Egypt destination information
All you need to know before visiting Egypt
Egypt is a big country with around 91M Egyptian. Official language is Arabic. Egypt uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+02:00. Currency used in Egypt is Egyptian Pound (EGP).
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ATMs in Egypt are Rare. Internet speed in Egypt is on average 1.7 Mbps. In Egypt you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).🏙️ Cairo
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Egypt uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.
Currency 💱1 EGP = 0.06 USD
Egypt uses the Egyptian pound (symbol: E£), code EGP.Banknotes come in denominations of 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 pounds. Pound is subdivided into 100 piastres. Coins come in denominations of 1 pound and 50 and 25 piastres.
Automatic teller machines are rare in Egypt. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Tipping 💁🏽Expected to tip
Tipping is expected in Egypt since staff depend on tips to supplement their often minimum wages. Receipts usually include a service charge.
Mobile Phone 📱
Egypt uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.
If you don't want to buy SIM card in Egypt upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
Emergency Calls 🚨Police :
156, 155Ambulance :
112Fire department :
To call Egypt, dial +, then 20 (the country code for Egypt), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.Locally
For local calls within Egypt, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 2 .
international: + 20 2 1234567
calling local: 02 1234567
Internet Speed 💯
Internet speed in Egypt is on average 1.7 Mbps.
WiFi coverage in Egypt is low. It is not as easy to find one.
SIM Card #️⃣
You can buy a SIM card for about 72.36 EGP, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: Etisalat, Orange, Vodafone or WE (by Telecom Egypt).
In Egypt you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).
Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on motorways, 100 km/h (62 mph) on expressways, 60 km/h (37 mph) in all built-up areas and 90 km/h (55 mph) on undivided highways.
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