HEALTH

"Health is not valued until sickness comes".

- Thomas Fullerg

If you travel with us in Sinai only, there are no mandatory vaccinations.

Advice about vaccinations for travelers changes regularly so we advice you, for sure if you travel plan is more extensive to other parts of Egypt, to contact a your Public Health Service and ask about current guidelines.

 

You should always use good sunglasses and sunscreen with a high protection (at least SPF15 or higher) and ensure you don't stay in the sun too long.

If you go on a safari or hiking you should also protect your head against the sun and wear a cotton (T)shirt that can absord perspiration.

Often tourists blame the food if they catch diarrhoea, but usually it is a result of underestimating the power of the sun and not being used to live in a desert climate.

The extreme climate change, too much sun, not drinking enough (specially with outdoor activities) or just drinking cold drinks in combination with not being well enough dressed, leads to diarrhoea.

Because tap water is not potable you should be careful with ice cubes, ice and unwashed fruits.

Bring a mosquito (or fly) repellant. They are not life-threatening, but they can certainly spoil the fun.

In resorts and cities, trees, flowerbeds and shrubs along the public road are watered with sewage water which creates heaven for mosquitos, but it can be hell for people after sunset, so be prepared.

In clean, dry desert areas you will not be bothered by mosquitos.

 

When you go snorkelling, it is recommended to wear a shorty or a long T-shirt. Be aware of hypothermia (sea), sunburn (sun) and be aware of the (desert)wind on your body as this can give you a nasty cold if you come from the sea without protective clothing.

Check before departure what medical services your health and/or travel insurance covers while you are in Egypt, where you will be expected to pay in cash for any treatment, and bring necessary insurance papers or card with you.

 

In resort towns clinics offer services comparable to Western standards or better. You will get help right away and the doctors and nurses are friendly.

In case you will be in need of medical help, we will see to it that you see a good doctor and of course we will also take care of you and your fellow travelers.

If you suffer from a chronic illness, consult your doctor before departure.

 

Pack prescription medications (enough for your stay and a few days extra as back up) in your carry-on luggage in original containers with pharmacy labels and it's advised to bring a medical passport, otherwise there is a chance you won't make it through airport security.

 

Pharmacies in Egypt can supply you with almost all medication and often you will pay much less than in your home country. Prices are printed on the package.

Air quality is a serious problem in Cairo and other major cities. People with respiratory problems should limit the amount of time they spend there.

 

There is a ban on smoking in public buildings in Egypt, but still Egypt is a hospitable country for smokers. If you have an issue with the fact that someone close to you is smoking, you can just kindly point this out.

 

Although there is rabies in Egypt and care should be exercised not only with wildlife, but also with semi-domestic animals such as cats and dogs, so far there has been no rabies reported in Sinai.

B E D A W I for Tourism

Office: Hay Al-Amal - Al Tur

South Sinai

Arab Republic of Egypt

 

M: (+2)01270776774 - Arabic

 

M: (+2)01006983031 - English

 

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