Landscape view of Egypt

Egypt πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¬

Cairo

Northern Africa, Africa

Egypt is part of Africa with capital at Cairo. Official language is Arabic. Egypt uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, Β°C). Time zone is UTC+02:00. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.

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“‘ 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 72.45 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 .

πŸ”Œ Sockets

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

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

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Last Updated: Wed Mar 06 2019