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Travelling to Egypt from abroad ? ........
Then take a look at these handy hints to make sure your stay runs smoothly


Arab Republic of Egypt

Capital : Cairo

Population : 90 million

Area : 1 million sq km (386,874 sq miles)

Main language : Arabic

Currency : Egyptian Pound

Credit Card : VISA - MASTER CARD are International credit Card used in Egypt

Banking :Banks are generally open from 9am-2pm Sunday to Thursday .


Voltage :

Egypt operates on 220V . Egypt plugs have tow pins . You will need a voltage converter, and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit.

Time zones :

Time Zone Abbreviations : Egypt Time Zone - is abbreviated as EET (East European Time) ,  UTC - GMT Offset : Egypt is GMT/UTC + 2h Standard Time , Daylight Saving Time Usage : Egypt does not utilize daylight saving time.

Visas & Passports :

Travelers to Egypt must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel, and at least 2 blank visa pages. U.S. passport holders will be granted an Egypt visa upon arrival. If you hold a passport from another country, please check the requirements. More information is available from the Embassy of Egypt.  Due to constantly changing regulations regarding visa assistance in the Cairo airport, for groups of less than 10, you will need to go through customs independently and pay the visa fee directly to Cairo airport officials. Your local guide will meet you in the arrivals hall after baggage claim, and will refund any visa fee you paid to Friendly Planet Travel..

Contacting Egypt :

If you're calling Egypt , firstly, dial the country code prefix (02) then the area code without the first zero (02 for Cairo would become 2), then dial the phone number. 

Ambulance :123 
Police :122 
Tourism Police : 12 
Airport Information : 22914288- 26665000
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