Egypt Insurance

Whether the magnetic charm of Egypt and the Nile has seduced you for a vacation or a lifetime, don’t forget that travel or health insurance for expatriates is highly recommended. To choose the right travel insurance, it’s essential to include cover for repatriation, hospitalization, third-party liability and other emergency medical expenses, whatever your destination.

egypt insurance
  • Political system: Republic
  • Capital : Cairo
  • Surface area : 1,001,450 Km²
  • Population : 99 million
  • Languages spoken : Arabic, English, French
  • Currency : Egyptian pound

Visas in Egypt

If you are a French national, you need an entry visa for Egypt. Arrival must be no later than three months from the date of issue of the visa. The duration of your stay is calculated from the date of entry into the country.

French Embassy in Cairo
29 avenue Charles de Gaulle
BP 1777 – Giza, Cairo
Tel: +20 (0) 122 210 41 33 or +20 (2) 35 67 32 00

Embassy of Egypt in Paris
56, avenue d’Iéna – 75116 Paris

Vaccines and safety in Egypt

Vaccines and local diseases

No vaccinations are required for visitors, but a yellow fever vaccination certificate is necessary for travelers coming from an endemic area.
Travelers from Sudan must present up-to-date vaccination certificates for the following diseases: yellow fever, typhoid, cerebrospinal meningitis. Travelers unable to present these certificates may be sent back to Khartoum.
An HIV certificate is required for employee stays of over 30 days (spouses and children are not subject to this requirement).
Foreign certificates are not accepted. The screening test must be performed in Egypt.

  • For adults, don’t forget vaccinations against tetanus, polio, hepatitis A & B, meningitis A & C, and for at-risk groups: tuberculosis and rabies.
  • For children, don’t forget vaccinations against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, tuberculosis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A & B (long-stay), meningitis A & C (long-stay for travellers aged 18 months and over) and typhoid (long-stay for travellers aged 5 years and over).

Safety in Egypt

There is a chronic terrorist threat in Egypt, so it is advisable to keep a close eye on domestic developments and follow the instructions of the Egyptian authorities. The road network is decent on the main routes, but of mediocre quality on the secondary roads, and the lack of respect for traffic regulations soon makes your journeys dangerous. For further information, please consult the security section of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Health and repatriation insurance in Egypt

Why take out international health insurance when traveling or living in Egypt? Quite simply because healthcare costs can quickly reach very high levels abroad. In Egypt in particular, it is recommended to use the private sector. But of course, without state subsidies and with more expensive infrastructures and equipment, the price of consultations rises. An international health insurance policy that allows you to be reimbursed for your various medical expenses would be very useful, whatever the length of your stay. Repatriation cover is also an essential criterion. In the event of a serious accident, medical repatriation to the nearest medical center or to the country of residence may be necessary. Depending on where you are at the time of the accident, and the medical prognosis, it may be necessary to charter a helicopter or medical aircraft.

Mondassur can help you choose an international health insurance policy by helping you compare the different offers on the market. Depending on your profile, we can offer you different types of travel insurance, international student insurance and expatriate insurance. You can easily get a free quote online on our website.

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