Int'l Travel Information

Visas

For most nationalities, you may purhase your visa upon arrival to Cairo International Airport. They are sold prior to passport control for $15 USD. Please check with the nearest Egyptian Consulate for specific details and regulations relevant to your nationality.

For tours that travel to Jordan and Israel, we will make all necessary visa arrangements. You may have to provide a copy of your passport prior to arrival.

What to wear?

The dress code in Egypt is considered conservative by western standards and it is respectful to obey this code. Women should take care to cover the midriff area, shoulders, cleavage and above the knees. For men, pants and shirt or T-shirt are fine. In Cairo it would not be advisable to wear short shorts or a sleeveless top. In cities along the Red Sea, shorts would be acceptable. This also applies to ladies for the beach areas.

Currency

The local currency in Egypt is the Egyptian pound (LE - Livre Egyptienne) and it is divided into 100 piasters. In Arabic it is called Genay. You will find 25 and 50 piaster notes and various sized coins down to the 5 piaster.

In Egypt, most of the banks are open from Sunday to Thursday; working hours being 0830 to 1400. Many banks at the airports and the major entry ports are open 24 hours daily.

Many hotels and establishments in tourist areas will accept credit cards, however local shops and restaurants most likely won’t. In the cities, you will find plenty of banks and foreign currency exchange offices. You may also have money wired to you from abroad. In Egypt, there are plenty of Western Union branches; it takes just a few minutes to get money sent to you from abroad.

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