Travel guide

Along the Nile…

From the pyramids to the Rosetta Stone and the first irrigation systems, Egypt is a destination in its own right.

Delve back into your history lessons with the greatest pharaohs and illustrious figures: Ramses II, Cleopatra, Nefertiti, Mohammed-Ali, etc.

Sail on the Nile to the treasures of Abu Simbel.

Time difference



Egyptian Pound


Telephone prefix


How do you say...

Some words and expressions in the language

  • How are you? = Kefalouk
  • Good morning / Good evening = Salaam Malekoum
  • How are you? = Kefalouk
  • Fine, thank you, and you? = Zen, wa ant ?
  • Do you speak French/English? = Hal tatakalloumou l-faransi a?
  • I understand/ I don’t understand = afham / Lâ afham
  • Sorry = asef
  • Goodbye = ilâ l-liqâ
  • Welcome = Marhaban
  • Thank you (very much) = Shoukran (jazilan)
  • I am French = Anâ faransiyaa
  • My name is… = Ismi…
  • No thanks = Lâ shoukran
  • Yes/No = Ayoua/ lâ
  • You’re welcome = Hefwen
  • How much is it? = Kam sari
  • I would like to go… = Ana ahebou an adhab
  • Have a nice day! = Ma’a salâma

Key figures

There is no time difference between France and Egypt.

Good to know

European plugs – Type C and Type F


Up-to-date vaccinations:

  • DTPolio
  • MMR
  • Hepatitis A and B

Depending on the conditions of your stay and the areas you visit, vaccination against rabies may be recommended. Consult your doctor.


French nationals traveling individually or in groups may enter Egypt with a passport valid for at least six months beyond the date of return to France.

A visa is required. Tourist visas can be obtained from an Egyptian consulate on arrival in Egypt, or online at (application to be submitted at least seven days before departure). With an initial duration of one month, the visa can be extended at the immigration office (in Cairo, Tahrir Square, “Mogamma” building). Visas are subject to a fee (25 USD for a single-entry visa, 60 USD for a multiple-entry visa).