Non-Egyptian visitors arriving in Egypt are required to be in possession of a valid passport. Entry visas may be obtained from Egyptian Diplomatic and Consular Missions Abroad or from the Entry Visa Department at the Travel Documents, Immigration and Nationality Administration (TDINA). Check with your nearest Egyptian Consular mission for more details concerning visa regulations applying to your citizenship.
Egyptian summers are generally hot and dry, while winters are relatively mild, but quite cold in the evenings. You will need to pack accordingly. It is advisable to wear loose and flowing lightweight cotton and linen garments in the summer, and remember to protect your head and neck from the sun - preferably with a wide-brimmed hat - to prevent heat stroke caused by loss of moisture. Tourists will be more comfortable when touring old churches and mosques if they are dressed in an appropriate manner, wearing shorts is not recommended. In winter layer your clothes so you can peel off layers if the day is warm, and pile on layers for the cooler evenings.
Staying hydrated is key to maintaining your health. It's a good idea to have some kind of easily carried portable water container, flask or canteen with you. Bottled water is easily accessible, and it is recommended that you stick to bottled water during your stay. Don't forget your prescription medication, which is probably available in Egypt but may be called by a different name. It might also be more convenient to bring your favorite non-prescription medications with you as well. Rest assured that in the event of serious illness your hotel or cruise boat will provide a doctor for your care.
Bring comfortable shoes, you'll be doing a lot of walking, and definitely do not forget your sunglasses and sun block, with the highest UV rating you can find, as the sun is very strong in Egypt. It's also a good idea to bring a mosquito repellant for open air events in the evening.
All visitors to Israel must hold a passport that is valid for at least six month from the
date they enter the country. For information about obtaining the visa, please click on the Visa information Tab.
V.A.T exemption for tourists staying at All Hotels except in Eilat hotels that is no V.A.T As you well know, tourists staying at hotels in Israel are exempt from paying V.A.T. We would like to take this opportunity to remind you of our check-in procedures in order to ensure this exemption. 1) Groups staying at the hotels: Agents must include passport numbers on the group's rooming lists. This is necessary to help us prevent the inconvenience of long check-in lines for groups upon arrival. 2) All individual tourists will have their passports checked and photo copied upon check-in at the hotel. Passengers that do not want their passport to get stamped at the airport, need to ask the officer at the passport control desk , they will receive stamped paper and they have to attached it to at the passport. 3)VAT will be charged for all guests arrived at hotel without B2 or B3 visitors permit stamped in their foreign passports or on a paper attached. We trust that you understand that this is a requirement of the local law authorities. We appreciate your full cooperation in this matter to avoid any inconvenienced V.A.T charges of 16%
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