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All visitors to Egypt must obtain a visa from one of the Egyptian diplomatic missions before entering the country or hold an Egypt eVisa. Upon entering, visitors must hold a passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival in Egypt. All travellers to Egypt for tourism purposes must be…
Best Time To Visit
To avoid uncomfortable crowds at Egypt's most popular sites, avoid travelling in December and January as these months constitute peak tourist season. To enjoy more pleasant temperatures and better accommodation prices, visit from October to April.
All airports are centrally located and served by a network of the national and international airlines. From Hurghada Airport can easily reach the city centre by bus or taxi. You can find the bus next to the airport passenger terminal and start filled up. They journey takes about 20 minutes. Taxis can also be found…
Luxor International Airport
Luxor International Airport is located 6 kilometres from the city and currently Egypt's fourth-biggest airport. There are two terminals serving international and domestic flights. There is an inexpensive public bus service from the airport to the town, a journey which takes about 15 minutes. Taxis available from outside the terminal but be ready to bargain…
Marsa Alam International Airport
Marsa Alam Airport is the first privately owned airport in Egypt and it is serving both international and domestic flights. You can book a private airport transfer between Marsa Alam airport and Marsa Alam city.
To get around these cities you can either walk or order a taxi. Mini-buses are common if you want to ride with the locals. Trains, which fall into two categories, one with air-conditioning the other without, are ideal for travelling to nearby towns and cities.
Taxis are available from outside the airports and the bus and rail stations in Hurghada, Luxor and Marsa Alam. Always check the price to your destination. Drivers will leave when the taxi is full, although you can have a vehicle to yourself if you are prepared to pay extra. Pay extra attention so you arrive…
There are several post offices in the region however, they can be a minefield if Arabic is not spoken or read. Hotels all offer postal services, which is a safe option to ensure letters are sent and delivered safely. Another option is the main post office in Hurghada.
Pharmacies can be found in abundance in Hurghada, Luxor and Marsa Alam, and they sell cosmetics as well as medicines. They are generally open from 9 am to around 10 pm most days.
Country code: +20 Area code, Hurghada: 065 Area code, Luxor: 095 Area code, Marsa Alam: 012