Egypt is relaxing its ban on photography in public places

Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
(Image credit: Anton Petrus via Getty Images)

Egypt’s tourism ministry has just announced it is relaxing regulations on street photography but photos that are of children or ‘damage the country’s image’ are still forbidden. This is welcome news for tourists and residents who could have had their cameras confiscated if they were caught sneaking a photo. 

From the Pyramids of Giza to The Valley of the Kings in Luxor to Rameses II in Abu Sible, there are some incredible things to photograph in Egypt but until recently all forms of photography were banned. While many tourists would risk taking a photo there was always the chance their camera equipment could be confiscated. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.