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Banking and Currency

Egyptian pound (EGP) - Livre Egyptian (LE) is equivalent to 100 piasters. Notes are in denominations of EGP 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1. Coins are in denominations of 100 (EGP 1), 50, 25, 20, 10 and 5 piasters.

Currency exchange
It is always available at banks and official exchange offices. There are five national banks and 78 branches of foreign banks.
Credit and debit cards
MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club and Visa are accepted. Check with your credit or debit Card Company for details of merchant acceptability and other services which may be available.
Traveller’s cheques
To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travelers are advised to take travelers cheques in US dollars, Euros or Sterling pounds.
Currency restrictions
  • The import and export of foreign currency is unlimited; although it is mandatory to report the specific amount in cash if it exceeds US $10,000.
  • The import of local currency is unlimited.
  • There is a limit of 1000 Egyptian Pounds in cash that you may take out of Egypt.
Exchange rates
 For additional information about the latest exchange rates, please visit the website: