Egypt, a country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, dates to the time of the pharaohs. Millennia-old monuments sit along the fertile Nile River Valley, including Giza's colossal Pyramids and Great Sphinx as well as Luxor's hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings tombs. The capital, Cairo, is home to Ottoman landmarks like Muhammad Ali Mosque and the Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities.



Egypt welcomes you with its mighty Nile and magnificent monuments, the beguiling desert and lush delta, and with its long past and welcoming, story-loving people.


Visa Required

Your passport must be valid for at least six months from your date of entry. Israeli stamps in your passport (and Israeli passports, for that matter) present no problem, unlike in some other Middle Eastern countries. Required for most nationalities. Single-entry, 30-day tourist visas cost US$25 and are available for 41 nationalities (Enquire for information). Otherwise, visas can be purchased at the airport on arrival. Visa extensions are possible once in-country.

Population Currency Capital City

97.5 million

Egyptian Pound (E£)


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