Travel insurance is Mandatory at present for entry to Egypt. If on a cruise, please ensure it is adequate cruise insurance.
Compulsory vaccinations: Yellow fever certificate if arriving from infected areas. Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.
Some prescribed and over the counter medicines that are available in the UK are considered controlled substances in Egypt and can’t be brought into the country without prior permission from Egypt’s Ministry of Health. If you arrive in Egypt without this permission and the required documentation, the medication will not be allowed into the country and you may be prosecuted under Egyptian law.
If you’re travelling with any prescription medication you should keep it in its original packaging, carry a medical certificate confirming that the medication has been prescribed for a medical condition. The Egyptian Embassy website states that this should be in the form of an official letter from your GP, specifying details of your condition, the quantity of medication you will be carrying and that the medication is for your personal use only. Medication should be carried in Hand Luggage not placed in your hold bags. For further information and specific queries, contact the Egyptian Medical Office in London on 020 7370 6944.
You are responsible for acquainting yourself with up to date health information of the countries being visited and where necessary take the required precautions. We recommend that you check with your doctor prior to departure as this information can change. You can also visit the travel health website for more information; Travel Health Egypt
Some shops accept credit cards or Sterling for larger purchases. There is a surcharge in most places for using a credit card of 3% to 5%, throughout Egypt. In the bazaars, and smaller shops, dollars or Egyptian pounds cash will only be taken.
For ease we recommend that you pay by cash for any optional excursions. Credit cards are NOT accepted. US dollars, Sterling and Egyptian pounds can be used at the Duty Free shop. We also recommend you bring with you a good amount of cash Sterling as cash point machines are not easy to find especially during the Nile Cruise. Cash money can be easily exchanged to Egyptian pounds in Egypt and you get a better exchange for the sterling in Egypt.
We recommend that when travelling to Egypt you call your bank or credit card company to inform them of your trip so they do not block your cards.
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