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Keep in Mind

A few tips mixed in a mishmash of do’s and don’ts that will help you make the best of your holiday in Egypt. Whether you’re heading to the Red Sea, Cairo, the Western Desert, or any other destination in Egypt, read through the list and keep it in mind. You may need it because most of Egypt’s visitors have experienced at least one of the listed situations.

Do’s   Don’ts

 
Drink a lot of water, Egypt’s weather is very dry and it’s very easy to get dehydrated   Don’t drink and dive! Alcohol might increase the decompression sickness risk

 
Carry some cash when heading to remote locations   Don’t assume you can pay with your credit card, always ask first

 
For sightseeing, make sure you have a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, light cotton or linen clothes, and don’t forget comfortable shoes   Don’t take pictures where you’re not allowed to

 
While visiting religious locations dress modestly and take off your shoes before entering a mosque   Don’t feel obliged to tip anyone for anything

 
Respect the local customs: these include dress codes   Don’t take anything from the natural parks and reserves and keep them as clean as you can

 
Visit the local tourist office if you have any requirements or questions   Avoid leaving your hotel or apartment without telling anyone where you’re heading

 
Seek the help of the touristic police if you find yourself in any troublesome situation   Don’t leave your hotel or accommodation without a guide or a map close at hand, unless you know where you’re heading

 
Always carry some kind of identification document   Don’t come to Egypt without insurance. Medical treatments can cost thousands if you’re not insured.

 
Make sure your routine vaccination cover is complete   Don’t expect Egyptians to understand your language. Instead, learn some useful phrases. Locals will appreciate it.