Travel Information

Norwegian citizens travelling to Egypt

Citizens of Svalbard that are travelling to Egypt need a stamped visa in their passport prior to arriving.

What to expect in Egypt

🐌 Below average wifi
🤝 friendly locals
inexpensive cost of living
mild weather
🏖️ beaches
few mosquitos
bad air quality

Common Tourist Questions

🥘 Do I need to tip?

No, you are not expected to tip at restaurants and other service businesses.

💰 Should I carry cash?

Yes, you should carry cash on you. Foreigners usually deal in cash.

☎️ Where do I get a SIM card from?

Some popular telecom companies are

E-Kit, Etisalat, and Vodafone


💦 Can I drink tap water?

No, you cannot drink tap water. Bottled water is recommended.

🚕What do I use to get around?

Popular ride-hailing services include


Exchange Rates

The primary currency is EGP.

1 NOK = 1.809361 EGP

To put that in perspective, the average dinner will cost you roughly $1.90 USD.

Visa Status

A Visa needs to be provided by the country prior to travelling.

Notes and Passport Validity

There are no special notes about passport validity at this time. In general, it is good to ensure that your passport is valid 3 months after your trip ends.

Safety and Security

Do not travel.

We now advise all not to travel overseas at this time, due to the health risks from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. This includes to Egypt. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Egypt has confirmed multiple COVID-19 cases. If you're in Egypt, despite our advice, be aware that a number of countries have banned flights, closed borders or put in place restrictions on travel to and from Egypt. These are changing regularly. Contact your airline or tour operator for the latest information. The Egyptian Government has announced it will halt all air traffic from its airports from 19 to 31 March. If you decide to leave, do so as soon as possible while commercial options are available.  We now advise you to: Do not travel to to Egypt.


These values are calculated by computing the average scores that we have available to us across all cities in Egypt. In some cases, they may not be completely accurate.

Internet Speed (2.10 / 5)
Safety (3.50 / 5)
Cost of Living (5.00 / 5)
Average Hotel Cost

$42.00 USD / night

Average Dinners

$1.90 USD

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