Why carry an IDP while driving in Egypt?
Your IDP is a valid form of identification in more than 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information in the 12 most widely spoken languages in the world – it is understandable to most of the local officials and authorities of the countries you visit.
It translates your identification information into 12 languages — so it speaks the language even if you don’t. Egypt highly recommends an International Driving Permit.
Driving Rules in Egypt
Discover the land of ancient civilization. Egypt is the most prized destination for archaeologists and travelers alike. Explore the Great Pyramids, sphinxes and treasures from the ancient world.
Driving your own car is the best way to enjoy your Egyptian journey. To ensure maximum experience, be sure to read these traffic guidelines. Forget winter! Watch out for strong winds that carry sand. Be sure to wear eye and head protections whenever you’re outside. Keep bottled drinking water in your car at all times.
- Egyptians drive on the right side of the road.
- The minimum driving age is 18 years old. The minimum rental age is 25 years old.
- Seat belt is a must for everyone.
- Hands-free is a must.
- Drink responsibly. The maximum blood alcohol level is 50 mg per 100 ml of blood.
- The speed limit is 50 km/h in urban areas, 90 km in rural roads and 100 km/h on highways.
- Traffic lights are always out of order! Keep your eyes on the road to avoid accidents.
- Watch out for speed cameras!
- Third-party insurance is obligatory.
Speed limit law in Egypt:
According to Egyptian laws, the maximum speed limit on inner-city roads is 60 km/h. Higher speed limits are allowed on motorways and roads outside cities, reaching 90 km/h and on the desert highway between Cairo and Alexandria, recording 100 km.
Driving in Egypt during Winter:
Forget winter! Watch out for strong winds that carries sand. Be sure to wear eye and head protections whenever you’re outside. Keep a bottled drinking water in your car at all times.
Enjoy your stay and have a safe travel.
How to get your IDP
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