From the pyramids of Giza to the tombs of Luxor, Egypt is an enchanting destination with a fascinating history. It is the link between North Africa and the Middle East, with influences from both evident throughout the country. With over 1,200 kilometers of coastline along the Red Sea, eastern Egypt is a popular resort area for sun seekers and scuba divers. The capital city of Cairo is not as popular with travelers, but Old Cairo is well-preserved.
QUICK EGYPT FACTS
Currency: Egyptian pound can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Egypt, however keep in mind that smaller cities or towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it with you.
Power Points: Most power points are the same as most European power points (2 circular prongs). Obviously I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter especially for non Europeans.
Official Language: The official language of Egypt is Arabic.
Health: There are a few major health concerns in Egypt for travellers such as Waterborne, foodborne and other infectious diseases. I would recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination. The tap water is generally unsafe to drink, its recommend to only drink bottled water.
Unsure about travelling during COVID? Check out the COVID travel requirements and restrictions for Egypt. If you require a vise for entry, check out eVisa Egypt.
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