The pyramids of Cairo, the tombs and temples, the endless desert cleaved by the river Nile, a culture steeped in modern and ancient history, these are just some of the reasons why Egypt is one of the finest tourist destinations in North Africa. However, a splendid trip enjoying the wonders of Egypt can be ruined by an accident on holiday. Accident Advice Helpline has been helping our clients to claim 100% no-win-no-fee* travel accident compensation for many years now. This has allowed us to become experts on the specific dangers when travelling to destinations across the globe. Here is a survivor’s guide to visiting Egypt on a summer holiday.
Touts, hustlers and scammers
When travelling in Egypt, it is likely that you will be inundated with salesmen offering their wares, from carriage rides to headscarves and postcards. This can become tiresome and some of these individuals are somewhat unscrupulous. It’s best to avoid conversation and not talk to these people.
Taking a taxi in Egypt
Taxi meters in Egypt are almost non-existent. It’s important to negotiate a fare before getting into a taxi and ensure this is adhered to before you end up with a shocking bill that you didn’t expect.
Egypt has an extremely warm climate, and can reach scorching temperatures during the summer. As always, it’s important to drink plenty of water to avoid the effects of dehydration and wear a high SPF sun lotion in order to protect against sunburn and sunstroke.
Ramadan is the Muslim fasting month and observing Muslims will not eat between sunrise and sunset for the whole month. In 2015 Ramadan will start on the 18th/19th June and will continue for 30 days until the 17th/18th of July. During this period, you may find that some services are unavailable and that the service level falters in general as the observant locals are tired and hungry.
Accident in Egypt
If you’ve had an accident on holiday in Egypt within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Contact Accident Advice Helpline for more information. Our freephone lines are open 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 and are staffed by friendly, professional advisors. Remember that you will be under no obligation to proceed with any claims that may be discussed over the phone.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice