Travel to Egypt

Passports and visas are required for any person travelling to Egypt. Visitors arriving from most countries in Africa, South and North America will need a vaccinations certificate against yellow fever. Tourism in Egypt is a major earner of foreign currency.

The tourists annual percentage was stable since 1988 after the end of the Iran-Iraq war. In 2003, there were 6,044,160 tourists, mainly from Europe. The main tourist attractions include the Great Sphinx and the Pyramids at Giza, the Valley of the Kings at Luxor, the Abu Simbel temples at South of Aswan, and the Muhammad Ali Mosque in Cairo. The US Department of State estimated the daily cost of staying in Cairo to reach $239 in 2005.