Egypt Travel – Getting There and Around

Egypt's mystical and enduring appeal for centuries has made the ancient country one of the most spectacular tourist destinations in the world.

Egypt can be reached by air, water, road, and rail. Air travelers can enter Cairo, Alexandria, Noza, Luxor, and Aswan in Upper Egypt, Hurgada in the Red Sea region, and Sharm El Sheikh in South Sinai. There are several airlines that offer flights to Egypt including British Airways, Alitalia, Turkish Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Royal Dutch Airlines, and Thai Airways International. You can get the amazing Egypt small group tours, Egypt group tour packages online with a discount.

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Apart from airports, there are a number of seaports for those who prefer to travel by sea. For those traveling in the Mediterranean, the ports of Alexandria, Port Said and Damietta are possible entry points. There is also a port right on the Gulf of Suez and another, the port of Nuweiba on the Gulf of Aqaba. The Red Sea offers travelers three options; Hurghada, Safaga, and Sharm el-Sheikh ports.

For those who prefer to travel, there are three land entry points. Salloum's entry point is on the northwestern border (for those coming from Libya). The famous Rafah checkpoint is on the northeastern border for those arriving from the Gaza Strip, Occupied Territories, and Israel. On the eastern border, there is a post at Taba for those coming from Israel.

Getting the right documents and visas is essential for a stress-free entry into Egypt. Non-Egyptian visitors arriving in Egypt need a valid passport. You can obtain a visa either from Egyptian diplomatic and consular representatives abroad, from the Department of Visas for Entry or from the Immigration and Nationality Administration (TDINA). However, visitors can receive entry visas at all major entry points.