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Banking and Currency

 
 

Currency
Egyptian Pound-Livre Egyptian (LE) = 100 piastres. Notes are in denominations of LE100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1. Coins are in denominations of 25, 20, 10 and 5 piastres.

Currency exchange
Available at banks and official bureaux de change. There are five national banks and 78 branches of foreign banks.

Credit & 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.

Travellers cheques
To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take travellers cheques in US Dollars, Euros or Pounds Sterling.

Currency restrictions
The import and export of foreign currency is unlimited. The import of local currency is unlimited. The export of local currency is prohibited.

Exchange rate indicators (approximately):

1 USD = 5.80 LE

1 Euro = 7.40 LE

1 GBP = 11.00 LE