Gay men have been prosecuted using debauchery and public morals laws with prison terms of up to 17 years. Recently the Egyptian government launched a large crack-down on the LGBT community arresting people in a series of raids. The situation for the local LGBT community in Cairo remains very tense.
Solo male gay travelers should not use gay dating apps while here as the police are known to target app users. Public displays of affection should be avoided. The underground gay scene for visiting foreigner people can be difficult and risky.