Visa: Non-Egyptians arriving in Egypt are required to have a valid passport. Entry visas may be obtained from Egyptian Diplomatic & Consular Missions Abroad. Also it's possible for most tourists & visitors to obtain an entry visa at any of the Major Ports of Entry. Please check with the nearest Egyptian Consulate for specific details and regulations relevant to your nationality. If you need an invitation please contact us
Use this only if it's required Visa Application
Major Ports of Entry to Egypt Airports:
Cairo International (2 terminals)
Hurghada, Red Sea
Luxor, Upper Egypt
Aswan, Upper Egypt
Sharm El-Sheikh, South Sinai
Citizens of the following countries are required to obtain a pre-arrival visa: Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Chechnya, Croatia, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, Lebanon, Macau, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldavia, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, The Philippines, Russia, Serbia & Montenegro, Slovenia, Sri-Lanka, Tadzhikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan & all African countries.
Taxi: It's recommended to use Taxis than public transportation, use the white one, its fare is reasonable (Average EGP 30 "$3-$5"), just make sure that the driver is using the meter, from the Airport to the hotel 40-60 min (depends on the traffic).
Cairo Airport Shuttle Bus: call 19970 International +20 2 19970 www.cairoshuttlebus.com
Limousines and Car Rental (Cairo Int'l Airport):
Avis: +20 2 2265 2429
Hertz: +20 102 224 2660
SIXT: +20 122 908 6655
Egyptian currency is known as the Egyptian pound (EGP) or (LE) & is divided into 100 piasters. Banknotes come in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 & 200 pounds.
It's possible to exchange money at Cairo Inte'l Airport, there is a bank, several ATMs & a 24/7 bureaux de change. Banks can be found throughout the city & ATMs are in abundance. Credit cards are accepted by most large businesses.
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Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz; round two-pin plugs are used.
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