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Why travel to Egypt?

  • The land of the Pharaohs! Everyone knows a smattering of facts about Egypt, from learning about the country in school, reading about it in books or watching a documentary on television.
  • It is a country that fascinates people from a small age and never really goes away. If you decide to visit Egypt no doubt you will put the Temple of Karnak and the Valley of the Kings at the top of your list, but don’t forget the rest of the country as well. 
  • Enjoy a variety of activities from quad biking through the desert to snorkeling in the Red Sea.

Why do I need Egypt travel insurance?

  • Adventure - you might need additional cover if you're going on a Nile cruise or if you're scuba diving in the Red Sea
  • Expensive medical costs - you don't want to spend a fortune on medical treatments if you become ill or have an accident on your holiday
  • Repatriation – could provide cover if you fall seriously ill and have to be flown back to the UK

Get covered..

  • Loss/ theft – get covered in case your camera gets chewed by a camel
  • Adventure cover – check your policy covers scuba diving or other activities you might be planning in Egypt
  • Cancellations – it’s frustrating if you can't go on your holiday due to flights being cancelled. Visit our claims guide to find out more information on what qualifies for your claim

Egypt: Checklist

  • 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 up to 14 days. However, you will need a visa if you're traveling outside the permitted areas, so you should check before travelling.
  • Vaccinations - It’s advised that you visit your GP before travelling to make sure that your booster vaccinations for typhoid, hepatitis A & B, tetanus and diphtheria are up-to-date.

Egypt travel advice

Updated: Summer 2013

With the current civil unrest in the country, you might want to consider some of the information below before travelling or going on holiday to Egypt.

It’s important to seek advice and check the FCO gov.co.uk website to find the latest news and updates that could affect your holiday in Egypt. The Foreign and Common office widget below could provide you with some travel advice and information for Egypt.

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  • If the situation has changed since buying your travel insurance and the FCO had advised against all but essential travel to your particular destination, then your policy could pay out (check your policy documents to make sure).

  • If you decided to cancel your trip yourself without being advised to do so by the FCO, your insurer might not honour your claim.

  • If the situation changes while you’re out there and you’re on a package tour, then you should contact your tour operator who has a responsibility to get you home safely.

  • If you booked the different elements of your holiday separately, then you’ll need to get in touch with your travel insurance provider.
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