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Questions tagged [egypt]

Egypt connects Africa and Asia. The home of pharaohs, pyramids, the Nile river, Red Sea, and Christian and Islamic history. Its capital city is Cairo.

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Purchasing a ticket for someone else in another country?

So this is the first time any of us have ever been through a travel scenario such as this. Right now, I'm in Egypt with my mother. We found a trip we agreed on (Lufthansa throughout), but we don't ...
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How do I get from Cairo Airport to Port Said with 2 large 20kg bags?

Would a private taxi be prepared to do this and at what cost ? (from google, seems the rate is Eur100) Is there a (regular) bus?
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Will I be allowed to cycle from Port Said to Hurgada, in Egypt?

I looking for someone with recent (2017 / 2018) experience cycling in Egypt. Will the police prevent me due to security concerns? Are cyclist not allowed on parts of the route, e.g. because some ...
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Tourist Visa on arrival in Luxor in the late evening

Is a tourist (a UK national) able to obtain their tourist on arrival in Luxor, even when their plane lands at about 22:30 -- will the visa office be closed then, or anything awkward like that? http://...
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Return flight is 31 days after arrival, Egypt visa-on-arrival is 30 days, will I be allowed to board?

I have a return ticket from Germany (Frankfurt) to Egypt (Cairo). The return date is 31 days after the arrival date. The tourist visa-on-arrival is 30 days for German citizens. Presently my plan is ...
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For a 90 day Egypt tourist visa how do I prove the duration of my stay?

I would like to apply for a 90 day tourist visa for Egypt. I intend to apply at the consulate in Berlin via post not in person. This is for a South African passport. The website (http://www.egyptian-...
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Multiple layers of license plates on egypt cars

I have spent a week travelling through Egypt and saw that, especially in Cairo, there are quite a lot of cars and trucks which have multiple layers of license plates (multiple license plates on top of ...
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Will the Egyptian consulate in Germany issue a visa to a South African with dual German citizenship using their South African passport?

I have dual German and South African citizenship. Presently I am in Germany. I want to enter Egypt using my South African passport. However South Africans need to apply for a visa before flying to ...
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Requesting for a new visa

I overstayed my visa in Cairo for about a year and a half. Can I use the same passport to enter other countries (the USA to be specific), hoping I won't be denied?
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My Egyptian E-Visa says that it is ‘valid until’ the day before I leave Egypt

My Egyptian E-Visa says that it is valid until 2018-10-25, which is the day before I will leave Egypt. Does this date refer to entry only, or does it, as I fear it may, refer to departure as well? ...
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Traveling with a 9-year old in the Red Sea Riviera, Hurghada, East Egypt area? [closed]

I am planning a 1-2 week trip to somewhere with sea and warmth. One contender is the Red Sea, probably somewhere along the Red Sea Riviera (Hurghada etc). I've never been to an Arabic state, neither ...
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Affidavit from father for student to travel to Egypt for internship [closed]

I checked with the Egyptian embassy for documents required for a visa. I am a citizen of Pakistan and am traveling for an internship with AIESEC. I'm currently a student and my dad will be financing ...
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Can I visit Israel if I have an Egyptian visa?

Can I visit Israel with a visitor visa issued by Egypt? I am planning to visit Egypt for 3 weeks. Afterwards, I am planning to visit Israel. Is it possible to enter Israel with the Egyptian visa? I ...
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Traveling to Egypt if one is HIV positive?

Can I travel to Egypt if I’m taking antiviral drugs? I have searched the internet and I’m left confused as there are travel restrictions for working or long term stay. I wonder whether such ...
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My friend and I were denied a UK visit visa to attend an on-site interview for a tech company

Last November my friend and I got invited to attend an on-site interview for a big tech company in London, and we were both refused a visa for different reasons. The company was going to support our ...
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Egypt tourist visa denied without any supportive document [closed]

The title may be misleading. But what I meant is that when I (Indian passport holder) recently applied for an Egyptian tourist visa in Israel, they collected only the following: 4 copies of the ...
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UK Visitor visa refused… help [duplicate]

How can I change my circumstances to get a better chance of getting a visitor visa next time? The refusal was base on spending 12 months’ worth of savings on 6 day trip
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Traveling from Mexico City to Egypt with my American Passport is that possible?

i'm an American citizen and I need to know if I can travel from Mexico City,to Egypt with my American passport?
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Travelling to Greece via Cairo, do I need a transit visa?

