Egypt Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Egypt, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
While traveling to Egypt, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
Make sure you know about Egypt’s medical care and safety and security tips.
The Great Sphinx of Giza, an iconic monument of Egypt


When you think of Egypt, iconic sights such as The Nile and the Pyramids will spring to your mind. Considered as the cradle of ancient civilizations, this country harmoniously combines nature and history in an exotic blend of Western and Eastern influences. Egypt has expertly shaped its identity, making for an interesting stopover if you find yourself on the south coast of the eastern Mediterranean. Whether you are curious or daring, you will be enticed by the Red Sea shores, seabeds full of wildlife, haunting tombs and temples, traditional sculptures and papyrus-shaped columns. Treat yourself to a hike through the Nile Valley or a city break in the hustle and bustle of Cairo. If you are interested in history and tradition, make your way to the delta and Alexandria to admire the pyramids of Pharaoh Kheops, Khephren and Mykerinos. Egypt has many faces, all equally as iconic and interesting!

Recommended travel vaccinations for Egypt

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
Yellow FeverMosquito bites
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Egypt

MedicationAdditional Information
Acetazolamide or DexamethasoneRecommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea

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Medical Care in Egypt

Unfortunately, the Egyptian health care system is founded on great disparities, and the quality of care varies according to the geographical situation. For instance, in large cities such as Cairo, Alexandria, Sharm El Sheikh and other tourist areas, access to basic health care is adequate. On the other hand, remote areas such as Aswan and Luxor have unreliable medical care due to lack of doctors and modern equipment. If you are in search of an excellent standard of care, it is advisory to use private clinic and hospitals associated with medical schools and Universities.

Pharmacies sell non-prescription drugs, yet it is often difficult to find some European and American drugs. Pharmacists will be able to refer you to qualified doctors for specialized care.

Be warned that emergency and intensive care units are far from reliable. However, if you need to access these services, dial 123.

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Is Egypt Safe for Travel?

Safety and SecurityDescriptive
CrimeHigh risk
Civil unrestRisk present
LandminesRisk of violence
Road safetyAmongst the highest rate of car accidents in the world
Public transportationAvoid microbuses and overcrowded ferries
Remote areasMonitor reports carefully before entering such areas
Scuba diving / aquatic activitiesCaution required
Women’s safetyRisk present
Israeli BorderStrongly discouraged
Western desert and Libyan border areaAVOID ALL TRAVEL
Ismailia and SuezAVOID ALL TRAVEL
Coastal resortsHigh degree of caution

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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Egypt?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Both, a visa and a passport are required to enter Egypt. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of departure.

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Embassy of Canada to Egypt information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Embassy to Egypt
Street Address:
Nile City Towers, 2005 (A) Corniche El Nile,
South Tower, 18th floor 11221

Tel.: +202 2461 2200
Fax: +202 2461 2201

Email: [email protected]

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