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Currency
The official currency of Egypt is the Egyptian pound which is divided into 100 piasters. There are coins of 25 and 50 piasters and 1 pound in addition to notes of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 Egyptian pounds. We recommend that you take sufficient local currency for buying gifts, souvenirs etc. However, no more than 5,000 Egyptian pounds per person can be taken either into or out of Egypt. Please exercise normal precautionary measures when carrying cash. Actually most of things you will pay in Egyptian pounds like meals, souvenirs any local expenses etc... tips can be either in pounds or dollars, it is fine to bring not much cash with you and if you need more money you can use your credit cards but just make sure to contact your bank before your arrival in order to reconfirm that you are traveling to Egypt as sometimes the banks make security issues with credit cards against some countries so you need to make sure that your cards will work in Egypt.

ATM card in Egypt
Our suggestion would be to try and change your money at a bank, get a receipt and keep it handy. The only way you can exchange Egyptian Pounds back to foreign currencies is with the official bank receipt obtained with the initial exchange.
There are plenty of banks conveniently located in hotels and on cruise ships.

Bank Service
Bank Service is available all over Egypt.
Banks are closed on Fridays and Saturdays. Main bank branches are generally open from 8:30 AM to 2 PM, Sunday Till Thursday, while government offices are open between 7 AM and 2PM, Sunday through Thursday...

Safety in Egypt
Egypt is a very safe country, known for its warm hospitality and friendly people. Having said that, you must use caution in large cities, the same as you would when traveling through European or North American cities. The tourist areas can become magnets for pick pockets. Common sense precautions will help you to avoid unpleasant situations.

Entry VISA
If you are a Canadian, US, or Euro passport holder, you will need a valid passport and entry visa. The passport should be valid for at least six months beyond the date of entry into Egypt.
If you have other Nationality so please check with your nearest Egyptian Consular mission for more details concerning visa regulations applying to your citizenship.

Climate
Throughout the year, days are commonly warm or hot, and nights are cool. Egypt & Middle East has only two seasons: a mild winter from November to April and a hot summer from May Rainfall is confined to few days in the year all through Egypt. Temperature averages between 80 and 90F (27 - 32C) in summer and between 55 and 70F (13 to 21C) in winter. However, on the Red sea coast and southern Egypt temperature is a little higher to reach 109F (42C) in summer.

Most popular Places to visit:
Egypt has a wealth of cultural, historical and archaeological sites. Whatever you choose to see in Egypt will be worth while and a wonderful experience. Each city has its own charm, history and archaeological wonders; The Pyramids of Giza near Cairo, the temples along the Nile and Lake Nasser, the library in Alexandria, the beautiful beaches along the shores of the Mediterranean and Red Seas, just to mention a few of the many possibilities.

Electronics:
In Egypt the voltage 220 - differs from that in North American - 110. The electrical sockets are round not flat. So in order to use your personal appliance you need a conversion plug and if the appliance is not dual voltage, a converter. You can purchase a kit with everything you need from your local travel shop or in the luggage section of your local department store or at most airports.
Health & Safety:
No vaccinations are required to visit any of the countries we feature but it is worth checking with your GP about those which might be recommended.

Most of Hotels & Cruises in Egypt have their common medicines but much better to bring your own prescription medicine with you as although it may be available in pharmacies, it may be known under a different name. Stomach upsets can occur due to the heat and change of diet, so it is best to bring preventive medicine with you.

Remember to drink plenty of water while on holiday, particularly during the summer months, even if you don't feel thirsty, this is to prevent dehydration. Drink only bottled water which is generally available in restaurants and shops.


Estimated Distances Between Major Cities In Egypt:

First City

Second City

Estimated  Distance

Cairo

Abu Simbel

 1264 KM

Cairo

Nuweiba

670 KM

Cairo

Alamein

304 KM

Cairo

Port Said

220 KM

Cairo

Alexandria

221 KM

Cairo

Ras El Bar

204 KM

Cairo

Aswan

982 KM

Cairo

Rashid

263 KM

Cairo

Bahariya Oasis

334 KM

Cairo

Safaga

569 KM

Cairo

Baltim

201 KM

Cairo

Sharm El Sheikh

500 KM

Cairo

Dahab

610 KM

Cairo

Siwa Oasis

617 KM

Cairo

Dakhla Oasis

750 KM

Cairo

St. Catherine

392 KM

Cairo

El Arish

306 KM

Cairo

Suez

134 KM

Cairo

El Quseir

654 KM

Aswan

Abu Simbel

270 KM

Cairo

Fayoum

103 KM

Hurghada

Aswan

468 KM

Cairo

Hurghada

530 KM

Hurghada 

El Gouna

20 KM

Cairo

Ismailia

140 KM

Hurghada

El Quseir 

130 KM

Cairo

Kharga Oasis

600 KM

Hurghada

Luxor

240 KM

Cairo

Luxor

721 KM

Hurghada

Marsa Alam

265 KM

Cairo

Marsa Alam

789 KM

Hurghada

Safaga

65 KM

Cairo

Marsa Matruh

490 KM

Hurghada

Soma Bay

40 KM

Cairo

Mina

241 KM

Luxor

Aswan

228 KM

Cairo

Marsa Alam

789 KM

Hurghada

Safaga

65 KM

Cairo

Marsa Matruh

490 KM

Hurghada

Soma Bay

40 KM

Cairo

Mina

241 KM

Luxor

Aswan

228 KM

 

 

 

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