- Weather & Temperatures
Egypt has a long summer, from May until the beginning of October with temperatures during daytime between 30 and 45C.Day time temperatures during winter varies between 14 and 28 degrees.At nights; temperatures sink very fast, in the winter sometimes under 10
Arabic is the official language of Egypt. English is widely spoken and understood as well as French and German.Italian and Spanish are starting to be widely used in the tourist areas, especially at the Red Sea.
- Bank Service
is available in both cities; Luxor and Aswan.Banks are closed on Fridays and Saturdays. Main bank branches are generally open from 8:30 AM to 2 PM, Sunday through Thursday, while government offices are open between 7 AM and 2PM, Sunday through Thursday.
- Travel Insurance
It is imperative that you have travel insurance.Even though they do not check any certificates when you enter the airports, for your own peace of mind, make sure that you are adequately covered.
Non-Egyptian visitors arriving in Egypt are required to be in possession of a valid passport.Entry visas may be obtained from Egyptian Diplomatic and Consular Missions Abroad or from the Entry Visa Department at the Travel Documents, Immigration and Nationality Administration (TDINA). It is, however, possible for most tourists and visitors to obtain an entry visa at any of the Major Ports of Entry. Please check with your nearest Egyptian Consular mission for more details concerning visa regulations applying to your citizenship.
- Health & Safety
No vaccinations are required to visit any of the countries we feature but it is worth checking with your GP about those which might be recommended.
Most of the larger hotels & Cruises in Egypt can obtain common medicines but of course please bring your own prescription medicine with you as although it may be available in pharmacies, it may be known under a different name. Stomach upsets can occur due to the heat and change of diet, so it is best to bring preventive medicine with you.
Remember to drink plenty of water while on holiday, particularly during the summer months, even if you don't feel thirsty, this is to prevent dehydration. Drink only bottled water which is generally available in restaurants and shops.