Egypt Travel Information
Flight Time: Approximately 5 to 7 hours direct from European countries and 11 hours direct from US (East coast) and 14 hours direct from US (West coast).
Time: Cairo time compare to your country time using this link
Passport and Visas: Passports must be valid for at least six months and most western countries should be fine to purchase a tourist visa upon arrival (30 U.S $) which allows them to stay in Egypt for up to one month . Some nationalities may be required to purchase a visa prior to arrival; you can find an Egyptian consulate or embassy in your home land by the Egyptian foreign ministry website for more info visit http://www.mfa.gov.eg/English/Pages/default.aspx
In 2019 Egypt Launched Electronic Visa Issuing online , Here is the Official Government web site link https://www.visa2egypt.gov.eg
Language: Arabic is the national language. English language is widely spoken around the country by Egyptians guides and citizens. As well many Egyptian guides are multilingual…
Currency: The Egyptian Pound (LE)
Currency restrictions by Egyptian law : Check latest requirements through visiting the electronic Visa web site As these regulations changes from time to time ...
ATM : can be found in all major towns and cities for exchange of Egyptian currency , Bank exchange rates differs and there are surcharges applies depends on your bank policy and the bank you using its machine .
Credit Cards : American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted in all but may not the smallest hotels and restaurants throughout the country it is wise to ask before you make a purchases or eating in a restaurant, and to keep receipts for checking exchange rates and charges on your statement for your records.
Banking working hours : Sun-Thurs 08:30-14:00. Currency exchange is generally also open in the evening 1800-2100.
Egypt duty free: The following items may be imported into Egypt by travelers over 18 without incurring customs duty;
- 200 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 200g of tobacco.
• A 2L of alcoholic beverages.
Or you can buy from duty free in all the Egyptian International Airports; you have 48 hours allowance to buy from your arrival time. Or you can buy local alcohol from many restaurants in the city of Hurghada …
Health: Public hospitals are open to tourists. The standard of care is good in most hospitals and most doctors are speaking good English, Many private hospitals accepts international insurance agency's and Dan insurance for divers are accepted with all hyper medic champers . If it happened and you are in need of emergency assistance during your stay as example; in self cater apartment and you can't reach to any body for help ( Usually just saying load help , you'll find some one checking on you as Egyptians are very helpful people by nature) , you dial 123 for an ambulance. Ensure if you alone to know where you at to mention to them. Make sure you have access to some funds as little as 1000 l.e as you'll be asked to pay for medical services, and always obtain a receipt for your insurance company and don't forget your insurance card . There are also no vaccinations needed to visit Egypt unless you are arriving from an infected area. Health certificate required if traveler is traveling to Egypt from an infected area. For recommended vaccinations by CDC before traveling https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/clinician/none/egypt
Electricity: European two-pin, 220V / 50Hz
Telephone: Egypt has an efficient telephone system and mobile network coverage. The country code for Egypt is +2. You can purchase a Simi card for as little and make international calls for as little as 10c a minute …
Egypt is a warm climate country all year around
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