|Carnet / TIP||Carnet Required – See map|
|Visas||VOA at land borders / Airport (recommended to obtain in advance North Bound)|
|Security||Security Med – See info below|
|Yellow Fever||Not Required / None|
*Visa information is based on UK/EU/US citizens,
Vehicle Temporary Import
For entering xxx
- Length of stay:
- TIP Extensions:
- Leaving the country temporarily:
- Title (US vehicles) / vehicle registration (all others)
- Driving licence: An International driving permit is officially required in addition to your driving licence from your home country.
- Motor vehicle insurance
*Although our international driving licence is required, they are not routinely checked, however they are cheap and easy to get hold of, and therefore it is advisable to ensure you have an international driving licence – please see this map details of countries where an IDP is required. International driving licence map
Motor Vehicle Insurance
Unfortunately the Comesa yellow card (which you will have used in all other Comesa countries) is not valid in Egypt, disregarding the fact that on the Yellow card it says that it is possible! You will need to buy third party insurance at the border.
Driving information and Road rules
Visas and documents
UK and EU nationals, citizens of the countries listed below can obtain a 30 day visa upon arrival at any of the Egyptian ports of entry. Australia, Canada, Croatia, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Macedonia, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Serbia, Ukraine and USA.
Permitted length of stay: TBC
Extending your Visa: TBC
Border crossings and information
Please see the FCO Website for the latest updates
This makes the authorities nervous (see more details above under “Sinai”).
Wild camping in Egypt is not advised and illegal on the beach. All beaches are patrolled by coast guard. Travellers have been woken up in the middle of the night with a AK47 pointed up their noses – not a nice way to wake up. Don’t try it.
The exception is the desert, although all desert West (including the Great Sand Sea) of the road to Bahariya is currently off limits. There are gun runners active coming from Libya and the army has a “shoot on sight” policy. Check the section about the white desert below for info about
Egypt is a (for the majority) muslim country so tank tops and shorts for women are not a good idea, even though some of the beach tourists seem to think it’s fine. Headscarves are only needed when visiting mosques (and sometimes churches) – they will be provided at the door.
For men it is much easier, although wearing shorts into a mosque or church is considered impolite.
Other information which may be useful for Overlander’s
Most overlanders arrive to or leave Egypt from Alexandria (because the Sinai is closed for 4×4 and motorcycles). There are currently (October 2017) only 2 Roro (roll on roll off – cheaper than container transport) options: Grimaldi and Neptune. There are no ferries anymore.
Disadvantage of RORO is that you cannot travel with your car so you have to fly to/from Cairo.
This does give you the option while your car is being shipped of either exploring Cairo a bit more (if travelling North) without your car, or arranging your Sudan/Ethiopia visa in Cairo + doing some sights (if travelling South):
RORO Routes / Ports
There are several Roll on Roll Off routes to [country], most services call at xxxx port.
Container services are available xxx port, with routes
Buying and selling vehicles
if you are looking to buy a vehicle the best place to find one from other travellers is the following Facebook groups
Overlanding buy and sell – Americas
Overlanding buy and sell – Europe and Africa
Recommend Forums & Facebook Groups (official dont edit)