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TRAVELLERS' MONEY IN LUXOR, EGYPT

ACCESSING YOUR CASH IN EGYPT | EGYPTIAN EXCHANGE RATES
PRICING POLICIES IN EGYPT | PRICES IN LUXOR

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SHOPPING IN LUXOR | HASSLE & TIPPING

Egyptian Pound coin Information about using cash and credit / debit cards in Egypt and up-to-the-minute Currency information for Egypt — PLUS our free "Traditional Egypt Currency Converter Card" with today's conversion rate. It's instant (you just print out and fold it in half), and it's convenient - credit-card sized so it's easy to slip in your wallet.

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WITHDRAWING CASH IN EGYPT

10 Egyptian Pounds Accessing your cash isn't too hard in Luxor.

Using "Hole in the wall" ATM machines in Egypt

ATM machines are available at many banks in Luxor but not very often outside the main tourist areas, including on the West Bank and our village. However it's not a problem - it's only a five minute hop across the river by our private Nile boat or using the local ferry which costs about 10p per trip.

Thomas Cook - near Luxor Temple - is another convenient place to withdraw cash or exchange travellers cheques.

25 Egyptian Piastres

Travellers' Cheques

Travellers' Cheques can be cashed at most major banks, hotels, and foreign exchange bureaux in Luxor.

Bank Opening Hours

Banks are open Sunday - Thursday, 8.30 am - 2 pm.

Credit Cards / Debit Cards

Credit Cards / Debit Cards such as American Express, Diners Club, Visa, MasterCard, JBC, and Eurocard are accepted at some shops and restaurants. A small commission is usually charged for a credit card transaction. Outside the main tourist areas and tourist establishments - and certainly in our street - your credit card will not be acceptable.

CURRENCY RESTRICTIONS

You may only import or export a maximum of E£1000 in Egyptian currency. You may import or export any amount of foreign currency (eg. sterling or dollars), but you must declared it on an official customs form.

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EGYPTIAN COINS AND BANKNOTES

Egyptian Pound coin

Coins were seldom used in in 1961, when the Central Bank of Egypt took over from the National Bank of Egypt. A few years ago they introduced two new coins - the 50 Piaster coins picturing Cleopatra VII and the copper/nickle 1 Egyptian pound coins showing King Tutankhamun's Gold Funeral Mask - the equivalent banknotes will eventually be scrapped. The Egyptian pound coin, the highest denomination of coin, is worth less than 10 pence GBP) - but coins down to 5 Piasters (less than 0.5 pence GBP) remain legal currency.

100 Egyptian Pounds Egyptian banknotes are bilingual. They usually have a picture of a mosque with Arabic script (and Eastern Arabic numerals) on the front and a picture of an ancient Egyptian building with English script (and Hindu Arabic numerals) on the back.

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EGYPTIAN CURRENCY / DENOMINATIONS:

Egyptian pounds (EG£ ) or 'gineehs'



1 Egyptian pound (EG£) = 100 Piastres

Notes: EG£100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 1
Coins: 50, 25, 20, 10, 5 Piastres

British currency (Sterling / GBP) is often accepted for cash payments.













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