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Travel Info

  • OFFICIAL LANGUAGE – Arabic
  • CAPITAL – Cairo
  • SIZE – 1.001450 km²
  • POPULATION – 94,948,550
  • ENTRY REQUIREMENTS – Please check the visa requirements for your destination at the appropriate consulate or embassy in your county and do this as well in advance of your travel date.
  • LANGUAGE – The official language in Egypt is Arabic. Most of the Egyptians working in the tourism industry can speak English.
  • TIME DIFFERENCE – CET + 1
  • ELECTRICITY – 220 volt altering currency, 50 Hertz sometimes combined with fluctuation. Owing to the different plugs an adapter might be necessary.
  • TELEPHONE – The dialing code for Egypt is 0020.
  • CLIMATE/CLOTHING – Hot and dry desert climate. During summer temperatures can rise up to more than 40 degrees, but combined with a pleasantly low atmospheric humidity. The nights are lukewarm. During winter the temperature still reaches about 23 degrees. Rain is rare. The nights, however, can be quite cool, especially when it is windy, so a pullover and a jacket are necessary. During summer light cotton clothing is recommended. If you want to go to the desert, warm clothing is necessary. Sunglasses and headgear to protect you from the sun are advisable. Please respect the Islamic culture.
  • HEALTH REGULATIONS – If you travel from Europe no immunization is required. Nevertheless it is recommended to get a vaccination against hepatitis A and typhoid. Consult your family doctor before departure.
  • TRANSFER – The transfer from the airport in Sharm El Sheik to Dahab takes about 1 hour.
  • RENTAL CARS & TRANSPORT – Taxis are relatively cheap.
  • CURRENCY/MODE OF PAYMENT - Egyptian pound (LE) and €. Major credit card accepted in big hotels (Visa & Mastercard)

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