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Egypt Travel Planning & Travel Tips:

Embassy Contact Information:
 U.S. citizens living in or visiting Egypt are encouraged to register at the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Egypt and obtain updated information on travel and security within Egypt. The American Citizens Services office of the U.S. Embassy is located at 5 Latin America Street, Garden City, Cairo, and is open to the public from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. The workweek in Egypt is Sunday through Thursday. Telephone calls are accepted from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

The mailing address from the United States is: Consular Section, Unit 64900, Box 15, APO AE 09839-4900. Within Egypt or from a third country, it is 8 Kamal el-Din Salah Street, Garden City, Cairo. The main Embassy telephone number is (20)(2) 797-3300. The telephone number of the Consular Section's American Citizen Services Unit is: (20)(2) 797-2301, the fax number is (20)(2) 797-2472, and the e-mail address is Consular information is available via the embassy site. Visa related inquiries should be directed by e-mail to

Climate: There are basically two seasons in Egypt: a relatively cool season that lasts November-March (by far the better touring season) and a hot season April-October. The Red Sea coast has fewer extremes and is nice year round. October is a good month if you want to visit the rest of the country off season, when prices and tourist crowds are low. During the other off-season months it is simply too hot to be enjoyable, though the average humidity stays in the 7%-20% range. In the spring (especially late March to early April), sand and dust storms called khamsin blow in and can reduce visibility (sometimes even in Cairo) to less than 100 ft/30 m.

Calling Internationally: 

To call from U.S. to Egypt: 011+20+ Phone Number
To call from Egypt to U.S.: 001 + Phone Number

Electricity: The electric current used in Egypt is 220 volts. You can purchase a converter at most hardware stores for appliances that do not switch to 220V

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