A few tips mixed in a mishmash of do have and don’ts that will help you make the best out of your Egypt holiday. Whether you’re heading to the Red Sea, Cairo, the Western Desert, or any other destination in Egypt, read through the list and keep it in mind, you may need it: most of Egypt’s visitors have experienced at least one of the listed situations.

What Should Keep in Mind to Do’s & Don’ts!

Keep in Mind to Do’s

Drink a lot of water, Egypt’s weather is very dry and it’s very easy to get dehydrated

Carry some cash when heading to remote locations

For sightseeing, make sure you have a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, light cotton or linen clothes, and don’t forget comfortable shoes

While visiting religious locations dress modestly and take off your shoes before entering a mosque

Respect the local customs: these include dress codes

Visit the local tourist office if you have any requirements or questions

Seek the help of the touristic police if you find yourself in any troublesome situation

Always carry some kind of identification document

Make sure your routine vaccination cover is complete

Keep in Mind to Don’ts

Don’t drink and dive! Alcohol might increase the decompression sickness risk

Don’t assume you can pay with your credit card, always ask first

Don’t take pictures where you’re not allowed to

Don’t feel obliged to tip anyone for anything

Don’t take anything from the natural parks and reserves and keep them as clean as you can

Avoid leaving your hotel or apartment without telling anyone where you’re heading

Don’t leave your hotel or accommodation without a guide or a map close at hand, unless you know where you’re heading

Don’t come to Egypt without insurance. Medical treatments can cost thousands if you’re not insured.

Don’t expect Egyptians to understand your language. Instead, learn some useful phrases. Locals will appreciate it.