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Egypt Sun Tours
Weather

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Cairo
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Sunday   +36° +24°
Monday   +36° +24°
Tuesday   +36° +24°
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Travel Tips


 Language

Arabic is the official written and spoken language.The most commonly spoken foreign languages are English and French. German and Italian are less popular in Egypt.

Currency

The Egyptian pound (EGP) is divided into 100 Piaster's (P.T.). For your guidance, the present exchange rate is approximately 1 US $ = EGP 7.00 and 1 Euro = EGP 9.00.

Time

Two hours ahead of GMT.

Electricity

Electrical current throughout Egypt is 220 volts sockets take the standard continental European round, two points plug.

Passport & visa  

Entry visa can be arranged at the Egyptian consulates abroad. It is available at the airport with the valid passport at least six month from the date of the entry into Egypt.

Business hours

Banks are closed on Fridays and Saturdays, and open during rest of the days from 09:00 am to 02:00 pm. Most embassies are closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Shops are generally open from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm, seven days a week.

Tipping

The principle of tipping must be justified by special help of distinguished service rendered. In hotels cruises, and restaurants, an official 12% service charge is added to the bill, together with other applicable taxes. Extra tipping is normally paid to their staff who excel in extended service, and it motivates more attention to paying guests, individuals and group. Tips may also be paid as a token of appreciation.

Clothing

Light cotton garments in summer, and woolen ones in winter. A sweater might be needed in the evenings in the summer time and woolen in the winter. Cap and sunglasses are advisable.   

  

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