Q - What documents do I need to be carrying when I arrive to Egypt?
A - Non-Egyptian visitors arriving in Egypt are required to be in possession of a valid passport. Entry visas may be obtained from Egyptian Diplomatic and Consular Missions Abroad or from the Entry Visa Department at the Travel Documents, Immigration and Nationality Administration (TDINA). Check with your nearest Egyptian Consular mission for more details concerning visa regulations applying to your citizenship.

Q - What kind of clothes do I need to pack before coming to Egypt?
A -Egyptian summers are generally hot and dry, while winters are relatively mild, but quite cold in the evenings. You will need to pack accordingly. It is advisable to wear loose and flowing lightweight cotton and linen garments in the summer, and remember to protect your head and neck from the sun – preferably with a wide-brimmed hat – to prevent heat stroke caused by loss of moisture. Tourists will be more comfortable when touring old churches and mosques if they are dressed in an appropriate manner, wearing shorts is not recommended. In winter layer your clothes so you can peel off layers if the day is warm, and pile on layers for the cooler evenings.

Q - Will my electrical devices work fine in Egypt?
A - Egypt uses 220 volt power supply, and plugs are two prong rounded so remember to bring your power adapters if needed.

Q - What precautions do I need to take in order not to get sick in Egypt?
A -Staying hydrated is key to maintaining your health. It’s a good idea to have some kind of easily carried portable water container, flask or canteen with you. Bottled water is easily accessible, and it is recommended that you stick to bottled water during your stay. Don’t forget your prescription medication, which is probably available in Egypt but may be called by a different name. It might also be more convenient to bring your favorite non-prescription medications with you as well. Rest assured that in the event of serious illness your hotel or cruise boat will provide a doctor for your care.

Q - Will I face language barriers in Egypt?
A -Arabic is the official language of Egypt, but you will find that English and French are widely spoken.

Q - Which religions are practiced in Egypt?
A -While Islam is the predominant religion, all types of Christianity are also represented, particularly the Coptic Christian Church.

Q - Is there anything else I should know?
A -Bring comfortable shoes, you’ll be doing a lot of walking, and definitely do not forget your sunglasses and sunblock, with the highest UV rating you can find, as the sun is very strong in Egypt. It’s also a good idea to bring a mosquito repellant for open air events in the evening.


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