Egypt Travel Hints

FAQs on Egypt

Your Questions Answered: Egypt's Most Frequently Asked Queries

If you’re planning your first tour to Cairo, you probably have some questions. We know we have a ton of questions when we are visiting a country for the first time,Here are some frequently asked questions about Cairo and answers to them.

FAQ’s on Egypt

Is Egypt considered Africa or Asia?

Egypt is what we call a transcontinental country. It sits in both Africa and Asia. However, the most significant part of Egypt is in Africa, which is why most consider it Africa. The other small piece of Egypt is in Asia.

How does geography impact Egypt today?

The Nile River is one of the most significant geographical features of Egypt, providing the country with fertile land for agriculture and sustaining millions of people. The river flows from south to north, and the Nile Valley and Delta region is home to most of the country’s population and economic activities.

What are the geographic features of Cairo Egypt?

Cairo is fan-shaped, narrowest in the south, where the river valley is wedged between desert escarpments, and widest in the north, where the valley blends into the delta. Over the centuries the city expanded westward, as a receding river channel left land flood-free.

Where is Egypt geography?

With a population of approximately 105,000,000 people, Egypt is located in the northeast corner of the African continent on the Mediterranean Sea. It is bordered to the northeast by Palestine and Israel, the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south and Libya to the west.

What is the geography area of Egypt?

Egypt has an area of 1,002,450 km2 (387,050 sq mi) which makes it the 29th largest country in the world. The longest straight-line distance in Egypt from north to south is 1,420 km (880 mi), while that from east to west measures 1,275 km (792 mi).

Is it safe to travel to Egypt in 2023-2024?

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office does not advise against visiting Cairo, Alexandria, the Nile tourist areas, or the Red Sea resorts of Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada, as well as the area between the Nile and the Red Sea is also regarded as relatively safe, in fact Gallup Ranked Egypt no 8 in top 10 safest places in the world.

Do I need a visa to travel to Egypt

Most nationalities require a visa to enter Egypt as a tourist. Visas are easily attainable on arrival at Cairo airport for most nationalities for US$30 paid in cash, but please check with your travel agent or embassy before departure. On arrival at Cairo airport you buy your visa at any of the banks before proceeding to immigration. You’ll be given a stamp that you then need to put into your passport yourself. A single entry visa is valid for three months from date of issue and entitles the bearer to one month in Egypt. Multiple entry visas are not available at the airport or any border crossings

Can I apply for a visa to Egypt online?

Applicants must fill out an online visa application form and pay a fee using a credit or debit card to apply for a single or multiple-entry Egypt eVisa, Applicants should submit their applications at least 7 days prior to their trip, Applicants will receive approved Egypt eVisas via email once they have been processed.

What is the internet access like in Egypt?

Internet access in Egypt is growing, with internet cafes and Wi-Fi hot spots becoming increasingly more common in large cities, especially Cairo.


Can I use my mobile/cell phone while in Egypt?

Mobile phone coverage is good in Egypt, especially in large cities. Coverage may not be available in more remote areas, especially if travelling through the desert. Ensure you have global roaming activated with your mobile carrier before you leave home if you wish to use your mobile while in Egypt.


Do I need to purchase travel insurance before travelling in Egypt?

Absolutely. All passengers travelling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of their trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.

What is ATM access like in Egypt?

ATMs are common in large cities such as Cairo and Alexandria and are found in and near shopping centres, tourist areas and 5-star hotels. ATMs are far less common in rural areas and smaller towns so you’re advised to be prepared for this by having enough cash before travelling out of the city.

FAQ’s on Cairo

Is Cairo safe for tourists?

Cairo is generally safe for tourists, but it is always recommended to stay updated on travel advisories and follow the guidance of local authorities. It is advisable to travel with a reputable tour operator who can provide a safe and enjoyable experience.

What are the must-visit attractions in Cairo?

Some of the must-visit attractions in Cairo include the Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum, Khan el-Khalili market, the Citadel of Saladin, and the Alabaster Mosque.

How long should I spend in Cairo?

The duration of your stay in Cairo depends on your interests and the attractions you wish to visit. However, most tourists spend around 2 to 3 days exploring the main highlights and getting a feel for the city.

What is the best time to visit Cairo?

The best time to visit Cairo is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is mild and comfortable. Summers can be extremely hot, while winters can be cooler, especially in the evenings.

What should I wear in Cairo?

Cairo is a conservative city, and it is recommended to dress modestly out of respect for the local culture and traditions. Both men and women should cover their shoulders and knees, and women may also be required to cover their hair with a scarf in some places.

How can I get around Cairo?

Cairo has various modes of transportation including taxis, Uber, metro, buses, and organized tours. Taxis and ride-sharing apps are a convenient way to get around, but it’s important to agree on the fare before starting the journey.

Can I visit the Pyramids of Giza on my own?

Yes, you can visit the Pyramids of Giza on your own. However, it is recommended to hire a guide to provide you with historical information and ensure a smooth experience. Guides can be hired at the entrance of the pyramids.

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