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Egypt travel advice
Explore our complete guide to Egypt with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Egypt.
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Egypt travel guide - essential info
Below is a beginner's guide to Egypt with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.
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|Flight time✝||5.5 hours|
|Time difference||UK +2 hours|
|Electricity||C + F plug (220V)|
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Egypt tourist information
✝ = Typical flight time from the UK and visa requirements for UK travellers.
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Egypt travel advice
Check the latest travel advice on visiting Egypt from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.
- UK traveller advice for Egypt - UK FCDO
- Irish traveller advice for Egypt - Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland
- Canadian travel advice for Egypt - Government of Canada
- US travel advisories for Egypt - US Department of State
- Safe travel advisories for Egypt - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, New Zealand
- Smarter traveller advice for Egypt - Department of Foreign Affairs, Australia
Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Egypt.
Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
FCDO travel advice
Egypt travel health
Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Egypt with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.
- Vaccines & medicines for Egypt - CDC
- Health & vaccinations for Egypt - TravelHealthPro, NaTHNac
- How to stay safe & healthy in Egypt - Fit for Travel, Public Health Scotland
Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Egypt, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.
Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Egypt covid live updates
Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Egypt with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.
- Coronavirus timeline in Egypt - Our World in Data
- Latest info on travel to Egypt - Egyptian Tourism Authority
Egypt travel features
Do you want to learn more about Egypt? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in Egypt.
Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Egypt including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.
Are there entry restrictions to Egypt due to Covid-19?
Egypt is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Egypt.
Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Egypt?
You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Egypt. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.
What is the flight time to Egypt from the UK?
The flight time to Egypt from the UK is typically 5.5 hours.
Flights to Egypt
What is the time difference between Egypt and the UK?
The time difference between Egypt and the UK is UK time+2 hours.
What is the main language spoken in Egypt?
What is the currency in Egypt?
Which plugs are used in Egypt?
Egypt uses electrical plug type C + F (220 Volts).
Which side of the road do they drive on in Egypt?
They drive on the right side of the road in Egypt.
Car hire in Egypt
Do you need a visa for Egypt?
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