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Traveler Tips:

Entry Visas and Passports Validity:

All visitors to Egypt must hold a current passport with at least 6 months validation. Visas for a stay of one month may be obtained from all Egyptian Consulates or upon entry to Egypt. (for most nationalities).


Land boundaries total 2,689 km, Gaza Strip 11 km, Israel 255 km, Libya 1,150 km, Sudan 1,273 km
Location Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Libya and the Gaza
Strip Coastline 2,450 km
Terrain vast desert plateau interrupted by Nile valley and delta
Comparative area Slightly more than three times the size of New Mexico.

Climate & Clothing:

Egyptian summers are hot and dry while the fall and winter seasons are moderate and the spring season windy. Some rain falls along the coast.
Light cottons and comfortable shoes are recommended for the hot summer months. Hats, Sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended for protection against the harsh rays of the sun. Egypt is religious country; therefore, modest dress is essential. Short dresses should be avoided, particularly when visiting religious sites such as mosques.

Air Domestic air travel is the fastest.
Public Transportation

There's a very good system of public and private transport in Egypt. Buses and minibuses are cheaper and operate throughout the country. The 5000 km of rail connects just about every town in the country from Aswan to Alexandria. Taxis can be found easily in the main towns and cities. Decide the fare before the journey starts. Many taxis traveling from town to town operate under a share system and wait until they are full before departure.

Car Rental

If you decide to drive by yourself, remember that in Egypt left hand drive is the norm as opposed to the
UK for instance. Roads are signposted and fairly easy to follow instructions. Areas like the south of Aswan, near the border with Sudan and much of the Western desert cannot be entered without permission from the concerned authorities. With the exception of those, which interlink major cities.

Telephone Systems:

Egypt has modernized its telephone systems, all cities maybe accessed by direct dial. Phone booths are distributed all over the areas of most cities. Egypt country code is +20.

Mobile Phones:

Mobile phones with roaming possibilities "GSM" operate efficiently in most areas in Egypt. The networks have been expanded in most cities and beach resorts.

Internet Access:
Access to the internet is readily available . The connection is possible by phones and the service is free except for then cost of the phone calls. The Following numbers provide free internet access [ 07770777, 07770808, 07774444, 07770123]

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