overview

Egypt

جمهورية مصر العربية

country information

Flag

Egypt flag

capital

Cairo

Neighbours

Sinai Peninsula

Gaza Strip

Israel

Libya

Sudan

DRIVING SIDE: Right

INTERNET CODE: .eg

TOME ZONE: UTC +2

COUNTRY TEL CODE: +20

COASTLINE: Mediterranean Sea, Gulf of Suez, Gulf of Aqaba

MARITIME BORDERS:

Cyprus, Greece, Jordan, Saudi Arabia & Turkey

egypt-map
Population

population

101 million

Religion

religion

Christianity <10%

Islam 90.1%

Other 0.6%

President

president & parliament

Head of State: Pres. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

Ruling Party: Independent

Groups

minority & majority groups

Egyptian (98%) , Beja, Dom (2%), Bedouin Arab tribes, Berber of Siwa, Nubian, European and other (1%)

Language

 

LANGUAGE

Egyptian Arabic

Hello: Salaam

Yes: Aywa

No: La

     Thank you: Shukran

Currency

C U R R E N C Y &
E X C H A N G E  R AT E

Egyptian Pounds EGP/LE (ج.م, E£)

1 USD = 16 EGP

1 EGP = 1.19 ZAR

Cheques are not easily cashed. Most banks, including international banks, will not accept them. Major hotels will usually accept payment by credit card. However, smaller hotels may expect payment in cash and in hard currency.

 

Subject to change

Vaccinations

 

VACCINATIONS

No compulsory vaccinations,

Recommended: Hepatitis A & B, Typhoid, Cholera, Yellow Fever, Rabies, Meningitis, Polio, Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR), Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis), Chickenpox, Shingles, Pneumonia & Influenza

Electricity

 

ELECTRICITY

Voltage Requirements:    220 V

Standard Frequency:

50 Hz

Power plugs & sockets are of type C & type F

 

Temperature

 

TEMPERATURE

Cairo

Winter: min. 10 °C – max. 20 °C

Summer: min. 22 °C – max. 35°C

DIPLOMATIC TIES / AIRPORTS / CARRIERS / NGO’S

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EMBASSY / CONSULAR PRESENCE

South Africa High Commission

South African Embassy in Cairo, Egypt

Building No. 11, Intersection Road 200 & 203

Degla Maadi

Cairo

Egypt

Office hours: Sunday-Wednesday: 08:30-16:30

Thursday: 08:30-14:30

Head of Mission: Noluthando Mayende-Sibiya, Ambassador

Visit: www.saembassyinegypt.com

(+20) 2 2535 3000

[email protected]

MAIN AIRPORT(S)

Caïro International Airport

El Nozha, Egypt

+20 2 22655000

Luxor International Airport

+20 95 2324455

Borg El Arab International Airport

Alexandria, Egypt 

+20 3 4631010

For a list, visit: https://www.prokerala.com/travel/airports/egypt/

Passport

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Valid passport for at least 6 months from the moment of your arrival in Egypt (it must be the same as the one used to fulfil the e-Visa application) with enough pages (minimum 2 blank pages) for entry and exit stamps

For urgent Visa applications, visit: https://visacentral.com/visa-pre-check-service

DOMESTIC FLIGHTS & CARRIERS

 

Egypt Air (Main Domestic Carrier)

Nile Air

NGO

NGO’S OPERATING IN COUNTRY & CONTACT DETAILS

Advocacy (78) Animals (6) Development (116) Education (59) Environment (22) Faith-Based (11) Finance (43) Food (8) Health (30) People (73) Relief (10)

For more information, visit the following websites/articles:

https://arab.org/countries/egypt/

Noose tightening around NGO’s in Egypt

https://www.amnestyusa.org/noose-tightening-around-ngos-in-egypt/

Egypt’s new NGOs law scraps imprisonment, allows foreign funding

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/2/73156/Egypt%E2%80%99s-new-NGOs-law-scraps-imprisonment-allows-foreign-funding

Climates to Travel. Egypt. Available from: https://www.climatestotravel.com/climate/egypt

Worldometers. Egypt Population. Available from:https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/egypt-population/

orldatlas.com. Languages Spoken in Egypt. Available from: https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/languages-spoken-in-egypt.html

Global Petrol Prices. Egypt. Available from: https://www.globalpetrolprices.com/Egypt/

 

 

 

Last Updated 18 May 2020