Egypt international travel guide

Egypt

Egypt is part of Africa with main city at Cairo. It's usually 🌤️ 15.01 °C in Egypt with a rainfall of 🌧 4.53 mm. Tipping is expected in Egypt since staff depend on tips to supplement their often minimum wages. Internet speed in Egypt is on average 1.7 Mbps. In Egypt you drive on the right side. Its Developing country with a population of 91M people. The main currency is Egyptian Pound. The languages spoken are Arabic. Automatic teller machines are rare in Egypt. Current travel safety advice is Reconsider your need to travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~15.01 °C   🌧 ~4.53 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 91M people

Advice

🛡️ Travel safety

Reconsider your need to travel

We've reviewed our travel advice for Egypt. We haven't changed our level of advice: Reconsider your need to travel to Egypt due to the national state of emergency and the high risk of terrorist attack. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

issued date: January 22, 2020

General

🔌 Sockets

Egypt uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Arabic

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Egypt uses the Egyptian pound (symbol: E£), code EGP.Banknotes come in denominations of 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 pounds. Pound is subdivided into 100 piastres. Coins come in denominations of 1 pound and 50 and 25 piastres.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Egypt. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ Tipping

Expected to tip Tipping is expected in Egypt since staff depend on tips to supplement their often minimum wages. Receipts usually include a service charge.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Egypt is on average 1.7 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Egypt is low. It is not as easy to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 72.36 EGP, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: Etisalat, Orange, Vodafone or WE (by Telecom Egypt). Egypt uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Egypt upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Egypt, dial +, then 20 (the country code for Egypt), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Egypt, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 2 .

Driving

🛣️ Road rules

In Egypt you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on motorways, 100 km/h (62 mph) on expressways, 60 km/h (37 mph) in all built-up areas and 90 km/h (55 mph) on undivided highways.

🆘 Emergency

Police

156, 155

Ambulance

112

Fire department

110

Last updated: February 12, 2020