Egypt is a country located in Northern Africa. There are 4 countries (Israel, Libya, State of Palestine, Sudan) that Egypt shares its borders with. The official language of Egypt is Arabic. Traveling across Egypt if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.
In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Egypt was ranked 85th out of 100 countries in 2021.
The national currency in Egypt is Egyptian pound (EGP). The pound (£ ) is subdivided into 100 piastre (Pt).
With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 33.67 EGP and 1 USD is worth 30.96 EGP.
Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.
Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Egypt is 59.34 Mbps and mobile is 32.57 Mbs.The global average is 171.07 Mbps and 126.25 Mbps respectively.
ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Egypt.27.56 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.
SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Egypt, a passport or ID is required as identification.
There are 2 socket types used in Egypt. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.
The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).
In the year 2023, Egypt will celebrate 6 national public holidays.
|January 7, 2023||Christmasعيد الميلاد المجيد|
|January 25, 2023||Revolution Day 2011 National Police Dayعيد الثورة 25 يناير|
|April 25, 2023||Sinai Liberation Dayعيد تحرير سيناء|
|May 1, 2023||Labour Dayعيد العمال|
|July 23, 2023||Revolution Dayعيد ثورة 23 يوليو|
|October 6, 2023||Armed Forces Dayعيد القوات المسلحة|
What hotel chains are present in Egypt?
There are Mariott hotels in 2 cities: Cairo and Hurghada.
The Hilton hotel chain operates in Egypt.
The IHG hotel chain operates in Egypt.
What fast food chains are present in Egypt?
The McDonald’s chain operates in Egypt.
The KFC chain operates in Egypt.
The Burger King chain operates in Egypt.
What is the weather like in Cairo?
Weather data for Cairo (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com
Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.
Subway Systems The subway system is available in Cairo.
Emergency phones in Egypt
Smoking & Alcohol
Smoking ban Smoking is prohibited in all public areas excluding entertainment and restaurants.
Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.