With its strategic central location surrounded by the Mediterranean and Red Seas, warm weather, and its historic background and monuments, Egypt always had an influx of visitors and tourists. Below are few tips for you that can be useful for you if you plan to exhibit or visit the show.
Visa Requirements: Visitors to Egypt need to have a visa unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or one of the countries whose citizens are eligible for visa on arrival. To find out the visa policy that applies to your citizenship, visit our visa page here.
Airport: Cairo International Airport is the busiest airport in Egypt and serves as the primary hub for EgyptAir. There are three terminals, Egypt Air operates from Terminal 1, and other European/ Gulf/ Asian airlines operate from Terminal 2 & 3.
Bus: Cairo’s public transport is one of the busiest in the world, however, buses have different service lines at varying prices. They have full sized and minibuses.
Taxis: Egypt’s streets are serviced by a fleet of taxis with running meters, so just wave, climb aboard, and you’ll be on your way. You can also get around using Uber or Careem.
Metro: The metro is blissfully efficient and inexpensive. Trains run every five minutes or so from around 6am until 11.30pm.
ON THE GROUND
Culture & Shopping: Egypt is home to some of the most famous tourist destinations in the world and is also the site of some of the oldest and most notable examples of human society and civilization The Souks, or the local markets, along with the larger bazaars are among the most remarkable attractions of Egypt. Anyone will tell you that the most famous and the largest bazaar in Egypt is the Khan El Khalili Market, in the Hussein District in Cairo.
Money Matters: Egypt’s national currency is the Egyptian Pound, which comes in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, & 200 pound (geneh) notes. The smaller denominations, both in coin and paper form, are 25 & 50 Piasters (ersh), with 100 Piasters to every 1 Egyptian Pound.
Currency is readily available throughout the country with currency exchanges in just about every hotel and airport, as well as banks that can be easily navigated to using a simple Google search.