Are you travelling to Egypt?
Egypt is a country located in the NE corner of Africa. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the North and the Red Sea to the East. This country is known for its colourful history and its ancient wonders, the pyramids. Egypt is mostly covered by desert and is one of the driest and sunniest countries in the world. Snow falls in the Sinai mountains and most of the rain falls between October and March.
Capital City: Cairo
Languages: Arabic (official), Egyptian Arabic is the national language
Population: 90 million
Currency: Egyptian Pound
- Tourist, Business or Student visa is required. Canadians must have a passport.
- Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers coming from countries with YF transmission.
Diseases to consider:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Traveller’s Diarrhea
- Typhoid Fever
Check Government of Canada advisories specific to Egypt here.