Egypt is a beautiful country and a great place to play a tournament.
However, it’s essential to be well-prepared to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. Here are some things you should know before traveling to Egypt:
Visa Requirements: Check the visa requirements for your nationality before traveling to Egypt. Depending on your citizenship, you may need to obtain a visa in advance or be eligible for a visa-on-arrival. Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your planned departure date.
Transportation: The closest airport to Sharm el-Sheikh is Sharm El Sheikh International Airport (SSH). It is located about 18 kilometers from the city. To get to the city you can either go by bus, taxi or car. There are regular bus services. The country has a well-developed network of buses, trains, and domestic flights for getting around.
Health Precautions: Consult your doctor or a travel clinic before your trip to ensure you have all the necessary vaccinations and medications. It’s also advisable to have travel insurance that covers medical emergencies.
Currency: The official currency of Egypt is the Egyptian Pound (EGP). It’s essential to have some local currency on hand for small purchases and transportation. You can exchange your money at banks, exchange offices, or withdraw from ATMs, which are readily available in major cities. Credit cards are accepted in many places, especially tourist areas, but carrying cash for emergencies is wise.
Language: Arabic is the official language in Egypt. While many people in tourist areas speak some English, learning a few basic Arabic phrases can be helpful for communication.
Local Cuisine: Egyptian cuisine is diverse and delicious. Be adventurous and try local dishes like koshari, falafel, and various grilled meats. Drink bottled water to avoid tap water, and be cautious about street food hygiene. The best European food places recommended by TripAdvisor are here
Shopping: Bargaining is common in Egyptian markets (souks). Feel free to negotiate prices when shopping for souvenirs or gifts.
Tipping: Tipping is expected in Egypt, especially in restaurants and for service providers like tour guides and drivers. Carry small bills for tipping.
Electrical Adapters: Egypt uses Type C and Type F electrical outlets. If your devices have a different plug type, bring suitable adapters.
Weather: September. Daytime temperatures can range from around 25°C to 35°C (77°F to 95°F), depending on the region. Nights are cooler, with temperatures dropping to around 18°C to 25°C (64°F to 77°F).
October: The weather begins to cool down further. Daytime temperatures typically range from 20°C to 30°C (68°F to 86°F), while nights become cooler, with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 23°C (59°F to 73°F).
Humidity levels are generally low in Egypt during these months, making it feel relatively comfortable.
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