan? I thought I read somewhere that travel was prohibited during certain times of the day/night, but I can't trace that information. I know that at one time you needed a police escort/convoy - but I believe this is no longer the case.

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1. Re: Travel restrictions - Luxor to Aswan by road

When I did that trip in Sept '10 it was (only for tourists) between 06:00 and 18:00.

Edited: 07 June 2011, 12:30
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2. Re: Travel restrictions - Luxor to Aswan by road

I did the road trip Nov 2010 and it was also only between 6am and 6pm.

To the best of my knowledge this hasn't changed, but...'It is Egypt'! lol!

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3. Re: Travel restrictions - Luxor to Aswan by road

Thanks for the info - but do the times mean the journey must be completed by 6pm (arrival in Aswan) or at least started before 6pm?

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Tripster1,

I did a day trip by car. I thought we left Aswan far too early, and certainly for my liking, but infact we got into trouble by being late (or rather my driver got some verbal agro) through one of the checkpoints. I'm not sure exactly what time we left Aswan but it was certainly before sunset and probably around 4pm. So I think you are supposed to have cleared the final check point in the time.

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Our driver got shouted at when we arrived late at a check point between Aswan & Luxor, even though they knew he had had to change a flat tyre - passing police men had stopped to watch him changing the tyre and had radioed ahead.

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We visited Aswan in '09 and there was still a convoy (early start). So we had longer in Aswan our guide arranged train tickets for our return journey. She drove back with the driver in the minibus, and picked us up at Luxor station to drive us back to the hotel. Seemed bonkers, but I suppose that's Egypt!

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7. Re: Travel restrictions - Luxor to Aswan by road

Tripster

Just to clarify

As a Tourist you are not allowed on the road AFTER 18:00 or BEFORE 06:00

Essentially you're not allowed during the night, but they use a fixed timer for sunset.

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8. Re: Travel restrictions - Luxor to Aswan by road

Thanks to all for your feedback - I think I will stay overnight in Luxor and travel on to Aswan in the morning just to make sure.

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