What to pack for Egypt is a very important question to many travelers from all over the world who enjoy their time in Egypt to the fullest while being prepared for the new and different surroundings and culture. The purpose of this article is to provide information and answers about the Egypt packing list that every traveler should have during their vacation tour in Egypt.
All the information and answers provided on this page have been provided by ETP Team which is a group of highly trained, knowledgeable, and expert travel advisors and consultants. Every true traveler knows that preparation is vital and packing is the key to a complete and memorable vacation in Egypt.
Traveling to Egypt has always been on everyone's bucket list as you can't call yourself a true traveler without stepping your feet in immortal Egyptian soil. You will explore one of the seven wonders of the ancient world the great pyramid of Giza and stare at the face of the great sphinx. Taking a stroll on the oldest market in the Middle East the golden brick road of Khan El Khalili will send you back to the times of ancient tales.
Boarding a Nile River Cruise on the lifestream of Egypt between the heavenly lands of Luxor and Aswan where you will listen to the tales of ancient times and behold all hypnotic wonder and beauty of the Valley of the Kings, Karnak temple, Edfu temple, the great Abu Simbel temples and many more. The beaches & shores of the red sea Riviera in the mesmerizing city resort of Hurghada will elevate your horizon and vision of beauty to new levels.
The packing list for Egypt should include:
You will begin by discovering all the items that you need to pack during your time in Egypt starting with:
You should pack less than you normally would as you’ll likely be dragging your baggage around frequently during your trip. You should pack for a delightful warm-weather like a light jacket, layering shirts, and an umbrella, also bring sunglasses and a brimmed hat to shield your face from the sun and bring comfortable lightweight cotton or linen clothing as well as all the typical clothing like a pair of shorts, swimsuit, socks, and underwear.
A pair of comfortable open walking shoes or sandals are indispensable for walks through ancient Egyptian archaeological sites. Egypt is a liberal country but so women may be wondering what a female traveler should pack to wear in Egypt, then every female traveler should bring at least one long-sleeved blouse and head-covering scarf in a case for visits to mosques.
You could pack a versatile, slightly dressy outfit for nights out and if you were wondering if you can wear leggings in Egypt then the answer is yes. The most important accessory you should bring is a backpack you can move easily between the site while carrying all of your things.
You should always have copies of your passport, visa, travel insurance, credit card information, and traveler’s check information just in case and carry them with you at all times away from the originals. Carry your travel insurance information with you in case you find yourself in a doctor’s office in Egypt, meanwhile, leave copies of these documents with a friend or relative back home in case of loss or theft.
If you have any discount ID cards, such as an International Student Identity card (ISIC), bring these so you can save some of the admissions fees to Egypt’s top historical monuments. You should also carry your hotel & travel agency business card and info at all times.
For Egypt entry visa, many countries are eligible to obtain a visa on arrival at Egyptian airports such as the US, the UK, EU Nationals, Australia, Canada, Croatia, Croatia, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Macedonia, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Serbia, and Ukraine. Your visa will cost $25.00 USD per person that will be paid at the airport and your passport will have to be valid for 6 months before its expiration date before entry date to Egypt.
At the current time of COVID-19, all vaccinated travelers must have a QR code from an authorized lab that proves that have taken their vaccinations. Every vaccinated traveler must have their final dose at least two weeks before traveling to Egypt. You can check vaccination and Covid-19 test certificate update.
It's known that each day in Egypt will cost about 650 Egyptian pounds during a day of personal spending during your vacation in Egypt according to the latest surveys conducted by travel consultors in Egypt. You should keep your smaller bills such as 5's or 10's for tipping which represents 5% or 10% of the total bill, and anything else.
You should keep your cash and valuables in a money bag, especially in Egypt’s tourist areas and overcrowded public transportation. It is acceptable to bring a major credit or debit card with you to Egypt since many establishments accept payments with plastic, and ATM machines can be found in major cities and tourist sites.
You should also Bring cash to exchange for Egyptian pounds, and hoard your smaller bills and coins for tipping, taxi trips, and the various Egyptian merchants in need of small change. More and more tours, hotels, and shops in Egypt ask for payment in US dollars due to Egypt’s currency shortage, so have a small stash on you.
You should bring a power bank, portable wifi, Earbuds, a universal travel adapter because you never know, also a small camera or one with a detachable zoom lens. Once you arrive, you can purchase Egyptian phone credits or a SIM card to contact whom you ever choose. You should have a portable travel strip so you can charge anything you want from your phone to your laptop or any others. You will then continue to:
It’s important to include a medical kit and hygienic items on your Egypt packing list, since these aren’t always available, especially outside of the tourist sites. Every traveler should bring any described medication that you could ever need. A few basic hygiene items that should facilitate your trip to Egypt include a toothbrush & toothpaste, tissues for public restrooms, oral care items, scissors, and tweezers.
Your medical kit should include bandages, antibacterial ointment, ibuprofen, Advil, aspirin, and if traveling off the beaten path or on board a Nile Cruise, you should pack Dramamine, anti-diarrhea drugs, and re-hydration salts. Another must-pack is a reliable brand of sunscreen and skincare with an SPF of 30 or higher. One of the most essential items to carry at the moment is antibacterial hand gel and a mask.
The things that are allowed to bring to Egypt under the regulations of the Egyptian law include:200 cigarettes, 25 cigars, or 200 grams of tobacco, 1 liter of alcoholic beverages, 1 liter of perfume or eau de cologne, Non-commercial articles with a total value under USD $200, Goods for personal use.
There is a list of illegal drugs which are not allowed entry to Egypt; include Didrex Tablets, Nicocodeine, PROXY, NITRAZEN, Mogadon, vaccine injections, Ergotamine, Dextromethorphan, KETAMINE INJ, Pulmolar, Co-Diovan, Kodinalin, Phenobarbital, Somanil, Nova Tablets that have an extended effect.
The mesmerizing land of Egypt has a lot to offer, from its beautiful landscapes to its seas and vast deserts, to its historical wonders in its immortal cities including Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan. It's a one-holiday destination that has it all so don't miss the chance to live in such a beautiful country through our Egypt vacation tours.
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