Health concerns in Egypt

Health concerns in Egypt as a major destination for tourists because of its 5000 years of history, the beautiful River Nile, the great Sphinx and the Pyramids, Valley of the Kings and the treasures of the boy king Tutankhamen and the unbelievable beauty of its Oases, especially white desert and over all the Egyptians.

Tourists can visit Egypt all year long but the best time to visit Egypt is from October to May, since the weather is very nice and you can enjoy every single day of your tour.

Whether traveling for business or for pleasure, you should seek travel health advice before you depart to limit your exposure to travel-related health risks

We as Golavita are extra concern about your health concerns and safety because we know that because every region and country around the world has its own risks and in the same time we need you to enjoy your vacation and make it memorable and enjoyable.

Here are some points you should keep in your mind to make your trip safety and healthy

  • When you are in Egypt, please do not drink tap water not because it is dangerous or polluted but it is highly chlorinated and for those who did not use to drink it tastes fool and can make stomach problems for you. You can use the tap water to clean your teeth with no problem.
  • Put in your mind that if you are going to all inclusive hotel, they supply endless bottles of water from the restaurant or from the bar or in the mini-bar in the room
  • Please avoid uncovered food and street food and do not buy anything from the street vendors and you have to know that if you will spend your holiday in a hotel or Nile Cruise it is very safe to eat in. please avoid the uncooked vegetables and peeled fruits.
  • Egypt is very hot country especially in summer, so it is advisable to drink as much as you can bottle water especially when you are on tour or you may became dehydrated.
  • Avoid long exposure to the sun, which can be intense. Use plenty of high factor sun cream, wear light cotton clothing, a hat or scarf covering your head.
  • You can bring a supply of any medicine you are taking back home but also do not forget to bring the prescription with you. Be sure that if you have any serious trouble, in almost all the hotels in Egypt and Nile cruises boat, the staff can easily provide doctor for you.
  • Malaria tablets are not recommended for travelers to Egypt due to the extremely low risk of malaria and this advice remains unchanged. Egypt had eliminated malaria, and until now, the last locally transmitted case was in 1998.
  • One of the biggest problems tourists face in Egypt is Traveler’s diarrhea. This and other mild food poisoning are virtually unavoidable, it is known that visiting a new place with a different cuisine may tempt you to overeat.
  • The food in Egypt is quite tasty and totally new to your palette, as food hygiene standards are not high. The best cures are rest, fluids or try Coffee with Lemon. It is very good for diarrhea and can stop it in 15 minuets.
  • One of the Health concerns is the Heat exhaustion that’s why you have to drink a lot of water before you feel thirsty and wear a hat to keep off the sun.
  • Heat stroke a much more serious condition, caused by a breakdown in the body’s heat-regulating mechanism, Symptoms including a cessation of sweating and loss of consciousness. Rapid cooling with ice and water, plus intravenous fluid replacement, is required.
  • At the end you have to know that health care is excellent in Egypt in private and university hospitals and for minor illnesses, consult a pharmacist first. They are well trained, speak English and can dispense all kinds of medication.
  • We just ask you to stay healthy and be serious about your health concern and we wish you a good , unforgettable and memorable trip to Egypt.