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Do You Need Travel Insurance for Egypt?

Do You Need Travel Insurance for Egypt?

Do You Need Travel Insurance for Egypt?
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Known for its ancient history and stunning landmarks, Egypt is a dream destination for many world travelers. But there is much more to Egypt than pyramids, mummies and hieroglyphs.

And though these landmarks are bucket-list sightseeing for many, exploring the rich culture through cuisine, the arts and religion is an exciting experience for anyone. If you're planning a trip to Egypt, check out our Egypt travel tips before you go.

Travel Requirements for Egypt

Egypt has made travel insurance a requirement for some international visitors. There are no formal coverage minimums or requirements for travel insurance, except that the duration of the coverage must last for the entire duration that you're in Egypt.

COVID-19 in Egypt

For the most up-to-date information on travel entry requirements for Egypt, please visit this tourism page. If you're traveling to Egypt, here are some Covid safety precautions to take. For the most up-to-date information on Covid restrictions for traveling, please follow CDC guidelines.

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Health & safety

Though popular tourist destinations are generally considered safe for residents and visitors, some parts of Egypt require increased caution due to unrest and terrorist activity. The Sinai Peninsula, the Western Desert and Egyptian border areas should be avoided by tourists, especially Westerners, unless absolutely necessary.

Women traveling alone in Egypt should exercise caution at all times as men can be notably aggressive and will not hesitate to harass, cat-call or even grope women who are walking alone in public. Dressing modestly and not attracting attention to yourself can help prevent these interactions. Likewise, avoid eye contact and conversation with strangers if possible.

Necessary vaccinations

Make sure you are up-to-date on all routine vaccines before your trip. Here are some common vaccination recommendations for Egypt.

  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis
  • Flu (influenza)
  • Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis B
  • Yellow fever

For the most up-to-date information on required vaccinations and other health requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.

Visas & documentation

No matter the length of your trip, visitors will be required to obtain a visa from one of the Egyptian diplomatic missions, unless they reside in one of the visa-exempt countries that are eligible for a visa on arrival. Eligible countries include all European Union countries, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, U.K., and the United States).

Regardless of the country in which you’re from, visitors must hold passports that are valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival to Egypt.

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