Useful Info

Entry Visa to Egypt:
Non-Egyptians visiting Egypt are required to have a valid passport for at least 6 months from arrival date. They must obtain an entry visa at our Airports (for most nationalities) or from Egyptian embassies or an online e-Visa (For eligible countries), and we recommend the airport option if available for your nationality.
Please check with the nearest Egyptian Consulate for specific details and regulations relevant to your nationality. If you need an invitation please contact us.

Airports of the cities of our event:
Cairo International (CAI) [3 terminals]
Hurghada, Red Sea (HRG)
Luxor, Upper Egypt (LXR)
Aswan, Upper Egypt (ASW)

COVID-19 Travel Requirements & Situation:
COVID-19 entry regulations lifted on 17 June 2022. For updates check here.
Current situation: Zero cases. For updates check here.

Recommended Flights Websites:
Kayak.com      Skyscanner.net      Expedia.com      Gotogate.com

Transportation:
1. Free shuttle available every 30 min between Cairo Int’l Airport & Le Passage Cairo Hotel & Casino 🚐
Once you exit the hall wait at the shuttle buses area, and you can contact the bus upon or before arrival on:
– Whatsapp or call: +201030817755

– Call: +201222381439 , +201222381539

2. Recommended Apps:
Uber: Available in Cairo & Hurghada, if it’s the first time to use it, sign up here.
Careem: Available in Cairo, if it’s the first time to use it, sign up here.
DiDi: Available in Cairo, if it’s the first time to use it, sign up here.

3. Taxi /Cab: You can hail for Taxis (white color), its fare is similar to above apps, just make sure that the driver is using the meter.

4. Cairo Airport Shuttle Bus: call 19970 International +20 2 19970 CairoShuttleBus.com

5. Limousines & Car Rental: Available at Cairo Int’l Airport, there are multiple services that you can choose from.

Currency:
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 Int’l Airport, there is a bank, several ATMs & Exchange office. Exchange rate is governed by the Central Bank, so the difference between banks / offices won’t exceed 10 Piasters (0.1 EGP). Banks can be found throughout the city & ATMs are in abundance. Credit cards are accepted by most businesses.

Phone SIM:
We have 4 mobile networks: Vodafone, Orange, Etisalat, and WE. The best network is WE, then Vodafone (Better customer service), for detailed info check Open Signal Report. All 4 companies have booths at Cairo Airport, so if you need a SIM, we recommend that you get it at the airport upon arrival.

Weather & Activities Preparations:
The weather during the festival is sunny & a bit hot in the morning in all cities (30°C), but in cities like Matrouh & Siwa, it could be slightly cold at night (19°C), so consider the suitable cloths. Also, bring sunglasses, scarf, sunscreen, swimsuit, cap/hat, sea shoes, shoes that suits hiking.

Emergency Numbers:
Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Ambulance . . . . . . . . . . 123
Fire Brigade . . . . . . . . . 180
Tourism Police . . . . . . . . 126

Electricity:
220 volts AC, 50Hz; round two-pin plugs are used.