- EGP:Egyptian Pound
- Flight duration:
- 5 hours 20 minutes
- GMT +2
- Transfer Time:
- 30 minutes
WHEN TO GO
Sunshine is a given all year long in Egypt. In the summer months, the thermometer hovers around 35°C in the Nile region and tops 40°C in the Red Sea. Spring and autumn temperatures are in the high 20s, too. Rain is practically unheard of, apart from a few drops here and there in the winter months. But even then, the temperature stays a pleasantly warm 21°C. If you’re diving, water temperatures can reach the high 20s in summer, but in winter they fall to around 21°C.
Average monthly temperature and rainfall for Marsa Alam.
TEMPERATURE (°C)RAINFALL (mm)
Passports and Visas
British citizens must have a valid passport and a visa to enter most parts of Egypt. You can get your visa at the airport when you arrive, or from the Egyptian Consulate. If you’re only travelling to Taba or Sharm el Sheikh, though, you won’t need a visa. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/egypt/entry-requirements
For more information visit the Foreign Office website - www.fco.gov.uk/en/
Health & Safety
You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you’re away. For the latest health and safety info, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/egypt/health