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Egypt travel insurance

If you’re lucky enough to be going to Egypt, make sure you have the right travel insurance for Egypt in place as there are a few things to keep in mind. You’ll need to think about:

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What’s covered with travel insurance to Egypt?

Our policies cover over 100 sports and activites, so you can get up to more on your holiday. We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:

To make sure you have the best holiday possible, we’ve put together some information you might want to know before your trip to Egypt.

CurrencyEgyptian pound
Most common languages spokenArabic
PopulationApprox. 96 million
Plug typePlug type C and F
Driving sideRight-hand side
SeasonsSpring – March to May
Summer – June to August
Autumn – September to November
Winter – December to February
LawsLocal laws and customs

Do I need a visa for Egypt?

Yes, you need a visa to travel to Egypt as a British citizen with a valid passport. You can get a visa on arrival if you plan to stay for 30 days or less, or you can apply for a visa from the Egyptian Embassy before you travel.

However, you don’t need a visa if you’re travelling to Sharm el Sheikh, Dahab, Nuweiba or Taba. Upon arrival you’ll receive a free entry permission stamp which allows you to stay for up to 15 days.

You can find more information about visas and entry requirements for Egypt here.

What travel insurance do I need for Egypt?

Egypt travel insurance is available either as a single trip policy for that specific country, or as part of annual multi-trip travel insurance. Egypt is covered under Europe if you choose one of our annual policies.

If you have activities planned, you may need to add extra cover, such as our cruise travel insurance.

How much is travel insurance for Egypt?

The price you pay will depend on your age, how long you’ll be going for, and whether you choose single trip travel insurance or an annual policy. If you have pre-existing medical conditions and need medical travel insurance, you may have to pay a bit more to cover them.

Healthcare in Egypt

Healthcare in Egypt is either available through private services or public services funded by the Ministry of Health. Most visitors are advised to seek medical help in Cairo if needed, as the facilities are of a better standard. It’s important to make sure you’ve got travel insurance including cover for medical conditions to avoid paying any hefty bills for medical treatment.

It’s also important to remember to speak to your GP at least four to six weeks prior to travel to check whether there are any vaccinations or other preventatives needed.

Find more information about healthcare in Egypt here.

Can you help if I need medical treatment while in Egypt?

Yes – all our policies come with access to our 24-hour emergency assistance team, so there will always be someone here to help you if you become ill or are injured while abroad.

If you need assistance just give our emergency medical team a call any time, day or night.

Interesting facts about Egypt

  1. Unlimited emergency medical expenses available on Black level policies.
  2. Based on 2,050 responses, correct as of 22/01/2024