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09 Jun 2019 | 09:08 PM UTC

Egypt: African Cup of Nations football tournament June 21-July 19

Egypt News Alert

Egypt will host the 2019 African Cup of Nations football tournament from June 21 through July 19; heightened security measures expected around stadiums

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/6/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/19/2019, 10:59 PM (Africa/Cairo). COUNTRY/REGION Egypt, Cairo, Alexandria, Suez, Ismailia


The 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) will be held in Egypt from Friday, June 21, through Friday, July 19. Teams from 24 African countries will participate in Afcon, with matches being held in Cairo (Cairo International Stadium, 30 June Stadium, and Al Salam Stadium), Alexandria (Alexandria Stadium), Suez (Suez Stadium), and Ismaila (Ismaila Stadium). A full schedule of the matches and events can be found on the Afcon website. Heightened security measures are expected in the host cities, particularly near the stadiums, throughout the tournament. Crowded conditions and an increased demand for accommodations and transportation services are also likely.


Individuals in Egypt or traveling to the country during Afcon are advised to remain vigilant when visiting areas susceptible to terror activity (e.g. tourist sites, churches, international and government buildings, public transportation hubs, etc.), adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments, report suspicious behavior and objects to the authorities, and expect crowded conditions (increased demand for hotels, etc.).


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