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Where to Go: Why Now is the Time for Your Dream Trip to Egypt

Updated: June 15, 2023

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The Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt

The Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt

Open now to American travelers, it is perhaps the best time ever to plan your trip to Egypt.

A bucket-list destination for many, the ancient past unfolds like a storybook in Egypt. Each page reveals a new, inspiring wonder, from the grand tip of the pyramids cracking the sky to the serene banks of the Nile River that creates an enticing oasis.

With clear safety protocols, manageable entry requirements, and some advantageous rates, Zicasso travelers are reporting a spectacular travel experience. There are several reasons why now is the right time to bring your dream Egyptian vacation to life.

  1. You Can Travel Safely
  2. Health and Safety Protocols are in Place
  3. Explore Ancient Sites Without Crowds
  4. The Best Time to Visit Is Now
  5. Plan Ahead for the Opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum
  6. Bring Your Dream Vacation to Life

You Can Travel Safely

luxor temple courtyard and the statues of ramses i

Luxor Temple, Egypt

The official Covid numbers in Egypt have remained relatively low, with strategies and restrictions in place to protect visitors and locals alike. When touring historical sites, for example, you would be around others who have tested negative for infections while also enjoying the decreased capacity for visitors in tombs, museums, and other famous monuments. Safety measures around Egypt make the mixture of popular and lesser-known areas accessible while ensuring every visitor can explore in a safe environment.

Current Entry Requirements:  Travelers must have proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken no more than 96 hours before departure, but we recommend 72 hours or less.

Travel tip: Work alongside your Zicasso travel specialist to ease your travel logistics and travel the way you feel most comfortable. You can book private drivers and private guides, focus on outdoor sites, and stay at properties that our specialists know and trust.

Health and Safety Protocols are in Place

Sharm el Sheikh

Sharm el Sheikh

From the Pyramids to the Red Sea, Egypt’s travel industry is well established and committed to travelers experience the culture, history, and life across the country safely and comfortably. Those working in the travel industry were some of the first vaccinated in the country, such as people working at historical sites, guides, drivers, hotel staff, and cruise staff. Vaccinating those in the tourism sector first ensured travelers across the country could move, explore, and stay safe.

Travel tip: One way to stay safe while also ensuring efficient use of your time in Egypt is to consider an alternative to a Nile Cruise. Hotels provide more opportunities for social distancing and can give you time to discover places like Aswan and Luxor, which have gorgeous scenery and access to unique things to do and see.

Explore Ancient Sites Without Crowds

Luxor Museum in Luxor, Egypt

Luxor Museum in Luxor, Egypt

The travel logistics in Egypt have resulted in fewer crowds at popular and even formerly restricted sites across the country per government mandated capacities. With smaller crowds, visitors can enjoy monuments and tombs at their preferred pace in a more open environment. By limiting the number of people allowed to visit a specific site per day, you can also discover the history and heritage of Egypt in a safe environment, in which you know the few visitors around you have been Covid-tested.

Travel tip: Travelers can now visit the Tomb of Nefertari, one of the best-preserved tombs in Egypt, once restricted only to private groups. The recently opened National History Museum and Museum of Civilization has also become an increasingly popular attraction for visitors.

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The Best Time to Visit Is Now

Hot air balloon over Asasif Valley and the Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor, Egypt

Asasif Valley and the Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor, Egypt

It can be challenging to choose when to visit with so many possibilities to uncover while in Egypt. If your schedule allows you to travel soon, your entire experience will feel different during a tour now than in one year from now.  The changes on the ground now are palpable due to the fewer crowds at famous monuments and easier access to top tour guides. While the monuments will remain the same as travel returns to normal in Egypt, your trip can be even more intimate and exclusive than ever before.

Travel tip: Travelers can easily spend an entire week just in Luxor exploring the Valley of the Workers, Ramses Temple, and the Mummification Museum while appreciating the great flexibility for booking a trip.

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Plan Ahead for the Opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum

Grand Egyptian Museum, under construction.  Photo © djehouty/WikiCommons

Grand Egyptian Museum, under construction. Photo © Djehouty/WikiCommons

The world has been awaiting the opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum. WIth over 90,000 pieces yet unseen by the public, the museum collection will be nothing short of spectacular. With usage of modern technology, an expansive gallery space, and the display of unseen pieces, the museum’s modern approach to sharing the past will be worth the long wait and anticipation.

Travel tip: Working with a travel specialist who can customize your trip will give you the opportunity to modify your itinerary to visit the Grand Egyptian Museum if the galleries were to open during your time in Egypt. A travel specialist not only personalizes your schedule and activities according to your preferences but can also rearrange the trip to ensure you can partake in unique experiences and exciting excursions that arise.

Related: Why You Should Work With a Travel Specialist

Bring Your Dream Vacation to Life

abu simbel, the great temple of ramesses ii, egypt

Abu Simbel Temple, Egypt

Egypt offers the chance to experience the layers of history to find ancient pyramids, coptic churches, grand bazaars, and an amalgamation of cultures. By traveling now, you can embrace the beauty and wonder of Egypt at a unique time with the help of Zicasso and an Egypt travel expert.

Our Egypt Travel Guide has helpful information on creating your trip and Zicasso’s Egypt Tours & Vacations can give you inspiration for your travel dream. Ready to plan a trip? Speak with an Egypt travel specialist by filling out a Trip Request or by calling our team at 1-888-265-9707.

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