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.
Required by ALL passport holders, whether travelling as a tourist or
For more information regarding food restrictions, passports/visa and pet travel enquiries, please contact the consulate/embassy.
Currency: Nakfa (ERN)
- Yellow Fever (if coming from an affected area)
- Hepatitis A & B
- Malaria in Srutun Park and the Red SeaOnly drink bottled water
consulate/embassy Contact Details
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