Egypt

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An online cruising guide for yachts sailing around Egypt.

Egypt
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Capital Cairo
Language Arabic. Also English and French.
Currency Egyptian pound (EGP)
Time zone CAT (UTC+2) , DST: CAST (UTC+3)
Calling code +20

Egypt is a large country located in north-eastern Africa with its capital located in its largest city, Cairo. Egypt also extends into Asia by virtue of holding the Sinai Peninsula. Egypt is bordered by Israel and the Gaza Strip to the north-east, by Jordan and Saudi Arabia to the east (across the Red Sea), by Sudan to the south and by Libya to the west. The country is bounded by the Mediterranean and Red Sea (to the north and east respectively) and geographically dominated both by the River Nile and its fertile well-watered valley, and by the Eastern and Western deserts.

Egypt (together with its southern neighbour Sudan) is perhaps best known as the home of the ancient Egyptian civilization, with its temples, hieroglyphs, mummies, and - visible above all - its pyramids. Egypt stimulates the imagination of western tourists like few other countries and is probably one of the most popular tourist destinations world-wide.

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Charts

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Weather

Generally, dry and very hot summers with moderate winters - November through to March are definitely the most comfortable months for travel in Egypt. Expand on the winds

Sources of weather forecasting here.

Passages

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Islands

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Communication

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

Any navigation notes here. If this section does not apply remove it.

Entrance

Also see Suez Canal.

Arrival

Clearance must be done with Immigration, Customs and Health at an official Port of Entry. A "Sailing Permit" must be obtained from the Port Authority.

The Egyptian Coast Guard is active in all ports and anchorages, and will most often visit the yacht and request details of both the yacht and the crew aboard.

  • It is advisable to check in at Port Ghalib if heading north.
Documentation Required
  • Port Clearance from your last Port of Call
  • Ships Registration Certificate
  • VHF Radio Licence
  • Insurance Certificate
  • Detailed Crew List
  • Ship's stamps are always good to have but not essential

N.B.: All the above should be in date (valid) and original copy.

Departure

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Customs and Immigration

Customs

  • Foreign yachts may stay for up to one year from the date of arrival, after which the yacht needs to leave the country for a period of four months.
  • Firearms and ammunition MUST be declared on arrival.
  • PETS: The standard International Veterinarian Health Certificate issued by a Licenced Veterinarian (issued not more than 14 days prior to travel) showing pet is healthy, free of parasites and has been vaccinated for Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvirus, Canine Influenza and Rabies.

Immigration

All nationalities, except those from Malta, South Africa, and Arab countries, require a visa.

Tourist visas are issued for up to one month and multiple entry visas can be obtained from Egyptian consulates. Visas are valid for three months from the date of issue and an extension to a visa can be obtained from the local police. No entry is allowed to citizens of Taiwan, Yemen and Libya and Israeli nationals must have a visa obtained in advance from the Egyptian embassy in Israel.

The immigration officials stamp foreign passports with a notice that visitors must register within 7 days - DO NOT forget to register.

Visas are not required by anyone travelling aboard a yacht transiting the Suez Canal (provided they do not leave any port area). Most visitors can obtain a visa on arrival but the formalities are much easier if a visa is obtained in advance (can be obtained in Djibouti if Northbound).

Fees and Charges

Restrictions

Health and Security

Health

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Security

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Security

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External Territories

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Regions

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Berthing

Also see Suez Canal.

Key to symbols: |Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |Anchorage icon – anchorage |Needs data icon – needs data ||
Red Sea Mediterranean Suez Canal
El Gouna El Gouna /wiki/El_Gouna Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
Hurghada Hurghada /wiki/Hurghada Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
Kiriazi Marina Kiriazi Marina /wiki/Kiriazi_Marina Marina icon – marina |Needs data icon – needs data |
Port Ghalib Port Ghalib /wiki/Port_Ghalib Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
Safaga Safaga /wiki/Safaga Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
Sharm el Sheik Sharm el Sheik /wiki/Sharm_el_Sheik Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
Port Suez Port Suez /wiki/Port_Suez Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
Taba Heights Taba Heights /wiki/Taba_Heights Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |
Wadi-El-Dome Marina Wadi-El-Dome Marina /wiki/Wadi-El-Dome_Marina Marina icon – marina |
Port Said Port Said /wiki/Port_Said Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
Port Fouad Yacht Club Port Fouad Yacht Club /wiki/Port_Fouad_Yacht_Club Port of entry icon – port of entry |Marina icon – marina |
Alexandria Alexandria /wiki/Alexandria Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
Port Said Port Said /wiki/Port_Said Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
Ismailia Ismailia /wiki/Ismailia Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
Port Suez Port Suez /wiki/Port_Suez Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
Suez Yacht Club Suez Yacht Club /wiki/Suez_Yacht_Club Port of entry icon – port of entry |Marina icon – marina |Needs data icon – needs data |

Transportation

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Friends

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Forums

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Links

References & Publications

Books, Guides, etc. Use the Reference template or not at your discretion. For example:

Rod Heikel, Greek Waters Pilot, Imray Laurie and Wilson, Cambridgeshire, ISBN 9780852889718, expands to
Rod Heikell, Greek Waters Pilot Imray, Laurie and Wilson, Cambridgeshire, ISBN 9780852889718
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  • Geographically part of Western Asia although not classified as such. --Haiqu 02:07, 30 May 2011 (BST)

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