What currency to take in Egypt: recommendations for travelers
Well-experienced travelers whotraveled the whole world. They know what money to take, what to take with them on the trip, what souvenirs to bring home. It is also easier for those who leave for Europe, where almost all the countries of the European Union have a single currency. But how to be the one who goes on vacation to exotic countries for the first time? Let's try to give recommendations to travelers who are going to swim and sunbathe on the shore of the Red Sea. So which currency to take to Egypt?
If we answer this question as briefly as possible,then the national currency is the Egyptian pound. In stores, each product has two prices - in pounds and US dollars. But to pay off all the same is advantageous in the national currency. When deciding what money to take to Egypt, know that you can take to the country and pay everywhere by Egyptian and British pounds, US dollars and euros.
But Russian rubles definitely take with themnot worth it. Is that a taxi from the airport home. Since you can change them, of course, you can in all exchangers, but the rate is very unprofitable. In addition, it will be semi-official, because on the scoreboard the course is not hung up and our currency is not mentioned.
The answer to the question of which currency to take inEgypt, Dan. Now tell you whether you need to change it to local money and where it can be done. In occasion of an exchange - yes, it is necessary to change unequivocally. Purchases, as already said, it is more profitable to do in Egyptian pounds and demand the surrender also in them. Yes, and bargain is much more profitable in national money, since they have a more subtle gradation. And the price, good bargaining, you can throw up to 50% of the original.
Deciding which currency to take to Egypt, you need to know where to change it. This can be done in the following places:
- in banks, but not in all, in some other operations only;
- in exchange offices, which are becoming more and more, by the way, do not forget to check
and recalculate the money immediately after the exchange;
- in ATMs on which there is an inscription EXCHANGE or FOREX;
- in the offices of Thomas Cook.
There is also the possibility to withdraw Egyptian pounds fromyour bank card. This is another answer to the question of which currency to take to Egypt. Do you remember about the commission and the fact that there are disruptions in the banking system under the people's unrest in the country, and only rely on the card, there is a chance to remain without money at all. Conclusion: you need to have cash always!
With the finances figured out. And what should a tourist take with him to the shore of the Red Sea? In addition to documents and money, you must always have a minimum set of medications. This activated carbon, such drugs as Furazalidon, Polysorb, Aspirin, Reni, and a set of adhesive plasters. Take antibacterial wet wipes. Determining what to take with you to Egypt, do not forget about sunscreen, sunglasses and a cap. Pick up the windbreaker, which is useful in a cool bus with air conditioning.
Have always small money with you, becauseeverywhere, except for modern, normal hotels, you will have at every step begging baksheesh (tips). In addition, it is customary for everyone to give at least some trifle. For example, even in the pyramids, policemen earn what they offer you to photograph on your camera.
Finally one tip: beware of thieves and scammers who love Russian tourists, and do not burn in the hot, almost equatorial sun.