extra care in Cairo
Tips for going to Egypt! How to bargain, what and when to buy, how to behave – we have collected the most valuable tips.
The country’s national currency is the Egyptian pound. It is equal to one hundred piastres. It is better to go there with dollars or euros. As of November 16, 2016, $ 1 is equivalent to ≈15.15-15.30 Egyptian pounds. It would be nice to have a bank card with you. If there are no ATMs in your vicinity, money can be cashed at any branch of the bank. Most of those in Egypt work from Sunday to Thursday from 8:30 to 14:00. At airports and major ports, financial institutions are open 24 hours. Friday and Saturday are days off. Banks are reluctant to accept $ 100 bills issued before 1992.
A visa can be obtained at the airport – there it will cost you $ 25. If you will rest on the Sinai Peninsula and do not plan to leave it, then a visa for 15 days opens there for free. True, in this case you will not be allowed to leave the peninsula. The validity of the passport must be at least six months at the time of entry. Continue reading