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General Information

The national language of Egypt is Egyptian Arabic.

The official language of Egypt is Arabic.

The national currency of Egypt is Egyptian pound (E£) (EGP).

1 EGP equals  .
equals  EGP.

Location

Egypt

The distance from to Egypt is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Egypt. Exercise increased caution in Egypt due to terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Egypt is 48. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 122 to call the police in Egypt.

LGBT

Egypt has a score of -9 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Egypt ranks #179 worldwide.

LGBTI individuals face significant social stigma and discrimination in Egypt. Egyptian law does not criminalize same-sex sexual activity, but LGBTI persons and advocacy groups have reported harassment, intimidation, arrests, and other forms of abuse, including by police. There are also reports that authorities have used social media, dating websites, and cell phone apps to entrap persons suspected of being gay or transgender in an act of "debauchery", which is a criminal offense that carries sentences of up to 10 years. Police have confiscated rainbow flags and sometimes detained their owners.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Egypt should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Egypt:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
  • Yellow Fever
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Egypt to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Egypt differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Egypt, the standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type C
  • Type F
Weather

The temperature difference between Egypt and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

No precipitation throughout the week.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 56–85°F  /  13–30°C 54% 2%
Sat November 09 58–89°F  /  14–32°C 44% 1%
Sun November 10 57–86°F  /  14–30°C 40% 1%
Mon November 11 59–86°F  /  15–30°C 52% 1%
Tue November 12 60–88°F  /  16–31°C 50% 0%
Wed November 13 61–89°F  /  16–32°C 32% 0%
Thu November 14 60–91°F  /  16–33°C 28% 0%
Fri November 15 58–88°F  /  14–31°C 37% 0%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 06:18 am and sets at 05:18 pm. This equates to 11.0 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Egypt, it is in . When the sun sets in Egypt, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Egypt is 6.00 EGP. Every kilometer costs an additional 3.00 EGP. Every hour of waiting time costs 29.50 EGP.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Egypt.

The minimum driving age is 18.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 6.00 EGP in Egypt.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 65.04 EGP.

The legal drinking age in Egypt is 21. This is also the minimum age to purchase alcohol.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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