When planning a trip to Egypt from the USA, you should try and book your flight tickets as far in advance as possible to avoid inflated prices, and you should consider booking an Egypt package tour.
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How to Travel to Egypt from USA?
U.S. citizens account for a huge number of Egypt’s tourists. The number of U.S. citizens visiting Egypt plummeted as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent Covid-19 travel restrictions that came into effect, but the number of U.S. citizens visiting Egypt has picked up drastically since Egypt and most other countries reopened their borders to international travel.
If your current travel plans include a trip to Egypt, and if you are looking for information on how to travel to Egypt from USA, then this post is definitely for you.
Let’s start with the basics…
Entry Visas and Passport
Everyone who wants to visit Egypt must obtain a valid entry visa. As of the time of wring, the visa fee for a standard 30-day tourist visa was US$25.U.S. citizens can apply for a visa before traveling to Egypt, either at an Egyptian Embassy or online via the official Egypt e-Visa portal.
Those traveling on an American passport can also get a visa on arrival (VOA) at any international port of entry in Egypt, including Cairo International Airport and Sharm El Sheikh Airport. At Egypt Tours Plus, our number one recommendation would be an online Egypt-e-Visa. Whether you get your visa at an embassy, on arrival in the country, or online, the visa fee for a 30-day tourist visa is US$25.
Besides your visa, you also need a valid passport. As is the case in many countries, a passport that is valid for at least six months is required for entry into Egypt.
As of the time of writing, citizens from foreign countries were no longer required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination or proof of a negative Covid-19 test. However, we strongly recommend visiting your local Egyptian embassy website before you travel in order to see if the Egyptian government has posted any recent Covid-19 travel notices.
Egypt has no rules or laws pertaining to mandatory vaccination requirements. However, we strongly recommend getting in touch with your local travel health professional to discuss vaccinations prior to visiting Egypt. At the very least, visitors should consider getting immunized against Hepatitis A.
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Egypt Tours with International Flights
Traveling to Egypt from USA
Egypt, with its countless breathtaking archaeological sites, is a truly amazing tourist destination. While nothing is stopping you from exploring the country independently, you will have a far more rewarding experience if you explore the country’s ancient archaeological sites with a professional tour guide by your side.
It is worth noting that very few Egyptians can speak English, which is another reason why you should consider hiring a guide, or consider booking an Egypt package tour that includes your own English-speaking private guides, drivers and transport.
If you are wondering how to travel to Egypt from USA with the least amount of hassle or stress, the answer is: book a professionally designed package tour through a reputable Egypt tour operator, and one that actually has offices in Egypt.
Last but not least, if you are going to be traveling all the way from the USA to Egypt, you should also consider visiting one of Egypt’s neighbors, such as Jordan, for example.
How to Travel to Egypt from USA on a Budget
If you are wondering how to travel to Egypt from USA on a budget, then you should begin with the timing of your vacation. Egypt’s winter months are the most expensive time of the year to visit, while the summer months are the cheapest time to visit. More precisely, if you are going to be traveling on a tight budget, the entire low season from May to September is a good time to visit.
Everything costs less during the low season, including hotel accommodation, package tours, and even Nile River cruises. You can also save even more if you join a group tour rather than booking a private tour. With that having been said, our top recommendation would be private guided Egypt tours. Private tours allow you to spend as much time as want exploring any or all of the sites listed in your chosen package tour itinerary.
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Egypt Safety Concerns
If you book a professionally designed package tour booked through reputable and well-established Egyptian travel agencies, you won’t need to be concerned about your personal safety because responsible tour operators will never take their clients any “high-risk areas” such as Egypt’s North Sinai region where attacks on security forces do occur.
The travel advisory issued by the U.S. embassy also advises against all travel in North Sinai. You also won’t be taken to places near the Libyan border and Sudanese Egyptian border areas. The only exception being, the rock-hewn temples at Abu Simbel. This area is considered to be safe for tourists, but you can still expect to see a heavy security presence, just as you will at many other major tourist attractions throughout Egypt.
Despite the fact that some governments have issued travel warnings, citing an unpredictable security situation, the fact remains that Egypt is by and large a very safe destination for travelers.
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Egypt Travel Packages
At Egypt Tours Plus, we offer a huge range of Egypt tour packages, along with many Nile cruise packages, all of which have stood the test of time. And, after having sold roughly half a million tours to date, you can book your dream vacation in Egypt with absolute confidence.
If you are still wondering how to travel to Egypt from USA, here is one of the tours listed on our site which has proven to be hugely popular, so you may want to check it out: 12-Day Cairo, Nile Cruise and Red Sea Stay
This is one of our top 6 most popular Egypt travel itineraries. If you are going to be traveling all the way to Egypt from the United States, then 12 days in Egypt is ideal. With this particular tour, you enjoy two days of private guided tours in Cairo, before boarding an overnight sleeper train to Aswan where you spend one night in a hotel, with the option of visiting the breathtaking Abu Simbel Temples.
After your night in the hotel, you then board a 5-Star Nile River cruise from Aswan to Luxor, with daily Egyptologist-guided excursions to several of Egypt’s most treasured archaeological sites.
Following your cruise, we then transfer you to Hurghada on Egypt’s Red Sea coast for two full days for leisure and fun, before returning to Cairo in time for your flight back home. If this sounds like the sort of holiday you are looking for, you can see the actual travel itinerary here.
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Multi-Destination Egypt Tours
The average flight time for direct flights from USA to Egypt is just under 14 hours. Cheap flights that include one or two stops can take up to 16 hours or more. For this reason, many people believe that it just makes sense to visit more than just Egypt alone, with Jordan being a hugely popular second destination for travelers.
Our own Egypt and Jordan tours are also our most popular and most frequently booked Egypt multi-destination tours. Visiting one of Egypt’s neighboring countries is definitely something to think about if your travel plans include a visit to the Land of the Pharaohs.
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Last Updated on February 14, 2024