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
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
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
Domestic air travel is the fastest.
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.
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.
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 with roaming possibilities "GSM" operate efficiently
in most areas in Egypt. The networks have been expanded in most
cities and beach resorts.
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]