Shopping: Egypt offers many "best buys", such as silver
, leather, gold, mother-of-pearl, brass, copper and ala-
buster. In winter, most shops are open twice daily.
Passport & Visa: All Egyptian consulates grant entry
Passport authorities at all ports of entry are also am-
powered to grant visa on spot. Passports must be valid for
at least three months subsequent to the date of the pass-
port visit. For more than seven days it is necessary to register -
all passports this can be done via local police station
but is easier done by giving all passports to hotel reception -
who will make the necessary arrangements free of
charge. Group visas are granted on a group passport on
condition that the visit is organized via a travel agency and
that members remain in the group.
Currency Regulations: Egyptian currency may not
be taken in or out of the country, individual visitors must
declare on entry any foreign currency they are carrying.
Photography: At Luxor and Aswan, there is a fee for
video filming on an hourly basis.
There is no charge for still photography.