Me and my fiance are travelling to Greece for honeymoon. I got our tickets booked on EgyptAir from Mumbai to Athens with layover in Cairo. We don't intend to go out of the Cairo airport as the layover ...
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Is the entry procedure at Cairo airport the same as at Hurghada airport?

I'm soon flying from London to Cairo and wonder whether the entry procedure is similar to that at Hurghada airport (both are in Egypt)? At Hurghada, I go to a National Bank of Egypt desk located ...
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airport transit visa for cairo

i am an Egyptian national traveling from Doha-Istanbul then Istanbul-Rome then Rome-Paris finally Paris- Cairo. Do i need airport transit visa to change flights in Rome and Paris. I will not leave the ...
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Travel between Egypt and Israel

Is it currently possible to travel directly between Egypt and Israel, preferably by land? If so, is there a preferable sequence: e.g. Egypt before Israel? My son (25) and I are considering a trip to ...
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Is it possible to go by ship from Djibouti to Egypt?

I want to go by ship from Djibouti (any port) to Egypt (again any port). Cargo ship, passenger ship / ferry, dhow any vessel will do. Is this possible and at what costs?
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Transit visa requirement for Nigerian

I am a Nigerian national, travelling back home to Lagos from New Delhi, with a 9 hour lay over in Sharjah and less than 2 hours layover in Cairo. Would I require a transit visa if I don't plan on ...
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Should a woman with many tattoos cover them whilst visiting Egypt? [duplicate]

Hello Fellow Travellers! I am a 40 year old woman from the USA. I have always wanted to travel to Egypt, but I am concerned about my tattoos. I haven't had an issue with other countries that I have ...
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What kind of clothes should I use at Egypt and Jordan during the daylight [closed]

I'm going to Egypt and Jordan in April. I'm trying to understand what is the best combination of clothes my wife and I should be used there. We are occidentals. During our summer in Sydney, Australia ...
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Tailor in Hurghada, Egypt [closed]

I'm trying to locate a tailor (khayat) in Hurghada who can make men's traditional pants fast and cheap. I will wear these wide and full pants "sirwal" under galabeya (with crotch almost down to the ...
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Where to get offline maps for Cairo?

I am about to travel to Cairo. Usually when I tour somewhere I have offline Google maps downloaded on my phone and I mark all places to be visited. Is there a convenient alternative for a city like ...
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Cheapest way from Belgium(Europe) to Egypt? (flight or ferry) [duplicate]

I need to go to Egypt from, I will going back from another country, so a single ticket would be enough. I don't mind flying from another European country since Brussels is well connected by budget ...
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If I visit countries neighbouring Israel, may some countries deny my entry?

According to WikiVoyage info: Be careful if entering or exiting Israel by land though, as a stamp from the land border crossing or a neighbouring country with Israel will be taken as evidence ...
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Long Transit in Cairo [duplicate]

My parents are travelling from Jeddah to Cairo, arriving in Terminal 3. Their connecting flight to Dubai doesn't leave until 30 hours after they arrive in Cairo. They are Pakistani passport holders. ...
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How is Giza pronounced in Egypt itself?

