Egypt Travel Insurance Plans

Familiarize yourself with Travel Guard’s most important travel tips and safety information to make sure you’re more prepared for your vacation to Egypt.

Egypt has a rich, ancient history with unique landmarks that draw in tourists from all over the world. Whether you’re hoping to explore the Pyramids of Giza or take a cruise down the Nile River, you can create the vacation of a lifetime in Egypt. While you get ready for an adventure, Travel Guard can help you plan.

Egypt Travel Insurance Plans

Do I need a travel insurance plan to visit Egypt?

A travel insurance plan is not a requirement for entry to Egypt, though it is recommended since many U.S. healthcare plans may not provide international coverage. The U.S. Embassy also recommends a travel insurance plan with medical evacuation coverage as medical transport out of the country may be extremely expensive. Many Travel Guard travel insurance plans have medical expense coverage and medical evacuation as well as a variety of other coverages which may include Baggage Delay, Trip Interruption, Trip Cancellation and others to help protect your travel investment.

What is the best travel insurance plan for Egypt?

Travel Guard’s Deluxe Plan is a great place for travelers to start when looking for a travel insurance plan for a trip to Egypt. The Deluxe Plan comes with the highest benefit limits for both medical expense coverage and medical evacuation coverage as well as other features that travelers may find important like security evacuation coverage and personal security assistance services.* Additionally, the Deluxe Plan has a suite of other coverages including Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Baggage Coverage and more. There are also optional add-ons you can select for your plan such as the Adventure Sports Bundle which provides certain coverage against losses from Adventure and Extreme Activities that otherwise may not be covered by your base plan. Finally, all of our travel insurance plans come with access to Travel Guard’s 24-hour emergency travel assistance, so you don’t have to deal with unexpected events on your own.

*Expenses incurred from third-party vendors for assistance services not part of a filed insurance plan are the responsibility of the traveler.

How much is a travel insurance plan for a trip to Egypt?

Travel insurance plans are usually priced between 5-7% of the total cost of your trip. Several factors come into play when it comes to pricing your plan, which may include the product you choose and the number of travelers in your party. For more details on pricing, check out our article on how much travel insurance costs.

Ready to book your travel insurance plan for your trip to Egypt? Travel Guard’s award-winning travel insurance plans provide excellent coverage options and access to 24-hour emergency travel assistance. Compare our travel insurance plans to find the best option for your travels today.

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Egypt Travel Tips and Safety Information

To help ensure travelers to Egypt are as safe and informed as possible, Travel Guard has compiled some popular questions asked by tourists visiting the country.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions for U.S. visitors to Egypt?

For the latest information related to COVID-19 travel requirements for Egypt, please visit the official U.S. Embassy website for Egypt.

What currency is used in Egypt?

The official currency of Egypt is the Egyptian Pound, which can be exchanged from U.S. dollars at your local bank before departure or at an airport currency exchange kiosk or ATM when you arrive at your destination. Debit cards are widely accepted but most public vendors, such as taxi drivers, will not accept credit cards, so it’s best to carry cash on your person. Remember to let your bank know of your travels to help avoid losing access to your finances.

What language is spoken in Egypt?

The official language of Egypt is Arabic, though a large portion of the population speaks English as well. Still, it’s best practice to learn common sayings and phrases before your trip in addition to downloading a translator app that works offline.

Do I need a visa or passport to travel to Egypt?

Yes, you will need both a visa and a valid passport with at least one blank page to gain entry to Egypt.

How do I contact the U.S. Embassy in Egypt?

The U.S. Embassy in Egypt is located in Cairo. Visit the official U.S. Embassy government website for a list of up-to-date phone numbers and addresses.

What is the weather like in Egypt?

Egypt has a desert climate making it hot and dry throughout the year with high temperatures in the summer months from May to September and mild winter temperatures with occasional rainfall from November to March.

When is the best time of year to visit Egypt?

The best time of year to visit Egypt is from October to April since temperatures tend to be the most pleasant. The most popular time to visit tends to be December and January, when temperatures are lowest, but crowds are higher. For better deals, consider visiting during one of the country’s shoulder seasons from March to May or from September to the beginning of October. The most affordable time to visit is during the summer months of May to August as temperatures are high.

What is the dial code for phoning to and from Egypt?

The dial code for Egypt +20, which can be used to reach cell phones and landlines in the country. When calling from the U.S. remember to use the exit code of +011, followed by the area code and seven-digit number of the caller you’re trying to reach. To call home from Egypt, use the U.S. dial code of +1 followed by the 10-digit number you’re contacting. Be sure to contact your phone provider before departure to help avoid service interruptions and unwanted fees during your trip.

What kind of power adapter do I need for my electronics?

Egypt uses both a different voltage and outlet type than the U.S., which means you will need to bring a power transformer and wall adaptor to be able to use and charge your electronics as normal. We recommend a universal adaptor that can be used on other trips in the future.

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Other Egypt FAQs

Is Egypt a good vacation for families?

Egypt can be a great vacation for families since there are many museums and famous landmarks to visit. Parents of older children may find this destination to be more beneficial as they can better engage with the history of the country.

Is Egypt safe for solo female travel?

It is possible to have a safe trip to Egypt as a solo female traveler when safety precautions are followed. It’s recommended that women do not walk alone or travel at nighttime. Additionally, you will want to pack clothing that provides coverage from your shoulders to your knees. For more travel safety advice, visit the official U.S. Department of State  website for a list of up-to-date information.

Travel Guard offers comprehensive and customizable travel insurance plans for travelers visiting Egypt. With excellent coverage and specialized emergency travel assistance representatives ready to help you at any time, Travel Guard is there for you. Compare our popular plans and find the best one for you!

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