Be in the know before you go
A valid passport is required to travel and should have at least 6 months validity after your return home. You should have at least 2 blank pages per country that you are visiting. If your passport does not meet this requirement at the time of departure, you can be denied boarding for your international flight and may consequently incur additional expenses.
A visa is necessary to enter Egypt. All Egyptian consulates can provide entry visas, which are also obtainable at most ports of entry. It is possible to grant visas on the spot, we can, therefore upon request, arrange an entry visa for you. Please be sure to double check this information with your local consulate for the most updated information.
For up to date information on recommended and required vaccinations and general health travel tips for the Egypt please visit http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list/, then use the drop down menu to select the countries you are visiting. Please consult with your physician for clarification or concerns regarding recommended or required vaccinations.
As of March 25, 2017, till October 14, 2017 (specific dates are subject to change), there will be 10 airports in the Middle East Region, which will no longer allow electronical devices larger than a standard smartphone, into the cabin. This means that these devices need to be packed away in your checked luggage.
Medical devices will be allowed to remain with you, after they are screened by airport security.
These are the affected airports: Queen Alia International Airport (AMM), Cairo International Airport (CAI), Ataturk International Airport (IST), King Abdul-Aziz International Airport (JED), King Khalid International Airport (RUH), Kuwait International Airport (KWI), Mohammed V Airport (CMN), Hamad International Airport (DOH), Dubai International Airport (DXB), and Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)
Important note: the affected flights will be those that are departing from one of the 10 airports below to the United States. Flights from the US to these airports are not affected by the rule.
Here is a list of devices that will not be allowed into the cabin and must be checked (please note this list is not complete and is subject to the airlines discretion):
- Portable DVD players
- Electronic game units larger than a smartphone
- Travel printers/scanners
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