Vaccination

For information about vaccination requirements and health information for travelers please consult the World Health Organization’s (WHO) website at http://www.who.int/countries/egy/en/

Time

The Arab Republic of Egypt is on Eastern Europe Time – Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) plus 2 hours.

Electricity

AC power voltage in Egypt is 220V, frequency ~50Hz.

Mobile

Egypt has 4 mobile operators :

  • Vodafone
  • Orange
  • Etisalat
  • WE (by Telecom Egypt)

SIM cards will be available at the venue for participants at special prices

Weather

In October and November,  average temperatures in Sharm el-Sheikh range between 28°C as high and 20°C as low. There are 11 hours of sunshine a day.

Currency and Banking

The official currency of Egypt is the Egyptian Pound (EGP). Visa, American Express, Access/MasterCard can be used. Banks are open from Sunday to Thursday, from 8.30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. The exchange rates in Egypt can be found at the below link: http://www.cbe.org.eg/en/EconomicResearch/Statistics/Pages/ExchangeRatesListing.aspx

Important telephone numbers

General emergency 112
Fire Department 180
Ambulance 123
Police 122