A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from
travellers over one year of age coming from infected areas.
Travellers to Egypt should come prepared to beat the heat with a
high factor sunblock and drink plenty of water to combat
dehydration. Drinking water in the main cities and towns is
normally chlorinated but it is advisable to only drink bottled
water. Visitors should only eat thoroughly cooked food and fruits
they have peeled themselves to prevent travellers' diarrhoea. The
waters of the Nile are contaminated and should not be consumed or
bathed in. Medical treatment can be expensive and standards vary so
insurance is strongly advised, including evacuation. Medical
facilities outside of Cairo can be very basic.
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