Several of the major hotels in Cairo have introduced facsimile
facilities, please check with the hotel concerned before departure.
There are Internet cafes in the main cities, Alexandria,
Cairo, Dahab and Luxor. Tourists
can also access the Internet in many hotels.
The main ISPs include:
The postal system is quite efficient for international mail.
Airmail takes about 5 days to western Europe, and 8 to 10
days to the United States of America.
There are Poste Restante facilities at the
Central Post Office, a small fee is charged when mail is collected.
All post offices are open daily from 8.30 am to 3.00
pmexcept Friday, and the Central Post Office in Cairo
is open 24 hours.
The most influential Egyptian daily is Al-Ahram,
others include Al-Akhbar and many weekly
and periodical publications.
2 daily newspapers – Le Journal d’Alexandrie
and Le Progrès Egyptien – are
published in French.
The English-language daily newspaper is called the Egyptian
Gazette. The Middle East Observer
is the primary weekly English-language business paper.
World Service and Voice of
America can be received. From time to time the frequencies
vary and the most up to date can be found online.
International telegram services are available from Central
Post Offices located in Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor and Aswan
and main hotels.
- land line
IDD is available.
dialing code is 20
international code: 00
There are call boxes in major towns and country districts.
Some coinless cardphones and credit card phones are also available
and Telecards and can be purchased from newsagents, railway
stations and the post offices.
GSM 900. Coverage is limited to Cairo, Alexandria
and along the north coast line of the Red Sea
from Suez to Sharm el-Sheikh
and major towns along the Nile.
Network operators are: