Egypt travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Egypt with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Egypt.

Temple of Hatshepsut, Luxor, Egypt © Dan Lundberg - Flickr Creative Commons
Temple of Hatshepsut, Luxor, Egypt © Dan Lundberg - Flickr Creative Commons

Egypt travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Egypt with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Egypt - quick facts
Flight time 5.5 hours
Time difference UK +2 hours
Language(s) Arabic
Currency Egyptian Pound
Electricity C + F plug (220V)
Driving side Right
Visa Yes

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Egypt tourist information

✝ = Typical flight time from the UK and visa requirements for UK travellers.

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Egypt weather

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Egypt travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Egypt from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Egypt.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Egypt travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Egypt with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Egypt, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Egypt covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Egypt with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Egypt FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Egypt including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Egypt due to Covid-19?

Egypt is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Egypt.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Egypt?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Egypt. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Egypt from the UK?

The flight time to Egypt from the UK is typically 5.5 hours.

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What is the time difference between Egypt and the UK?

The time difference between Egypt and the UK is UK time+2 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Egypt?

The main language spoken in Egypt is Arabic.

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What is the currency in Egypt?

The currency in Egypt is the Egyptian Pound (EGP).

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Which plugs are used in Egypt?

Egypt uses electrical plug type C + F (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Egypt?

They drive on the right side of the road in Egypt.

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Do you need a visa for Egypt?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Egypt.

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