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Conventional long form: Arab Republic of Egypt
Conventional short form: Egypt
Local long form: Jumhuriyat Misr al-Arabiyah
Local short form: Misr
Former: United Arab Republic (with Syria)
U.S. Embassy In Egypt
Chief of mission: Ambassador Francis J. Ricciardone
Embassy: 5 Tawfik Diab Street, Garden City, Cairo
Mailing address: Unit 64900, Box 15, APO AE 09839-4900
Telephone:  (2) 797-3300
Fax:  (2) 797-3200
Note: Americans living in or visiting Egypt are encouraged to register at the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Egypt and obtain updated information on travel and security within Egypt.
Egyptian Medical Facilities and Guidelines
There are many Western-trained medical professionals in Egypt. The U.S. Embassy in Cairo can provide a list of local hospitals and English-speaking physicians. Medical facilities are adequate for non-emergency matters, particularly in tourist areas. Emergency and intensive care facilities are limited. Facilities outside Cairo, Alexandria, and Sharm El Sheikh fall short of U.S. standards. Most Nile cruise boats do not have a ship's doctor, but some employ a medical practitioner of uncertain qualification. Hospital facilities in Luxor and Aswan are inadequate, and they are nonexistent at most other ports-of-call.
Beaches on the Mediterranean and Red Sea coasts are generally unpolluted. Persons who swim in the Nile or its canals, walk barefoot in stagnant water, or drink untreated water are at risk of exposure to bacterial and other infections and the parasitic disease schistosomiasis (bilharzia).
It is generally safe to eat properly-prepared, thoroughly-cooked meat and vegetables in tourist hotels, on Nile cruise boats, and in tourist restaurants. Eating uncooked vegetables should be avoided. Tap water is not potable. It is best to drink bottled water or water that has been boiled and filtered. Well-known brands of bottled beverages are generally considered to be safe.
Information on vaccinations and other health precautions, such as safe food and water precautions and insect bite protection, may be obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's hotline for international travelers at 1-877-FYI-TRIP (1-877-394-8747) or via the CDC's Internet site at http://www.cdc.gov/travel. For information about outbreaks of infectious diseases abroad consult the World Health Organization's (WHO) website at http://www.who.int/en.
Further health information for travelers is available at http://www.who.int/ith.
Travelers to Egypt's frontiers, including the borders with Libya, Sudan, and Israel and parts of the Sinai off the main, paved roads, must obtain permission from the Travel Permits Department of the Ministry of the Interior, located at the corner of Sheikh Rihan and Nubar Streets in downtown Cairo.
In addition, travelers should be aware that landmines have caused many casualties, including deaths of Americans, in Egypt. All travelers should check with local authorities before embarking on off-road travel. Known minefields are not reliably marked by signs, but are sometimes enclosed by barbed wire. After heavy rains, which can cause flooding and the consequent shifting of landmines, travelers should take care driving through build-ups of sand on roadways. Though mines are found in other parts of Egypt, the highest concentrations are in World War II battlefields along the Mediterranean coast west of Alexandria, the Eastern Desert between Cairo and the Suez Canal, and much of the Sinai Peninsula. Travelers are urged to be especially prudent in these areas.
REGISTRATION / EMBASSY LOCATION:
Americans living or traveling in Egypt are encouraged to register with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate through the State Department's travel registration website and to obtain updated information on travel and security within Egypt. Americans without Internet access may register directly with the Embassy. By registering, American citizens make it easier for the Embassy to contact them in case of emergency.
The U.S. Embassy is located at
5 Tawfik Diab Street, Garden City, Cairo,
telephone (20) 2 2797-2301.
Walk-in working hours are 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday.
Phone inquiries are between 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
The latest Embassy warden message can be heard on (20) 2 2797-3000.
For emergencies after-hours,
U.S. citizens may reach the Embassy duty officer via (20) 2 2797-3300.
The Consular Section American Citizens Services unit fax number is (20) 2 2797-3602.
The mailing address from the United States is:
Consular Section, Unit 64900, Box 15 ,
APO AE 09839-4900.
Within Egypt or from a third country, it is 8 Kamal el-Din Salah Street, Garden City, Cairo .
The Consular Section's e-mail address is email@example.com.
Consular information is available via the Internet on the Embassy website http://cairo.usembassy.gov.
Visa-related inquiries should be directed by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once a month, American Citizens Services are available at the American Center, 3 Pharana Street , Azarita, Alexandria, and every five to ten weeks, American Citizens Services are available at the Cairo American College , Maadi. Please check the Embassy web site for dates and times of available services.