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Egypt international travel guide

Landscape view of Egypt

Egypt

Egypt is part of Africa with main city at Cairo. It's usually 🌀️ 13.43 °C in Egypt with a rainfall of 🌧 6.11 mm. 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. Its Developing country with a population of 91M people. The main currency is Egyptian Pound. The languages spoken are Arabic. Automatic teller machines are rare in Egypt. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
πŸ‘ Developing Β  🌀️ ~13.43 Β°C Β  🌧 ~6.11 mmΒ  πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ 91M people

Advice

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety

Do not travel

There is a nationwide partial curfew from 12am to 4am. Face masks are mandatory in public places. There are restrictions on schools, universities, cafes, bars, clubs hotels and tourist locations. International flights resumed on 1 July, but options remain limited. There are also some airlines that have semi-regular flights out of Egypt. If you wish to return to Australia, you should take advantage of these flights. Follow the Australian Embassy in Cairo's social media accounts for updates. If you travel to Egypt despite our advice, you'll need to provide evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of your travel. We advise you: Do not travel to to Egypt.

issued date: June 26, 2020

Weather

🌀️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

πŸ”Œ Sockets

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

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Arabic

Money

πŸ’± Currencies Used

Egypt uses the Egyptian pound (symbol: EΒ£), 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.

🏧 ATMs

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 β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ 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.

Calling

πŸ“‘ 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.

πŸ“± 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.

πŸ“ž 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

πŸ›£οΈ 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.

πŸ†˜ Emergency

Police

156, 155

Ambulance

112

Fire department

110

Useful Information
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Last updated: January 1, 2021