Egypt holidays; Covid rules, flights, where do I get my visa, money? We have all your answers making your Egypt holiday EASY!

Egyptian Money:
Most places take card as well as UK sterling, USD and Euros but if you do want/require local currency, then from the ATMs on arrival is as good a place as any we find. A pre-loaded bank card or one that doesn’t charge for use abroad is obviously a good option. We can personally recommend Monzo for this but there is probably others that will suit you too.

Saving for your Egypt Holidays:
While we are on the subject… we find that using a separate bank like Plum a good option for helping you save for your next holiday to Egypt.

Travel Insurance for Egypt – As with any holiday, an absolute must! We work with a recommended partner – click here.

Egyptian Visa
As the FCDO explain: “British passport holders travelling to Egypt normally need a visa.

“You can get a visa before you travel from the official Visa2Egypt portal or your nearest Egyptian consulate.

“Tourist visas granted using the e-visa system are valid for a maximum of three months.

At Egypt Escapes we recommend obtaining your visa on arrival at the destination airport. Usually our rep will be in that area to meet you and they will help you. You just need £25 in sterling per person. This will be to purchase your visa officially from the visa desk and you will get a stamp in your passport and some small change in Egyptian currency (which is useful for tipping).

You can also pay for your visa on arrival in Euros or USD (American Dollars).

Covid Rules in Egypt
Egypt has just confirmed a major overhaul of its Covid-related entry restrictions for all visiting tourists, regardless of citizenship. What do Britons need to know before they jet off?

The Arab State has made the decision to scrap all coronavirus entry restrictions for visitors, regardless of where they are arriving into the country from. In a statement on Thursday, Egyptian Cabinet Spokesperson Nader Saad said the nation was removing all coronavirus restrictions imposed on the entry of Egyptian and foreign arrivals to the country.

The decision was made during a meeting between Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly and the members of the Supreme Committee for the Management of the Epidemiology and Health Pandemic Crisis, reports Egypt Today.

The move is largely thanks to the nation’s vaccine roll-out which, as of Thursday, has seen approximately 86.6 million COVID-19 jabs administered to citizens.

Travellers will be able to visit the country without proof of vaccination or evidence of negative test results or recovery.

Previously, all travellers arriving in Egypt were required to present a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival unless fully vaccinated, having received their second dose of an approved vaccine 14 days prior to travel.

*This article was written on and from the perspective of 21st June 2022.

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