Egypt, a country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, dates to the time of the pharaohs. Millennia-old monuments sit along the fertile Nile River Valley, including Giza’s colossal Pyramids and Great Sphinx as well as Luxor’s hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings tombs. The capital, Cairo, is home to Ottoman landmarks like Muhammad Ali Mosque and the Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities.

Important Information
Visas + Currency


Required by ALL passport holders, whether travelling as a tourist or
on business.

For more information regarding food restrictions, passports/visa and pet travel enquiries, please contact the consulate/embassy.

Currency: Nakfa (ERN)

Health Requirements

Compulsory Vaccinations

  • Yellow Fever (if coming from an affected area)

Recommended Vaccinations

  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Tetanus
  • Polio


  • Malaria in Srutun Park and the Red SeaOnly drink bottled water
  • Rabies
AA Club

Automobile and Touring Club of Egypt

Address: 10 Kasr El Nil Street, Cairo
Tel: +202 2574 3355 / 3176

consulate/embassy Contact Details

Documents Required

  • Valid passport of the driver
  • Valid Certified copy of vehicle registration papers in the name of the driver passport of the driver
  • Letter of authority from the registered owner if the vehicle is not owned by the driver
  • If vehicle is still being financed, carry a letter of authority from the bank (must include dates of travel) together with the vehicle license papers.
  • International Driving Permit: Recommended

enter Egypt without the Carnet, which must be in the name of the driver. Application forms can be downloaded here. The
AA of SA will require a deposit / guarantee of 200% value of the vehicle. Egyptian Customs charge a fee for stamping the Carnet document and clearing can take up to one week. An Entry Permit is issued at the border (the fee is levied according to the engine capacity and it is valid for three months). Temporary Egyptian plates are affixed to every vehicle at the frontier post. A deposit for the plates is payable. Plates must be surrendered when the vehicle is exported from Egypt.

Should you wish to have contact details of people in Egypt who assist with clearing, please contact the AA of SA’s

Head Office on +27 (011) 799-1042 / 1009 for assistance

Available at any AA Accredited Sales Agent store

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