Tips for travel to Egypt
- Egyptian Pound (LE)
• Time Zones
- 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), or 3 hours during daylight savings time (late April to late September)
- Most areas in Egypt use 220v AC. Wall sockets are the round 2-pin European type.
- Egypt has modern telephone systems and most cities can be reached by direct dial. For international calls use 00 + country code + area code + phone number. There are high surcharges for international calls from hotels! A prepaid SIM is a practical option if you need to make calls while in Egypt. The SIM-card will require a SIM unlocked GSM cell phone that supports the 900 frequency. An increasing number of cafes, hotel lobbies and other locations now provide free wifi access.
is what tipping is known as in Egypt and something expected by anyone who provides you a service. Small notes are useful for doormen, hotel staff etc that may assist you while on holiday. For other services, Baksheesh is usually already added to your bill. You will find 7% tax and 12% service charge on restaurant and hotel bills. Taxi drivers are usually tipped around 10% of the metered fare, but not if the fare was agreed in advance of your journey.
For more information you can see Egypt's official tourism website