Country and Currency Information

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Time Zone (GMT):+2
Capital City:Cairo
Largest City:Cairo
Currency:Egyptian Pounds = 100 piastres
Currency Code:EGP
Banknote Denominations:1 / 5 / 10 / 20 / 50 / 100 / 200
Exchangeable Currencies:All major
* Lowest Returnable Note:50
Additional Information:New 1-pound banknotes started to be produced again in June 2016. Notes in `piastres` may also exist but they are of very low value

* When selling currency back to most bureaux. Coins are generally NOT returnable.

GOV.UK Travel Advice

Egypt travel advice 3:49pm, 18 June 2018: Latest update: Entry requirements section (Visas) – addition of information on e-visas available through the Visa2Egypt website; although it’s still possible to get a tourist visa on arrival, it’s better to get one before you travel; Summary section – revisions to information on carrying large electronic devices in the cabin on Egypt-UK flights  

(This information was still current on the GOV.UK website 23 minutes ago)