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EGYPT

For centuries, this remarkable land has held a certain fascination for travelers. Although best known for its ancient and impressive monuments, it is today a land of many cultures, where religions are practiced harmoniously and where the modern West instinctively blend with the traditions of the East.

 

Egypt’s contributions to the world are countless, including the modern calendar, the digital system, surgery, sanitation, graphics, architecture, mummification, and monotheism.

 

For visitors, the sightseeing is awe-inspiring and the shopping experiences are matchless. Whether one wishes to step back 5000 years in time, or bargain for gold, silver, spices, inlay work, and fine arts, Egypt is certainly a one of a kind destination.

Health requirements and restrictions before entering Egypt.

Yellow fever Measures:

Travelers arriving from areas with a high risk of yellow fever transmission must provide a valid international vaccination certificate against the disease to enter the Arab Republic of Egypt. This requirement applies to all travelers aged 9 months and above. Additionally, transit passengers who have spent more than 12 hours in countries on the list of yellow fever transmission risk must also present a valid vaccination certificate. If the passenger fails to present their international certificate of vaccination, they will be subjected to a mandatory quarantine procedure up to six days from the date of their departure from countries affected by yellow fever disease. This is in accordance with international health regulations and is necessary to prevent the spread of this potentially deadly illness.

List of countries at risk of yellow fever transmission:

African countries: Angola - Benin - Burkina Faso - Burundi - Cameroon - Central African Republic - Chad - Congo - Cote d'Ivoire - Democratic Republic of the Congo - Equatorial Guinea - Ethiopia - Gabon - Gambia - Ghana - Guinea – Guinea-Bissau - Kenya - Liberia - Mali - Mauritania - Niger - Nigeria - Senegal - Sierra Leone - South Sudan - Sudan - Togo - Uganda - Eritrea - Rwanda - Somalia - Federal Republic of Tanzania - Zambia.

South America: Argentina - Bolivia - Brazil - Colombia - Ecuador - French Guiana - Guyana - Panama - Paraguay - Peru - Suriname - Trinidad and Tobago - Venezuela.

Corona virus COVID-19 Measures:

It is highly recommended that all conference participants receive full vaccination against COVID-19.

 

Polio Virus Measures:

Those coming from Afghanistan, Malawi, Mozambique, Pakistan, Madagascar, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, whether residents or visitors for periods exceeding 4 weeks, must receive a dose of polio vaccine (either Bivalent oral Sabine or injectable Salk) within a period of 4 weeks to 12 months before travel, with proof of vaccination on an international vaccination certificate.

Travel notes

In this section, you'll find all the needed data to help you through your journey in Egypt such as currency , weather and local transportation

Local Transportation

The country offers a well-connected network of transportation modes, making it easy to navigate and explore. Attendees can rely on taxis, buses, and ride-sharing services to move around effortlessly ex (Uber or Careem).

Visa and Travel Requirements

All attendees must hold a valid passport or travel document with a minimum validity of 6 months from date of departure, for more information please check this link.

Citizens from the following countries are not required to obtain a visa when traveling to Egypt.

Bahrain -Saudi Arabia-Macao-UAE-Hong Kong-Kuwait-Oman

Citizens of the following countries can obtain visa upon arrival.

Armenia-Georgia-New Zealand-South Korea-Australia-Japan-Norway               Ukraine-Belarus-Macedonia-Russia-USA-Canada-EU Countries-Malaysia             Serbia-Vatican

Citizens from other countries not mentioned above need to obtain an entry visa through Egyptian Embassies or consulates in their countries. In this case, they can request for a visa facilitation letter via online registration by providing flight details, passport details, and a copy of the valid passport.

For holders of Diplomatic, Special and Mission passports or travel documents from ALL countries, an entry visa to Egypt before traveling is required (visa exempt and visa on arrival options mentioned above are not applicable). A visa facilitation letter can be provided. Please indicate your preference via online registration by providing your flight details, passport details, and a copy of bio-page of your valid passport or travel document.

Welcome Desk

A Welcome and Onsite Registration Desk will be located in the lobby of the main hotels.

Currency

The Egyptian currency unit is the Pound (EGP). The exchange rate is approximately 1USD= 30.90 L.E. Foreign currencies are exchangeable at banks, airports, hotels, and exchange offices. Bank notes are available in 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 denominations. International credit cards are accepted in major establishments. ATM and currency exchange facilities are available at the hotels.

Time Zone

Egyptian Time (Cairo) is 3 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+3).

Weather

During November , the daytime temperature in Cairo reaches an average maximum between 20 and 22 °C, and the temperature falls to an average minimum of 8 °C overnight. It is advised to wear winter clothes during this time of the year.

Electricity

The standard voltage in Egypt is 220 volts. The outlet is the same type used in continental Europe and many other countries.

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