- EGP:Egyptian Pound
- Flight duration:
- From 5 hours 15 minutes to 5 hours 30 minutes
- GMT +2
WHEN TO GO
In summer, you’re likely to get readings of at least 28˚C from the thermometer and heats of up to 40˚C in heat waves at the height of the season. The Red Sea and Sinai area is sunny all year round. Summers see 12 hours of sunshine, while winters get around 8. Rain is a rarity. If showers happen, they’re most likely to occur in December or January. Talking of winter, daytime temperatures rarely fall below 14˚C, but it can get a bit colder at night, so you should pack a couple of cardigans if you’re visiting at this time of year.
TEMPERATURE (°C)RAINFALL (mm)
Health & Safety
You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you’re away. For the latest health and safety information, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/egypt/health
Passports and Visas
As a British citizen, you must have a valid passport and a visa to enter Egypt. You can get your visa at the airport when you arrive in Egypt, or from the Egyptian Consulate. If you’re only travelling to Taba and/or Sharm el Sheikh, you won’t need a visa. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/egypt/entry-requirements.
For more information visit the Foreign Office website - www.fco.gov.uk/en/