Dating back to 1958, the current flag of the Arab Republic of Egypt is the country’s symbol of independence. The flag consists of three superposed rectangles, black white and red, each having a specific significance, and bears at its center a golden eagle, the country’s emblem and a symbol of power. Red has been chosen to symbolize glory, white is for purity, whereas the black stripe evokes eras of underdevelopment and colonialism that were overcome.
Egypt is a Republic, the political system of which is democratic based on citizenship and relying on each of the legislative, executive and judicial branches, additionally to the press, political parties, local administrations and civil society institutions.
Islam is the official religion of the Arab Republic of Egypt. Most non-Muslims in Egypt are Christians, the majority of whom belong to the Coptic Orthodox Church.
Egypt is divided into 28 independent administrative units (governorates) enjoying juridical personality each consisting of a number of towns, cities and villages, additionally to the city of Luxor that holds a distinct character.
Main Airports Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Hurghada, and Sharm El-Sheikh.
All foreign travellers require an entry visa to visit the Egyptian territories. Most of Egypt’s tourists and visitors can obtain their visas at any of the country’s entry points (airports and ports). This type of visa is valid for a one-month period, starting from your arrival date. To obtain this visa, it is required that you hold a valid passport. To avoid the bother of finding out too late that you need to apply for a visa in your homeland prior to your journey to Egypt; we’ve provided you with the numbers and addresses of the Egyptian embassies and Egyptian Tourism offices abroad, when available. They will be more than pleased to answer all your queries regarding visas.