Red Sea, Egypt travel advice

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

Hotel beach lagoon, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt © OlegD -
Hotel beach lagoon, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt © OlegD -

Red Sea travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Red Sea 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.

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

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Red Sea weather

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Red Sea travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Red Sea 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 Red Sea.

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

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Red Sea travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Red Sea 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 Red Sea, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Red Sea covid live updates

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

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Red Sea FAQs

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

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 Red Sea from the UK?

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

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What is the time difference between Red Sea and the UK?

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

What is the main language spoken in Red Sea?

The main language spoken in Red Sea is Arabic.

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What is the currency in Red Sea?

The currency in Red Sea is the Egyptian Pound (EGP).

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Which plugs are used in Red Sea?

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

Which side of the road do they drive on in Red Sea?

They drive on the right side of the road in Red Sea.

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Do you need a visa for Red Sea?

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

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