You can travel to Egypt all year round, although it is best not to travel during the summer since its usually scorching and difficult to bear. From mid-September till early June, the temperatures are ideal for traveling. However, it can get very cold during winter. Temperatures in summer can reach 43°C and in winter in some areas it can reach 4°C, and on Mount Catherine can reach as low as -15°C.

Yes, visitors from European and American countries are required to have a valid passport and a visa to be admitted entry to the country. You can obtain a tourist visa on arrival, valid for 30 days and for 25$.

Yes, for most countries. Also, please check with your local Egyptian embassy if your passport validates you to obtain visa upon arrival.

Yes, you can check with your local Egyptian embassy. Or you can try to obtain it through the official Egyptian E-Visa website. 

Depends on your nationality, usually all you need is a passport or a national identity card. In both cases, they must be valid for at least 6 months after the return date for any foreign traveler. Immigration does not require any particular insurance.

Egypt uses the official currency in all the transactions within the country which is the Egyptian Pound. However, foreigners with tourist visas are required to pay for their accommodation in their own currency. There are usually ATM machines around and most of the restaurants and hotels accept card.

Egyptian people are warm and caring, you can’t really see any real security problem while traveling to Egypt. It is possible to travel with confidence while respecting the customs and traditions of the country (like anywhere else).

The official language of Egypt is Arabic. Different accents of Arabic are spoken throughout the republic. Other minority languages are also spoken, including Coptic, Siwan and Nubian. However, a big majority of the Egyptian people can communicate in English.

Egyptians are big fans of ‘kebab’ and ‘kofta’ for traditional meat dishes. For a vegetarian dish, it is “Koshary” (pasta, rice, lentil, fried onions, and tomato sauce). They are famous for their hearty breakfasts which basically consist of “Foul” (beans), “falafel”, cheese with tomatoes, bread, eggs, onions, and pickles and particularly enjoyed with fresh fruit juice or tea. However, Mediterranean cities like Alexandria are famous for their seafood, which is infused with a Greek touch.

Tipping in Egypt is not compulsory, but a custom: it is the way to express satisfaction with your trip to Egypt.

Tipping is very much a part of the culture, and it is customary to leave about 10% of the bill in a restaurant (even if the service charge is included). For a guide, you should expect to pay around 200 LE per day, 50 LE for a driver and at least 10 LE per piece of luggage for a porter.

To visit temples in Egypt, it costs around 200LE or 10€/person per entry as a foreigner. Egyptians pay only 3€/person on average.

Egypt is full of history, hence why we recommend having a guide in some places in Cairo or upper-Egypt, to fully understand the history behind it. On some ancient sites, it is necessary to have a good understanding of history, and on others, to be free.

You can access the Red Sea from different destinations in Egypt. Depending on your preferences, you can go all along the Red Sea within Egypt. It is one of the best destinations for diving, snorkelling and also wind surfing. Egypt holds a lot sustainable destinations along the Red Sea, which also promotes ecological travelling. Having said that, we highly recommend Marsa Allam and the coast stretching across Dahab, Newibaa and Taba.

There are no Daylight-Saving Time clock changes in Egypt, however the time zone is GMT+2.

Egypt is 80% Muslim and about 20% Christians.

There is no mandatory vaccination for Egypt.

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