Over a 100 years ago, I think Giza was pronounced Jeezah. For example, in his multi-volume book on the Great Pyramid, Piazzi Smyth, who worked at Giza for years spelled it "Jeezeh": The image above ...
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How did an Egyptian visa get placed in an emergency passport not valid for travel to Egypt? [closed]

Because of lost passport the embassy in UAE gave me a certificate valid for one month for returning to Kyrgyzstan only but I got visa on it to enter Egypt and I travel from UAE to Egypt. After 5 years ...
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Visa to attend UK conference from Egypt [duplicate]

I'm employed and will attend a conference in the UK but I can't figure out what kind of visa I should be applying for. In the gov.uk website its written I should be applying for a standard visitor ...
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Do border officials check if someone has any warrants when traveling abroad?

What if travel destination is Egypt? Can they see if a warrant has been issued from the USA?
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How quickly can I reapply for an Egyptian tourist visa after getting refused once?

If I'm refused for Egyptian tourist visa, how long do I have to wait before applying again?
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Must I enter Egypt on the exact date I specified on my visa application?

If I write in my application for a visa for Egypt that I will travel on a specific date, and I get the visa with a duration of 3 months but with single entry, does it mean I can enter any time (once ...
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What is the current level of risk to tourists visiting Luxor, Aswan, Cairo in Egypt?

I have booked an all inclusive trip to Egypt for 2 weeks in January. It includes a cruise on Nile for a week and a week in a resort in Hurghada. I would like to know if it is safe to visit Egypt in ...
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Regarding new rules for getting a tourist visa for Egypt

I am a Canadian citizen, visiting in Malaysia right now, want to go to Egypt. I read the rules for visas changed in March 2015, but also read that change was reversed or something. I'm wondering if ...
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Is it safe to visit the pyramids near Cairo in 2016? [duplicate]

We are planning a holiday in December to Egypt and found a very good all inclusive deal for a week's stay in Hurghada. However, this doesn't include a visit to the pyramids. I would not like to miss ...
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How to get a visa for Qatar when holding a visa invitation letter?

I'm staying in Egypt and I have a tourist visa for Qatar (just a paper) sent to me by a family member. I was wondering, should I still go to a Qatar Embassy here in Egypt to get it stamped? Or is the ...
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Traveling to Dubai from Egypt with an expired Egyptian visa

My sister is going to give me a visit visa for me to visit her in Dubai. I'm here in Egypt with a tourist visa which has expired several months ago (April 2015). My question is can I go to Dubai ...
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Are there any ferries from Europe to Egypt?

Are there any ferries to Egypt from Italy, Turkey, Greece or any country from south Europe?
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Is there a legal depth limit for scuba divers in Egypt?

I have been to Egypt for a few times since about 2005. Many of the diving centers told us there is a legal depth limit of 30m (100ft) for all scuba divers (including CMAS 3* and PADI Dive Master). ...
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Travel from Mumbai to Toronto via long layover in Cairo [duplicate]

We are Indian citizens and are planning to travel by Egypt air from Mumbai to Toronto via Cairo. The layover is 14 hours in Cairo. As per Egyptian Embassy, transit without visa is applicable if the ...
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Backpacking in Egypt and Kenya: Applying for a visa on the road and onward travel requirements

I'm intending to travel to different countries soon. As an ASEAN Citizen I am free to travel to any ASEAN country (southeast Asia), after travelling in ASEAN I'll be headed to India where we can get a ...
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Visa process Indian visiting Egypt

I am an Indian passport holder. I have a 2-year Schengen visa and am in France right now. I need to visit Egypt this week. What visa formalities are required for an Indian passport holder?
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Are you allowed to take pictures inside the Tomb of Ramesses?

Are you allowed to take pictures inside the Tomb of Ramesses and other underground, painted tombs in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt?
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Can I get to Sharm el Sheik from Hurghada?

I heard that the regular ferry is not operating this route. Is that still true? EgyptAir doesn't have direct flights (it goes thru Cairo and is very expensive). Is there any other way to do this ...
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Should I wear cotton or synthetics in Egypt near summer?

I see everywhere advice to wear cotton shirts (long sleeved?) and pants in Egypt due to the hot weather. This is against the "general wisdom" of backpacking, that says to use light clothes that dry ...