Officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, Egypt is located in North Africa, including the Sinai Peninsula, which is a land bridge to Asia. The country is bordered by Libya to the west, Sudan to the south and the Gaza Strip and Israel to the east. The northern coast borders the Mediterranean Sea and the island of Cyprus and the eastern coast borders the Red Sea.

Egypt is famed for its ancient civilisations and is home to some of the world’s most famous monuments - the Great Sphinx and the Giza pyramid complex. The southern city of Luxor is home to numerous ancient artifacts, for example, the Valley of the Kings. Spend your holiday visiting these sights, while enjoying the vibrant Middle East culture which Egypt provides.

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  • Cairo

  • Cairo is the capital and largest city of Egypt. It is the Arab World’s and Africa’s most populous city and stretches out along both banks
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  • Luxor

  • Luxor possesses undeniable charm. Here and there among the palace halls and gardens and on facades of nineteenth-century buildings with corbelled balc
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  • Hurghada & El Gouna

  • Hurghada is the undisputed favourite resort among Egyptians and visitors from around the world who love sunshine, sea and diving. At least one hundred
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  • Sharm El Sheikh

  • Sharm el-Sheikh considers itself to be the seaside resort in Sinai. Large numbers of visitors holiday here every year. Sharm el-Sheikh Bay, Naama Bay
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Fact File



ClimateEgypt does not receive much rainfall, except during winter, when most rainfall is between October and March. Temperatures range between 27 to 32 degrees Celsius in summer and up to 43 degrees Celsius on the Red Sea coast. Winter temperatures average between 13 to 21 degrees Celsius. A constant northwesterly wind keeps temperatures down on the Mediterranean coast

CurrencyEgyptian Pound (EGP)

VisaA visa is required for entry to Egypt except for EU nationals travelling to Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Newiba or Taba resorts, who will receive an entry permission stamp on arrival

HealthRecommended vaccinations against Poliomyelitis, Tetanus, Typhoid and Hepatitis A

PassportsPassports should be valid for more than six months after proposed date of departure from Egypt

Time ZoneGMT + 2