- EGP:Egyptian Pound
- Flight duration:
- 5 hours 15 minutes to 5 hours 30 minutes from Gatwick
- GMT +2
WHEN TO GO
One of the best things about Egypt is you can go any time of year. Temperatures soar above 35°C in the summer, and rarely dip below 20°C in the winter. Spring and autumn are ideal times to visit if you prefer things hot rather than scorching – the mercury tends to linger comfortably in the high 20s. An umbrella is one thing you won’t have to worry about putting in your suitcase – it only rains once in a blue moon here. You might want to pack a jumper if you’re coming in the winter, though – after the sun dips below the horizon things can get surprisingly chilly. And if you’re a diver, bear in mind that, while the waters here are a toasty 28°C in summer, they drop to around 20°C in December and January.
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/