In Egypt, keep public displays of affection to a minimum. Also be careful when taking photos. Always ask if it’s OK to take photos of someone or something before doing so. People in rural areas will naturally be suspicious of foreigners taking pictures of them, so it’s best to ask and be friendly first. At archaeological sites and museums, signs will guide you. Do not take photos of military officers, soldiers or government buildings. Please be advised that Egyptians are in general conservative, especially in the smaller villages. We advise women not to wear tight-fitting or revealing clothing when going on excursions. When visiting religious buildings like mosques, churches and monasteries, we recommend a shirt or blouse with long sleeves and trousers or a skirt below the knee.