Enjoy the best Christmas and New Year Holiday in Egypt. You have the choice to pump a unique atmosphere to your tour while discovering the land of history to visit the landmarks of Egypt and the monuments where you find the pharaohs’ fingerprints in monuments from thousands of years ago to smell fragrant of the eras amid the celebrations of the Egyptians of their festivals.
Each festival has a historical reference to celebrate like the pharaohs in the Sham-El Neisem festival, eating like the ancient Egyptians and spending the best times in the gardens, while Ramadan still has the same atmosphere of Fatimids and Mumlukis celebrations.
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You may contact the embassy for assistance if you are unable to finish the sign-up page on your own. If you are qualified, applying for an e-visa before visiting Egypt is an amazing start of your trip. If you have all of the required paperwork and a valid passport, the process is straightforward. In less than a week, your e-visa will be sent to the same email address that you used to sign up.
Consult the Egyptian embassy for help or fill out the online application yourself; it's a simple process. It will be a lot fairly simple process if your country is on the list of e-visa approved nations. Prepare the necessary papers, which you may find on the website, as well as a valid passport and a vaccination certificate or a negative PCR, as needed by your country. Expect your visa in your email within a week.
Guests must be fully vaccinated before flying to Egypt, using one of the World Health Organization's and Egyptian Medicines Authority's approved vaccinations, such as Moderna/Sputnik/AstraZeneca/ Sinopharm/ Sinovac/ Pfizer. You are free to travel to Egypt if you have received only one dose of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine.
Wearing a mask has become a requirement to access numerous places in Egypt, particularly indoor locations and modes of transportation such as public transit and Uber. Please wear your mask to protect yourself, those around you, and the rest of the globe from the epidemic.
You can always go for a Pre-flight screening through Egypt PCR System, you can book on the country's first and only passenger real-time PCR booking system. In many locations across Egypt, including Luxor, Aswan, Red Sea towns like Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh, Cairo, Alexandria, the North Coast, and all of the country's main cities, they have over 120 COVID-19 RT-PCR screening site. A PCR test is nearly always accessible when needed.
Somanil, Phenobarbital, Kodinalin, PROXEN, Mogadon, NITRAZEN, Pulmolar, Dextromethorphan Co-Diovan, immunization injections, KETAMINE INJ, Ergotamine, Nova Tablets with a stronger impact are prohibited prescriptions, and you'll need to show verification documentation if a doctor prescribed them. If you don't have any papers demonstrating that these drugs were given to you, they'll be confiscated at the airport.
Egypt’s current situation is much more secure than it has ever been. If you are planning to visit it recently, don’t be worried. Just keep practicing common sense and trust your instincts wherever you go in Egypt and abroad, such as not gathering with strangers or being without company in deserted regions.
The cost of a holiday to Egypt is determined by the number of days, tour type (luxury or budget), and a number of people traveling. Egypt holidays cost between $390 and $1099, while the elite and luxury Egypt excursions swing between $1099 and $3999.
October through April is usually overpriced compared to the rest of the months; the Egyptian weather during this time is the nicest, it is chill with guaranteed sunrise. Egypt's hotels are practically sold out, resulting in exorbitantly expensive plane tickets, so plan to book your reservations ahead of your time. Between May and September, hotel and travel rates are typical. If you are trying to spend the least money on your trip to Egypt, book your flight in June, July, and August.
The highest amount of cash you may bring into Egypt at the airport is $10,000; however, if you want to bring your money in Egyptian pounds, the maximum amount you can bring is $5,000. You will obtain better rates if you change your money at the airport. Furthermore, ATMs may be found almost anywhere in Egypt.
Cash is the most common form of payment in Egypt, but don't worry, credit cards are accepted at many businesses and restaurants, and ATM machines can be found practically anywhere, so acquiring a reasonable amount of cash whenever you need it is typically possible. If you need to convert a large quantity of money, it is recommended to carry some cash with you to the airport since you will obtain the greatest exchange rate and dependability there.
Tipping is referred to as "backsheesh" in Asia and the Middle East. Send an additional small amount as a gesture of gratitude or respect for the drivers, waiters, tour guides, and anybody who serves or gets the job done for you.
Tipping is a popular habit in Egypt to express gratitude for good service; the standard tipping amount varies based on the type of service received.
Here's how much you should save aside for your Egypt trip:
Felucca or boat excursions are also viable possibilities. A one-hour journey will cost you at least $2.
A full-day excursion with a tour guide will set you back $15 per person.
Drivers will be paid $10 per participant for a full day tour.
The bellman at the hotel. The cost of each piece of luggage varies between $1 and $2 USD.
