Travel Vaccinations for Egypt

The table below provides a general guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised to you for travel to Egypt

Recommended Vaccinations for Egypt at a Glance
All Travellers: MMR, DTaP
Most Travellers: Typhoid, Hepatitis A
Some Travellers: Hepatitis B, Rabies

Vaccination Major Risk Factors Course Price
MMR Person-to-Person Course of Two £60
DTaP Person-to-Person Single Dose £50
Typhoid Person-to-Person Single Dose £65
Hepatitis A Person-to-Person Single Dose £86
Hepatitis B Person-to-Person Course of Three £66
Rabies Person-to-Person Course of Three - intramuscular £66
Rabies Person-to-Person Course of Three - intradermal £66

Egypt on the Mediterranean sits on the crossroads between North Africa and the Middle East and is straddled by Libya, Sudan and Israel.

The name of this fascinating country alone conjures up visions of the ancient pyramids cast against a spectacular sunset, the Nile drifting peacefully by the Great Pyramid of Giza. The romance of the desert beckons travellers to spectacular Sharm El Sheik, on the Red Sea. Internationally-renowned for some of the world’s best diving, and for its beaches, not to mention its vibrant nightlife, Sharm El Sheik grows ever more popular a destination with British travellers.

With all these delights in store, it’s understandable if, with all the excitement as you prepare for your journey, that you overlook the potential health risks inherent in overseas travel.

There is No Risk of Malaria in Egypt

There is No Risk of Yellow Fever in Egypt

Keep up-to-date with the latest travel advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) before travelling.

Advice for Travellers to all Destinations

The Vaccinations and Medications that are needed for travel vary from person-to-person. Everyone should have a personal risk assessment with a travel health professional to take into account a range of factors such as itinerary, medical condition, occupational and lifestyle risk factors and previous vaccination history.

All Travellers

All Travellers should ensure that they are up-to-date with Routine Vaccinations including Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio and Measles, Mumps and Rubella.

Most Travellers

Most travellers will also need to consider a course or booster of Hepatitis A and Typhoid as there is a risk of these diseases across most parts of the world.

Some Travellers

Some Travellers may also be advised additional vaccinations such as Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis and Hepatitis B based on their individual risk assessment.

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Further Travel Health Advice for Egypt

Egypt enjoys one of the most pleasant climates in the world…with basically moderate days and cool nights. Coastal temperatures around the Mediterranean and Red Sea can rise to 30 or over, between October and May.

Egyptian cuisine is eclectic, delicious, and fresh. A huge variety of fresh fruit and vegetables is available. If you purchase fruit or vegetables at a market, it is strongly recommended that you peel them before eating. Water is safe in most Metropolitan areas, but it is always best to use bottled water.

Cities and major tourist towns have plentiful hospitals and private clinic facilities. Your best choice is still a private clinic.

Do protect yourself with adequate travel health insurance which will cover your intended itinerary and activities.

Always be mindful of the power of the Egyptian sun. Take care when participating in water sports, hiking tours, or any activity that might take you out of your normal comfort zone. Stay hydrated and rest occasionally during the heat of the day.