- Visa - You won't require a visa if you're a UK national and you're traveling either to Sharm El Sheikh, Dehab, Nuweiba or Taba, and staying there for a maximum of 14 days. However, you will need a visa if you’re going to be traveling outside the permitted areas, for example, if you're thinking of going on an organised trip to Cairo or on a Nile cruise.
- Vaccinations - It’s recommended that you visit your GP 8 weeks before travelling. It’s important t to make sure that your booster vaccinations for typhoid, hepatitis A & B, tetanus and diphtheria are up-to-date.
- Organised trips - There are many tours around Egypt that are definitely worth taking. Many large resorts organise tours themselves or you might get cheaper rates if you book your trip in advance.
Egypt: Did you know?
- The ancient Egyptians were the first people to have a calendar consisting of 365 days.
- The country's population is estimated to be over 81 million.
- Cruises along the Nile are a popular way to see the country.
- Apart from the obvious sights of the Pyramids, Sphinx and river Nile, Egypt has such wonders as Karnak, the Valley of the Kings, and the Colossi of Memnon. Not to mention museums galore.
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