Egypt practice, know


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Identity Card:
  • Capital Cairo

  • People 84 million inhabitants .

  • Constitution: Semi-presidential Republic

  • Language : Arabic, Egyptian

  • Religion : Muslims, Coptic Christians .

    Entry requirements:
    • Visa : A tourist visa is required to return to Egypt, this one is easily obtained from either an embassy or an Egyptian consulate or directly to arrival at major entry points, it costs 25 euros in France and 15 euros on arrival, it is valid for a period of one month and may be renewed.

    • Passport : Optional, a passport or a French identity card valid are essential .

      • Currency Egyptian pound (EGP)

      • Currency rates 1 euro = 7.5 pounds

      • Payment Cards The international credit cards are not accepted, only the major hotels and restaurants will accept .

      • Budget stay 1 Week : 200- 400 euros

        • Restaurants
          Cheap : less than 5 € / person
          Average : 10-15 € / person
          Premium . more than 20 € / person.

          • accommodation
            Cheap : less than 5 € / night
            Average : 10-20 € / night
            Premium : more than 80 € / night


            How to get there?

            • By Air: The Cairo International Airport is the main gateway of the country and the hub of the national carrier Egyptair. Several airlines have daily flights from France: Air France, KLM, Lufthansa, Egyptair. Expect to pay about 400 euros return and 4h30 to go to Cairo from Paris.

              On site:

              • voitur th Driving in Egypt should not be reserved only to those who used to driving in a chaotic and difficult traffic over the most signs are in Arabic.

              • Bus : Egypt has an extensive network of long-distance bus, operated by state companies and private companies. Warning road conditions and very average and the conduct of the Egyptian in general is rather dangerous.

              • train The Egyptian railway system roughly speaking consists of a single huge line along the Nile from Alexandria to Aswan and Luxor via Cairo. The most heavily used path is the Cairo-Alexandria with several regular trains a day.

                The trains although a bit slow are comfortable and well equipped, they have first and second class.

              • Taxi: You can hire taxis for days, count between 100-200 LE, if you go to Saqqara Cairo eg .

              • plane : The domestic air network is quite extensive and covers most major cities. The national carrier, EgyptAir, offers the most regular services, particularly between: Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel, Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh and Alexandria.

                • Recommended vaccinations: diptheria, tetanus, polio, hepatitis A, hepatitis B and typhoid fever

                • Tips One of the main risk in Egypt is the heat that can cause dehydration and sunstroke, too cold ... because of air conditioning. In summer, be sure to cover his head to avoid sunstroke, which can contract very quickly, in less than an hour. Also pay attention to what you eat, do not eat in the street and do not drink the tap water.

                  • Regions to avoid: It is not advised to circulate inside the Sinai Peninsula and in the border regions of Libya and Sudan <. / p>

                  • Events Demonstrations and rallies are common at present (2013), for your safety it is necessary to stick to the standard

                  • Taxi: Most taxis do not have meters, good advice always agree the price before getting into a taxi or find out in advance about the price a race for not seeming to disembark.

                    • Climate : Mediterranean climate in the north and south desert .

                    • Average temperatures 40 & deg; C in summer and 15 & deg; C in winter .

                    • Best time to reach From November to March the temperatures are milder and more conducive to visits pyramids and other crapahutages desert.

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