Egypt Holiday Claims

Illness, Sickness and Accident Compensation Service

Egypt attracts many holiday makers each year who are looking for a great weather, archaeological treasures eg pyramids, temples and tombs and a modern culture. However, not all of us come back from our holidays with fond memories.

  • Have you been ill or sick whilst on holiday in Egypt?
    • Had food poisoning? or
    • Become ill due to poor hygiene standards at your hotel or resort?
  • Suffered an injury or accident on holiday?
Egypt Hotel Beach Scene

We understand your holiday is a very special hard earned occasion - if your holiday has been ruined through no fault of your own then under English Law and specifically the Package Travel Regulations 1992 you are entitled to be compensated by your tour operator if you booked a package deal.

Illness / Sickness Bugs

Common types of illness that occur often in Egypt are:

See above in our illness hotspots map which hotels in Egypt have had illness outbreaks noted.

Case Examples

Egypt Holiday Illness Hotel Outbreak

We are instructed by 20 holiday makers who suffered illness on holiday at a large all-inclusive hotel in the Egyptian Red Sea resort. The holiday makers tested positive for a range of bacterial pathogens including Salmonella food poisoning. Others tested positive for Cryptosporidium – a bacterial infection often caused by swimming pool water contaminated by human faeces. Others in the group contracted E-Coli – suggesting that the hotel was far from hygienic. The holiday makers are now pursuing substantial compensation claims for their ruined holidays and personal injuries.

Salmonella at Egyptian Hotel

We are pursuing compensation claims for 24 holiday makers who became ill at an Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh during May and June 2010. Some of the holiday makers contracted salmonella food poisoning at the hotel and others Shigella – a nasty bacterial infection which causes projectile vomiting and profuse diarrhoea. The holiday makers complain that standards of hygiene at the hotel were poor with the food left exposed to insects and served lukewarm and in some cases under cooked – common causes of food poisoning. The tour operator has made compensation offers.

Victim of Salmonella food poisoning at hotel in Egypt receives compensation

Salmonella at Hotel in Egypt – Our client received £4,500 after contracting Salmonella food poisoning during an all-inclusive holiday in Egypt. The tour operator admitted liability as Salmonella can be avoided if food is cooked properly.

Accidents / Injuries

Common types of holiday accidents that can occur include:

  • Slipping on wet steps and stairs
  • Slips in restaurants
  • Slip and trip on broken floor tiles
  • Road traffic and coach crash accidents

Case Example

Broken hip after slipping in Egyptian Hotel

Our client sustained a broken hip when she slipped on a spillage at a hotel in Egypt whilst on holiday. The floor was made of marble and hotel guests were permitted to carry drinks about the area which inevitably spilt. The cleaning regime at the hotel was inadequate consequently leading to our client’s accident. Our client is now pursuing a substantial claim for compensation against her tour operator who under the Package Travel Regulations 1992 is responsible for the accident.

Holiday Resorts in Egypt

If you have suffered an illness or injury abroad due to the negligence of a third party whatever the hotel, resort or location we can help. Listed below are just some of the most common resorts in Egypt:

  • Red Sea and Sinai
  • Sharm El Sheikh
  • Hurgada
  • Taba Heights
  • Aswan
  • Dahab
  • El Gouna
  • Luxor
  • Makedi Bay
  • Cairo
  • Marsa Alam
  • Giza
  • Alexandria
  • Nuweiba
  • Siwa
  • Um El Sid
  • Sharks Bay
  • Port Ghalib

Compensation Enquiry

If you have suffered an illness or accident in Egypt then call our Team now on freephone: 0808 145 1353 or complete our no-obligation online enquiry form to see how we can help you claim compensation.

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Nick Harris - Head of International Travel Law - Manchester

Nick Harris
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