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Travel Insurance for Egypt
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With the appropriate travel insurance you can travel to Egypt with peace of mind, knowing that your trip is protected by reliable cover. When you're gazing awe-struck at pyramids, or exploring the edges of the Great Sand Sea, it's important to have cover in place for unforeseen medical expenses, cancellation cover and against lost or stolen luggage. Even if you've booked an all inclusive holiday to Egypt, you will want to protect your flights, accommodation, airport transfers and any pre-booked tours.
A travel insurance policy can act as a financial precaution and can minimise the overall loss should something unforeseeable happen before you jet off, or while you're away.
Why choose Holiday Extras' travel insurance for your holiday to Egypt?
- We offer policies without excess
- We offer single trip policies without any minimum or upper age limits**
- We offer a 14-day cooling off period if you need to cancel your policy
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Once you've decided you're going on holiday to Egypt, you might be considering which travel insurance is best for you? We've compiled a table illustrating our different cover levels so you can work out how much cover you think you will need. You can deduce this by taking into account the overall cost per person for the holiday, as well as how much medical cover you might need – this is a very important factor if you suffer from a pre-existing medical condition.
With four varying levels of cover to choose from (bronze, silver, gold and platinum), not to mention a wide range of add-ons, you can tailor your policy to suit your specific needs to really get the most out of your holiday.
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Annual travel insurance
Annual travel insurance could potentially save you money if you're a frequent traveller, or are planning two or more trips throughout the year. You can take out an annual policy for the entire household — provided everyone lives at the same address — to cover multiple trips during the year. Adults registered on such a policy can also travel separately. Any children under 18 can also be covered under one of our family policies, but must travel with an adult under the same policy. Just be sure that each trip doesn't exceed the maximum trip duration stated in your policy wording.
Choosing the best medical insurance for your holiday to Egypt
While it might seem tempting to buy cheap travel insurance to Egypt, it is important to factor in how much medical cover you may need. Many providers offer cheap policies which unfortunately compromise on cover for a low price tag. When you book a Holiday Extras policy you are able to claim up to £10 million worth of medical care. This might seem like an large amount, one that you'll surely never use up? Unfortunately, medical bills abroad can really add up — especially if you need emergency treatment like surgery, hospital stays, an ambulance airlift, or repatriation. Having enough medical cover under your belt can is an incredibly important aspect to factor in.
Vaccinatons for Egypt
"Do you need vaccinations for Egypt?" — it's an important question to ask. Currently, the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) advises travellers to Egypt ensure they're up-to-date with measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and diphtheria-tetanus-polio vaccine.
Extra activity cover for your holiday to Egypt
Unless you plan to lie on the beach for a week, you might fancy taking up an adventurous activity to fully immerse yourself in Egyptian holiday culture. Who said shredding the slopes was limited to winter sports holidays? Nestled in the north-east corner of Africa, Egypt is certainly not lacking in spectacular, mountainous sand dunes. Sand boarding is becoming a popular sporting activity for those who add a dash of adrenaline to their holiday. With its crystal-clear waters, you could have a try at scuba diving at Hurghada.
There is a multitude of activities or sports to try your hat at. That's why all of our policies at Holiday Extras contain over 100 activities covered as standard — meaning you don't have to pay any extra to be insured for them.
We do offer additional cover for over 270 activities at an extra cost. If you're planning on taking part in something deemed as a 'higher risk sport', you can secure your additional cover with adding one of our Extra Activity Packs to your policy. To find out which pack your sport is categorised under, please see our full list here. Alternatively, you can consult your policy wording.
Egypt: at a glance
- How long is the flight to Egypt from the UK? Between 5 and 7 hours
- How many hours ahead is Egypt? 2 hours ahead of the UK
- What is the currency in Egypt? Egyptian pound (E£)
- What language do they speak in Egypt? Standard Arabic
- What is the emergency number in Egypt? '112'
Egypt travel advice
We advise contacting the Foreign and Commonwealth Office directly before you travel to get up-to-date information, to ensure your safety.
Egyptian laws and customs
Being a conservative country were the main religions are Islam and Coptic Orthodox Christianity, public displays of affection are frowned upon.
Unless at a beach or private resort, both men and women should dress decently. This means being covered from the shoulders to below the knee, and women need to be covered up to the wrists and ankles. You should be especially careful not to cause offence by your dress when visiting places of worship or during the month of Ramadan.
Is it safe to go to Egypt?
Following the advice of the FCO before planning your trip, and registering with the British embassy, will be enough to ensure you remain out of any trouble and enjoy your trip.
Despite a history of political unrest, Egypt like most places can be considered a safe tourist destination, provided you've done your research and planning beforehand, and exercise a little common sense. It is generally advised to avoid areas designated as higher risk by the FCO - such as Sinai region.
Is Egypt in the European Union?
A country situated at the gateway between North Africa and the Middle-East, Egypt is best described as a middle-eastern country, owing to the many cultural, historical and religious similarities it shares with this part of the world. As such, Egypt is not formally considered part of Europe, and neither is it a member of the European Union. However, Egypt, like many other non-EU countries shares an Association Agreement with the EU, allowing for free-trade of industrial and agricultural goods. As of 2016, the EU was both Egypt's biggest importer and exporter.
Things to do in Egypt
- Delve into history by visiting the Valley of the Kings.
- Cruise down the Nile, and see Egypt from the comfort of a luxury ship.
- Venture into the Western Desert to find hidden gems like the oasis villages of Bahariya, Farafra, Dakhla and Kharga.
- Explore Cairo, a bustling city with plenty of personality.
- Tour the Great Pyramids of Giza, and then visit the nearby Sphinx - the symbol of Egypt.
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