On the Nile Cruise, crew members are paid $2 each night.
Restaurant waiters are often paid $1 to $2 USD per meal for two to ten people, but coffee shop waiters are paid 50 cents every supper for two to ten people.
It's only a minor annoyance that may make you uncomfortable, but it's not hazardous. Tourists visiting well-known sites like as the Giza Pyramids may be asked with annoyance and get so much attention from sellers for money or business, even if they are in a vehicle or taxi. Do your best trying to view the Giza Pyramids with tour guide or as part of a group trip, it is more enjoyable.
It is a distance of five miles from the pyramids to the current Nile canal, which is a significant distance for large stone slabs to cover. Long before the Sphinx was discovered in the sand dunes, the Giza Pyramids were fighting the Nile. When the flood came, a torrent of the Nile River approached the Pyramids site, as it had in the past.
Despite the fact that Egypt's dress code is conservative and modest by Western standards and viewpoints, the government and legislation do not require modest clothes. It's more about what Egyptians are used to seeing and will see on ordinary Egyptian streets, so seeming weird to avoid attention won't be a good idea. If you want to feel at ease among Egyptians without feeling odd or out of place and completely immerse yourself in the culture that is a part of your vacation, don't wear outfits that expose your cleavage and shoulders, for example. Egyptians dress in this fashion regardless of whether they are wearing a skirt, blouse, jeans, or another form of cloth. Avoid shorts or crop tops because they are very rare among Egyptian ladies. In contemporary and rich gated communities, as well as along the coast especially touristic ones, this modest design slowly fades away.
Egypt's short Mediterranean coast receives 20 mm (0.79 in) to 200 mm (7.87 in) of rainfall distribution, which is the largest quantity of rain Egypt sees; however, rainfall south of Cairo expects to receive practically no rain or only very seldom throughout the year. It rains a lot near the Mediterranean coast in the winter.
Summer season in Cairo is usually humid, has a longer sunlight period, hot, and arid; however, for the winter, the weather is usually mild and dry. The average range of the temperature starts from 50 F to 96°F. The temperature drop reaches 46°F and soars sometimes to 102. Egypt is not considered hot in contrast to other nations since it does not have severe weather all year.
From December 3 to March 3, the cold season lasts 3.0 months, with an average annual temperature of less than 72°F. With an average temperature of 51°F and a high of 67°F, January is the coldest month in Cairo.
It isn't as harmful as you would think. Along the Nile, you'll notice a strong degree of security that is both reassuring and inconspicuous. Every attraction, hotel, and cruise ship has metal detector gates identical to those found at airports. Plan for luggage inspections as well; for day travels, it's better to pack minimally.
Depending on your interests, a lengthy Nile cruise from Cairo to Luxor or Cairo to Aswan might take from 11 to 15 nights. The Abu Simbel Temples are one of Aswan's most well-known attractions. The journey from Luxor to Aswan takes two to three days.
The optimum amount of time to spend in Cairo is three days. Within three days, you may comer many exciting tours for the Egyptian Museum, the Great Pyramids, Coptic Cairo, Downtown Cairo, and other key attractions.
A day in Egypt prices around £200, not including the amazing pyramids and sphinx. chambers of Khufu's pyramid charges 400 pounds to tour; meanwhile, the interiors of the intermediate and the Mankauraa pyramids only pay £100. You may also visit the Queen's Pyramids and the Solar Boat Museum, which both demand a separate ticket.
Kushari, ful, and molokhiya are three of Egypt's most popular traditional feasts. Kushari, a rice, macaroni, lentils, and spicy tomato sauce dinner, is considered the country's national cuisine by many Egyptians. Molokhiya is a leafy green vegetable that is cut and used to soups with beef, chicken, or rabbit. It's usually served with white rice and toast. The second most popular meal in Egypt is ful medames, which is prepared with mashed fava beans, parsley, and garlic.
Only a handful of the big Nile cruise companies, such as Mövenpick, run this route from February to June and September to November, with cruise lines sailing monthly from Cairo. The Nile Cruiser is the most luxurious means of transport between Cairo and Luxor.
For the most affordable alternatives, four-day Nile cruises start at US$240. The most basic cruises cost US$320 per person, while a good Nile cruise cost US$600 per person. On the other hand, a luxurious 3 nights Nile cruise could reach US$900 to US$1500 per person.
The majority of river cruises departs from Cairo and run three to seven days (round trip), with a few lengthier trips. The most popular destinations for Nile cruises are Luxor and Aswan. River boating is a relaxing and enjoyable method to see Upper Egypt's ancient sites.