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Egypt > Financial

Egypt

How To Open A Bank Account In Egypt

Wednesday June 24, 2020 (10:37:15)

Although Egypt may not be the first place that comes to mind when considering expat-friendly destinations, the country is becoming something of an expat hotspot, in part due to its unique culture and constant sunshine. As long as you stay alert to the ever-changing political situation there, you will most likely find Egypt an accommodating and friendly place to settle down.   more ...

Egypt > Living

Egypt

How To Learn The Language In Egypt

Tuesday June 23, 2020 (11:48:34)

Egypt is an ancient country which has traditionally been the nexus of multiple trade routes, both by sea and by land, and if you are moving here to live and work, you will need to know a little about the languages that are spoken here.   more ...

Egypt > Property

Egypt

How To Rent Or Buy Property In Egypt

Monday May 04, 2020 (15:22:44)

Renting property

If you are moving to Egypt for work, your employer probably has plenty of experience in finding rentals, so make sure you use it, as the best way of finding properties is word of mouth. You can also register with an estate agent, but note that the industry is not regulated. If any third party helps you find a property, then it is customary to pay a finder’s fee – this is often the equivalent of one month’s rent.   more ...

Egypt > Health

Egypt

What Quality Of Healthcare Can You Expect In Egypt?

Monday April 20, 2020 (10:13:36)

The quality of healthcare that you can expect in Egypt will depend on whether you are accessing the public or the private healthcare sector. It is unlikely that, as an expat, you will be reliant on the public sector, and your access to public healthcare as a foreigner is about to be severely restricted – this is explained below. Although some expats may use the public healthcare system in emergencies, most choose to take out private insurance.   more ...

Egypt > Health

Egypt

What Cover Is Available For Sports Injuries In Egypt?

Thursday April 16, 2020 (10:02:46)

Egypt is a fascinating country and you can do a range of activities there, including water sports, such as snorkelling, kiteboarding and windsurfing. These can be found in the Red Sea resorts, such as Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh. Quad biking in the desert regions is also popular in Egypt.   more ...

Egypt > Health

Egypt

Prescriptions In Egypt: What Is Available And How To Ensure You Get The Right Level Of Care

Wednesday April 15, 2020 (09:08:53)

Overall, it is advisable to bring your own medication with you to Egypt, as the political unrest in the nation, combined with inflation and pharmaceutical price hikes, has led to substantial problems over the last few years. Egypt imports most of its medication, and locals have found that some essential drugs have been erratically available, even in the big cities. Some substances that are not controlled in your home nation, and can be obtained over the counter, may be controlled in Egypt. Read on for more information.   more ...

Egypt > Health

Egypt

Maternity Care In Egypt: What The Options Are And How To Decide On A Birth Plan

Thursday April 09, 2020 (10:59:08)

If you are planning to give birth in Egypt, then you need to decide whether to take out private health insurance, or to pay out of pocket costs for your maternity care. Although Egypt does have a national health scheme, in practice very few locals, let alone expats, use it. This is due to the lengthy waiting times, the shortage of qualified personnel, poor patient outcomes and more. As well as this, the Egyptian government is launching an overhaul of the scheme – including mother and baby programmes, in an attempt to reduce infant mortality – and it is not intended that it will continue to apply to expats. Luckily, there are some excellent Western-style private hospitals in the country, so you will have plenty of options in the private sector.   more ...

Egypt > Health

Egypt

How To Register With The Health System In Egypt

Tuesday April 07, 2020 (18:11:17)

Egyptian health insurance has undergone a recent overhaul and its goal is to have fully universal coverage for all citizens by the 2030s. However, unfortunately, this is not currently intended to apply to expat residents. Egypt technically offers universal health coverage now, but, in practice, most citizens, including expats, choose to pay out-of-pocket, or to take out private cover.   more ...

Egypt > Health

Egypt

How To Keep Your Health Insurance Costs Low In Egypt

Friday April 03, 2020 (08:40:56)

If you wish to take out health insurance in Egypt, then realistically you will be restricted to private cover. Although public health insurance is currently available, assuming that you are paying contributions into the national scheme, the Egyptian government is at present overhauling the healthcare and health insurance system. They plan to make it a universal, single payer scheme, which provides more extensive coverage to Egyptian citizens. Expats are not expected to be eligible for it. Read on for information about how best to maximise your cover and make sure it is cost effective.   more ...

Egypt > Health

Egypt

How To Keep Fit And Healthy In Egypt

Wednesday April 01, 2020 (13:45:50)

You will have plenty of opportunities to keep fit and healthy in Egypt, whether you are living and working there or just visiting as a tourist. The coastal Red Sea resorts, such as Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh, offer a wide range of activities, including water sports, such as snorkelling, swimming (with or without dolphins), windsurfing and kiteboarding.   more ...



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