Israel and some Muslim countries are amazing travel destinations. But I worry about the safety of the trip.

Are Muslim countries and Israel safe/considerably safer to travel to when it's Ramadan? I'm specially interested in Egypt and Israel.

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    Safer compared to what? Just because a country follows a particular religion doesn't make it less safe than others. I've felt less safe in my hometown of Baltimore (US) than I have visiting Indonesia (Muslim country). Aug 4 '17 at 17:10
  • @RoddyoftheFrozenPeas: Safer regarding terror attacks. Aug 4 '17 at 17:26
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    And which Muslim countries? Iran is wildly different than Afghanistan in terms of safety. Also, what do you expect to change in Israel during Ramadan?
    – Kuba
    Aug 4 '17 at 17:36
  • So you're asking whether the incredibly small probability of being caught in a terror attack while you are visiting Israel or Egypt is higher or lower during Ramadan; is that correct? Whether it's higher or lower, it's still incredibly small.
    – phoog
    Aug 4 '17 at 17:50
  • Are you interested in travelling to Israel and Egypt in the same trip? When I visited Israel (not recently) I learnt they would not let me in if I had stamps from certain countries in my passport, so I had to apply for a temporary entry permit. Aug 4 '17 at 18:28

A quick Google search for "terrorist activity during ramadan" shows that nowadays Ramadan isn't making Muslim places safer.

On the other hand, I would advise against going to Muslim countries during Ramadan, unless you're Muslim yourself. Activity level is generally lower, many places are closed - including not just bars and nightclubs, but even some swimming pools - and there are other restrictions, which depend on the country. Thus you might have issues trying to follow your regular schedule - such as eating or drinking water during the day.

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