Egypt international travel guide in 2024

Egypt international travel guide in 2024

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Egypt travel details 🇪🇬
Egypt has a population of 91M with main currency as Egyptian Pound. The languages spoken are Arabic. Egypt travel safety advice is Reconsider your need to travel. Automatic teller machines are rare in Egypt. Tipping is expected in Egypt since staff depend on tips to supplement their often minimum wages. Internet speed in Egypt is on average 1.7 Mbps.In Egypt you drive on the right side.

Egypt travel advice

Reconsider your need to travel
We've reviewed our advice and continue to advise reconsider your need to travel to Egypt. Other levels apply in some areas. Terrorist attacks could occur anywhere in Egypt. Potential targets include religious sites and tourist locations. The situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories could lead to increased tensions, and the security situation could deteriorate with little notice. Increased tensions in the Middle East may result in airspace closures, flight cancellations and diversions, and other travel disruptions. Avoid all demonstrations and protests. Peaceful protests and rallies can turn violent at short notice. Be aware, follow the advice of local authorities and monitor local media for updates. The Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt may be closed or have highly restricted access, which is subject to change at short notice. It has been subject to air strikes in recent months. We advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Egypt overall due to the threat of terrorism. Other levels apply in some areas.

Issue Date : May 30, 2024

Egypt weather

Egypt essential details

Plugs

Egypt uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Arabic

Money in Egypt

Currencies

Egypt uses the Egyptian pound (symbol: E£), code EGP.Banknotes come in denominations of 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 pounds. Pound is subdivided into 100 piastres. Coins come in denominations of 1 pound and 50 and 25 piastres.

ATM

Automatic teller machines are rare in Egypt. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping

Expected to tip Tipping is expected in Egypt since staff depend on tips to supplement their often minimum wages. Receipts usually include a service charge.

Internet in Egypt

Internet

Internet speed in Egypt is on average 1.7 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Egypt is low. It is not as easy to find one.

Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 72.36 EGP, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: Etisalat, Orange, Vodafone or WE (by Telecom Egypt). Egypt uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Egypt upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Calling

To call Egypt, dial +, then 20 (the country code for Egypt), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Egypt, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 2 .

Driving in Egypt

Road rules

In Egypt you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on motorways, 100 km/h (62 mph) on expressways, 60 km/h (37 mph) in all built-up areas and 90 km/h (55 mph) on undivided highways.

Emergecy

Police
156, 155
Ambulance
112
Fire department
110

Egypt map

Egypt visa advice

If you're considering exploring Egypt beyond the usual transit spots, our comprehensive guide on Egypt transit visa offers deeper insights and broader options for travelers of different nationalities. For those transiting through other countries en route to Egypt, understanding Egypt Transit Visa requirements is crucial to ensure a smooth journey.

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The information in the site should be used as a guide only. You are advised to contact your local official mission/consulate/embassy and ensure you have the latest information. We take no responsibility.