Egypt Essential Tourist Information

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Tourist Offices Abroad:

Area/Country Address Tel. Fax


Athens, Greece
Egyptian Tourist Authority
10671 Athens, Greece
10, Amerikis St (6th floor) 00301-3606906 00301-3636681
Frankfurt, Germany
Agyptisches Fremdenverkehrsamt
60329 Frankfurt, Ammain Germany
64A, Kaiser Strasse 004969-252319 004969-239876
Madrid, Spain
Oficina de Turismo, Egipto
Plaza de Espana, 28008 Madrid, Spain
Torre de Madrid Planta 5, Oficina 3 00341-5592121 00341-5475165
London, UK
Egyptian State Tourist Office
London w1v9dd England
Egyptian House 170, Piccadilly 0044171-4935282 0044171-4080295
Stockholm, Sweden
Egyptian Tourist Office
S-11136 Stockholm Sweden
Drottninggatan 65 00468-102-548 00468-102-541
Paris, France
Bureau du Tourisme, L'Egypte
75008 Paris France
90, Av. Des Champselysees 00331-45629442/3 00331-42893481
Rome, Italy
Egyptian Tourist Authority
00187 Rome, Italy
Via Bissolati 19 00396-4827985 00396-4874156
Vienna, Austria
1010 Wien Austria
Fremdenverkehrsamt Elisabethstresse 4/5/1 Opernringhof 00431-5876633 00431-5876634


Egyptian Tourist Authority
Montreal, (Que) Canada H3B2Y5
1253, McGill College, Avenue Suite 250 001514-8614420 001514-8618071


Egyptian Tourist Authority
Chicago, IL 60611
645 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 829 001312-2804666 001312-2804788
USA States Serviced For:
Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin
Los Angeles
Egyptian Tourist Authority
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
8383 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 215 001323-6538815 001323-6538961
USA States Serviced For:
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, Trust Territories
New York
Egyptian Tourist Authority
New York, NY 10111
630 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1706 001212-3322570 001212-9566439


Egyptian Tourist Authority
Johannesburg, S. Africa
Physical Address: First Floor, Regent Place Bldg, Mutal Gardens, Gradock Avenue
Postal Address: PO Box 6298,
Parklands Jhb 121, South Africa
002711-8809602/3 002711-8809604


Cultural Tourist Promotion Office of Egypt
Minato-Ku-Tokyo Japan
Akasaka 2-Chome Annex 2F.19-18 Akasaka 2-Chome 00813-35890653 00813-35891372
Moscow, Russia
Embassy of Egypt Tourist Office
Moscow Russia
Shatertnyi Pereulok 25 007095-2913209 007095-1344035

Egyptian Tourist Authority Offices Tel. Number Worldwide

  • Head Office Cairo: (+202) 685 8105
  • Austria & Hungary: (+43) 158 766 333
  • Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands: (+32) 264 738 07
  • Canada: (+1) 514 861 4420
  • China: (+86) 108 447 5180
  • France: (+33) 145 629 442
  • Germany: (+49) 692 523 19
  • Greece & Turkey: (+30) 210 360 6906
  • India: (+91) 22 2218 95 43
  • Italy: (+39) 064 874 219
  • Japan: (+81) 335 89 06 53
  • Poland, Czech Republic & Slovakia: (+48) 223 227 002
  • Russia & Ukraine: (+74) 951 344 083
  • Spain & Portugal: (+34) 915 592 121
  • Sweden, Denmark, Finland & Norway: (+46) 810 2548
  • Switzerland: (+41) 313 112 210
  • United Kingdom & Ireland: (+44) 207 493 5283
  • USA: (+1) 212 332 2570

U.S. Embassy In Cairo

The American Citizens Services unit uses an online appointment system for those coming to receive routine consular services from Sunday through Thursday, except for official holidays (U.S. and Egyptian) and the last Tuesday of each month. Phone-inquiry hours are between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. The latest Embassy warden message can be heard on (20) 2-2797-3000. For emergencies after-hours, U.S. citizens may reach the Embassy duty officer via (20) 2-2797-3300. The Consular Section American Citizens Services unit fax number is (20) 2-2797-2472.

U.S. citizens without Internet access may register directly with the Embassy. By registering, you make it easier for the Embassy to contact you in case of emergency.

