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Egypt Country Quickfacts

  • Edfu Temple entrance
  • egypt vacation packages
  • Life on the River Nile
  • Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
  • Cairo city, seafront of Nile River
  • Statues of Ramses II and Obelisk of Luxor Temple. Luxor
Area:  1,002,450 km2
387,048 sq mi


Country Code: 20
Country Population: 105,088,625
Credit Cards: Visa and Master Card are popular in Egypt. Debit cards linked to credit cards may not work in some situations.
Currency: Egyptian pound (EGP)
Departure Tax: There is no departure tax levied in Egypt.
Drives on the: Right

220 - 240 V (German, French and Russian configuration)

Ethnic Groups:  Egyptian, Abazas, Turks, Greeks, Bedouin Arab tribes
Flag: Egypt Flag
Location:  In northern Africa; east of Libya, north of Sudan, west of the Red Sea, and south of the Mediterranean Sea. Egypt links two continents, stretching across the northeastern corner of Africa and the southwestern edge of Asia.
Official Language(s): Arabic
Religion: Islam is the predominant religion. All types of Christianity are also represented.
Time Zone: EET (UTC+2)
Tipping: Tipping is expected, whether service is good or not. Tip in local currency. Transfers, luggage assistance, and guided tours are all tipped per journey. Restaurant service is expected at 10%.


Egypt Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Egypt.

Learn about the history and culture of Egypt, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Egypt's nature and wildlife, weather, and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Egypt for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Egypt tours today!


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Book your Egypt tour with Goway! 

AfricaExperts is the exclusive division of Goway that specializes in planning and organizing Egypt tours and experiences. Choose from a simple city stopover, see the country highlights on our classic itineraries, enjoy a beach stay, locally escorted tour, a stay of distinction, or a cruise on the Nile and more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Egypt.

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