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.
- 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.
- 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 to14 days. However, you will need a visa if you're traveling outside the permitted areas so please 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.
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