The mailing address from the United States is: Consular Section, Unit 64900, Box 15, APO AE 09839-4900. Within Egypt or from a third country, it is 8 Kamal el-Din Salah Street, Garden City, Cairo. You can contact the Consular Section by e-mail. Consular information is available on the U.S. Embassy Cairo web site. Visa-related inquiries should be sent by e-mail.

Once a month, American Citizens Services are available at the American Center, 3 Pharana Street, Azarita, Alexandria. Every five to ten weeks, American Citizens Services are available at the Cairo American College in Maadi. Please check the Embassy website for dates and times of available services.

Consular Section
5 Tawfik Diab Street
Garden City, Cairo
telephone (20) 2-2797-2301

Tourist Offices Within Egypt

Address Tel. Code
Tourist Information Office Adly St. 391-3454 02
Tourist Information Office Pyramids 385-0259  
Tourist Information Office Airport 667475  
    Ext. 3640  
International Airport   291-4255  
    Ext. 2223  
New Airport   291-4277  
Tourist Information Office Railway Station 764214  
Tourist Information Office Manial Palace    
Ramleh Station Saad Zaghlul St. 807985 03
Nuzha Nuzha Airport 420-2021  
Marine Passenger Station Alex. Port 803494  
Misr Station   492-5985  
Port Said      
Main Office Palestine St. 235289 066
Reswah Customs Area 221687  
Main Office Canal St. 221141 062
Port Tawfeek (Town) Port Tawfeek 223589  
Port Tawfeek (Port) Port Tawfeek 22204  
Tourist Information Office Governorate Bldg. 322586 084
Red Sea      
Hurghada Information Bank Misr St. 446513 065
Al Minya      
Tourist Information Office Governorate Bldg. 320150 086
Tourist Information Office Nile St. 382215 095
Luxor Airport   383294  
Tourist Information Office Tourist Souk 323297 097
Tourist Information Office Railway Station 312811  
The New Valley      
Tourist Information Office Kharga 901205 088
  Governorate Bldg. 901206  
Mersa Matrouh      
Matrouh Information Governorate Bldg. 228355 03
    or 931841  
Siwa Information City Council Bldg. Ext. 7  
North Sinai      
El-Arish Fouad Zikry St. 340569 068
Rafah El Mena 300655  
South Sinai      
Sharm el-Sheikh   762704 062
Tourist Information Office Governorate Bldg. 322547 083


Coin- or card-operated public telephones can be found all over the country (cards are on sale in small shops, often near the telephone booths). GSM reception (2.5 G) is available in all major cities. Roaming agreements exist with almost all national and international operators.
Useful local dialling codes:

  • Cairo (+20) 2
  • Alexandria (+20) 3
  • Luxor (+20) 95
  • Sharm El-Sheikh (+20) 69
  • Aswan (+20) 97
  • Hurghada (+20) 65

Time difference
Egypt is two hours ahead of GMT. The country usually changes to summer time on the Friday following or preceding 1st May, then back to winter time on the Friday following 30th September.


This is very widespread in Egypt; indeed, baksheesh is a genuine institution. Everyone providing a service, however small, expects a tip in return. It is, for example, customary in restaurants (even when service is included) to leave a little extra, 10% of the bill being a reasonable amount.

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Annual events

Dates Sporting Events
International Motorcycle Race
International Egyptian Marathon in Luxor
International Fishing Competition in Hurghada
Cairo International Bridge Festival
Camel Race
Akhbar El-Yom International Hockey Tournament
Sinai International Bowling Tournament
Shooting World Cup
International Aero Rally of Egypt Pyramids 2007
Al-Ahram International Squash Championship
Al-Ahram International Tennis Championship
North Sinai Camel Race
El-Sharkia Arab Horse Festival
Pharaohs Rally
Arab Horse Festival
Egyptian International Bowling Championship
International Egyptian Marathon
St. Catherine Marathon
Dates Festivals of Arts and Culture
Nile International Song Festival for Children
Cairo International Book Fair
Cairo International Film Festival for Children
Oscar Video Clip Festival
Ismailia International Folklore Festival
Cairo International Song Festival
International Documentary Film Festival, Ismailia
Alexandria International Film Festival
Cairo International Experimental Theatre Festival
Cairo International Film Festival
Dates Festivals of Tourism
20 Jul-20 Aug
22 Feb/22 Oct
4 Nov
Tourism and Shopping Festival
Abu Simbel Festival
Festival of the Discovery of Tutankhamen's Tomb
Mediterranean Travel Fair

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Last Updated on Monday 17th January 2011