We will provide you with a mix of denominations if possible, but lately we have only been able to get hold of 200 Pound notes. If you need something specific please enter a comment at the bottom of the checkout page and we will try our best.
There is an import/export restriction of 5,000 Egyptian Pounds per person.
Egypt was one of the first tourist destinations to be set up outside of Europe. As such there is a lot of history surrounding tourism and it forms a large part of the local economy.
The Currency Exchange doesn’t keep a stock of Egyptian pounds due to market fluctuations but we can order them in for you. It is also good to take US dollars with you in smallish notes.
Many of the larger hotels will have their own bank branch inside the hotel. It is a good idea to change some of your notes into smaller bills or coins for tipping. Tipping – known as Baksheesh – is a way of life in Egypt. You need to be ready for everyone to ask for a gratuity whenever they do anything for you. Having small coins or notes will help you keep this to an acceptable, but cost effective, level – you don’t want to get caught with only US$20 bills when you need the bathroom urgently!
ATMs will be available in most cities but may be limited beyond the city limits. All ATMs will dispense local currency. If you are taking a Cash Passport to Egypt it is best to load your funds in Australian dollars. Many of the main tourist hotels have an ATM in the lobby. This is a safer environment to withdraw your cash. Most ATMs in Egypt dispense 200 or 100 pound notes.
Several of our team members have visited Egypt and this information is taken from their experiences.