Winter in Egypt is very mild and warm, it’s the perfect time for taking walks and sunbathing. However, the seawater temperature is quite uncomfortable for swimming, that’s why most hotels in Egypt have several heated outdoor pools which are an attractive alternative to the sea.
Fairly strong winds blow from December to February, so a carding is a must for evening walks.
In March the sea is still rather cool but the air is getting warmer and warmer every day. Spring in Egypt will be highly appreciated by travelers who come to the country first of all to visit numerous tourist attractions and get impressions.
Summer in Egypt will be pleasant only for those who like burning heat. In summer months the temperature rises up to 42°C. At this time of year guided tours may seem to be exhausting.
We strongly recommend wearing hats and using sunscreen regularly when going outside.
Autumn is the best time to go on holiday to Egypt, since the sea is still warm and the weather is great for going on guided tours.
It should be noted that autumn in Egypt is a high season, so the resorts of the country get overcrowded with tourists and prices for accommodation get higher.
All the tourists are required to fill in a landing card at an airport.
CURRENCY EXCHANGE RATES
WHERE CAN USD AND EUR BE EXCHANGED TO EGYPTIAN POUNDS?
WHERE CAN EGP BE EXCHANGED BACK TO USD OR EUR?
ARE USD AND EUR ACCEPTED FOR PAYMENT IN SHOPS/ RESTAURANTS?
TAKING NATIONAL CURRENCY OUT OF THE COUNTRY
Always count the change very carefully. The most common way to deceive tourists in Egypt is to give them 50 piaster banknotes instead of 50 pound notes. The banknotes look very similar, so foreign tourists often pay attention only to the denomination of a note, disregarding its unit of account (pounds or piasters).