Travel Essentials: Documentation &
Travelers to Egypt must carry a valid passport, with
validity no less than six months beyond the period
of their stay. The passport must contain at least
two blank pages.
Travelers should refer to their closest Egyptian
Embassy or consulate to check on exact visa
requirements at their time of travel. However, it is
worth noting that for most North America and Western
European nationalities, tourist visa may be
purchased upon arrival at any Egyptian international
airport. A&K can arrange for pre-purchase of such
visa stamps upon request.
You should keep all travel documents, travelers'
cheques, cash, passports and other valuables in your
hotel or cruise boats 'safety deposit boxes.
Although street crime is at a minimum, as in any
other country, travelers are encouraged to use
common sense and not wear ostentatious jewellery. It
is also advisable to carry only small amounts of
In general you will find people hospitable and
friendly. Personal security in Egypt is rarely an
issue at all, and Cairo is considered one of the
safest cities in the world. Visitors can comfortably
walk at night along main city streets. However, it
is recommended that a tighter hold on purses and
wallets is kept when wandering round bazaars; and it
is advisable for women in particular to dress more
conservatively out of respect for local customs when
in more traditional areas or small towns.