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4. Eating & sleeping

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6. Health

7. Safety

8. Climate

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Consider vaccinations against:
  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid
  • Cholera
  • Yellow fever
  • Tetanus
But for all of these, check with a doctor first.
There are no great health dangers when travelling in Egypt, and if you get sick, people in pharmacies will understand your body language, and come up with effective drugs. And if this isn't enough, doctors are easy to come across, well-trained, and fluent in English. If you're careful in the heat, eat in places that look clean and have many visitors, and drink bottled water, no more than a normal diarrhea will come your way.
When travelling outside winter season, beware of heat and direct sun. Egypt is most of the year a very hot country, and drinking enough water, staying under cover, and wearing a hat, are three unavoidable actions. Note that if you drink coffee and tea, both are dehydrating. For every cup of coffee, level with one glass of water. Take two glasses of water, for every cup or glass of tea.

By Tore Kjeilen