Area: 1,001,449 sq km
Capital: Cairo
Population: 82 million inhabitants (2012)

Travel advice
Current status: All travel to certain areas in Egypt are advised.

Best time
April, May, September and October are the best months to travel to northern Egypt.
January, February and December are the best months to travel to southern Egypt.
In these months you generally agreeable temperatures.

Arabic is the official language in Egypt. Furthermore, it is still spoken Egyptian and Sudanese.

Travel documents
You must have a passport that is valid at least 3 months left Egypt.
A visa is required. You can apply online or on arrival in Egypt for about 18 euros (valid for 30 days).

Embassies and consulates
Below is a list of relevant diplomatic representations with eg address and contact information.
Dutch Embassy in Egypt: .
Egyptian Embassy in Netherlands: .

Immunization (vaccination)
To visit Egypt, it is advisable to one or more vaccinations to get.

Money and Money
Egypt is paid by Egyptian pounds (EGP).

Traffic and route
In Egypt you have to drive on the right side of the road.

In Egypt the same plugs and sockets used in the Netherlands.


Tap water
It is not recommended to drink tap water because of the chlorine content. This can cause stomach and intestinal complaints.

News and newspapers
The latest news regarding Egypt can be found on Google news .
A summary of the newspapers from Egypt available at Abyznewslinks .

Websites in Egypt ending on .eg.
Egypt’s official website: .

Photos and videos
On Flickr you can find a nice collection of photos from Egypt.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos of Egypt.

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An overview of all the holidays in Egypt can be found on .


Protected areas and World Heritage
An overview of the protected areas (such as national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Egypt can be found on Protected Planet .
An overview of the World Heritage in Egypt can be found on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Source: Wikipedia, Wiki Voyage, Government, Embassy Countries, GGD, Google News, Abyznews, Yellow Pages, Flickr, Youtube,,, Protected Planet, World Heritage List.