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Money and Tipping

There are no restrictions on the amount of foreign currency or travelers cheques which may be brought into the country. However, passengers entering Egypt with Egyptian currency exceeding 1000 USD must declare this on arrival.

Currency may be exchanged through banks or currency exchange houses which can be found in most major cities and are usually open from 10:00 to 21:00 every day of the week. All major hotels will exchange major foreign currencies at the same rate as banks. You will be issued a receipt which must be retained to permit currency to be re-exchanged when leaving the country and as evidence that exchange of currency has been through official channels.


Tipping is not obligatory but general suggestions are as follows:

  • Staff on board river vessels: Approximately $10-15 per person per day is suggested as a total tip to be divided among all the staff on Nile Cruise vessels.
  • Egyptologist/Guide: Approximately $10 per person per day is suggested.