Essential Information

Letters of invitation

On request the Local Organizing Committee of the 3rd Minia International Conference for Agriculture and Irrigation in the Nile Basin Countries will be happy to send a personal invitation for participation in the conference. It should be understood that such an invitation is only to help visitors to the conference to raise travel funds or to obtain a visa and is not a commitment on the part of the organizers to provide any financial support

Visa and travel

Entry to the country is granted to all foreigners taking part in conference organized in EGYPT, regardless of their nationality. Participants must of course meet the normal requirements, i.e. they must posses valid travel documents and sufficient means of support. Participants requiring a visa for entering EGYPT are strongly advised to make their application in their home countries (click here for a complete list of Egyptian Missions Abroad) before the intended date of travel. Visa application procedures are faster when the acknowledgement of registration is included. All registered participants will receive such confirmation once their registration has been processed by the Local Organizing Committee and their payment has been received

EGYPT Airlines has been designated as official carrier for the conference. EGYPT Airlines (MS) offices all over the world will be pleased to assist you with your travel arrangements. Participants are kindly requested to check passport and visa requirements


A declaration form is available for articles of value (jewelry, video cameras, etc.) and is required for exportation

Official language in Egypt

Arabic is the official language. English is the predominant foreign language while the French language is widely spoken


Two hours in advance of Greenwich Mean Time


In summer: Light cotton garments. In winter: Heavy cotton garments all day and woolen garments and coats at evening. Handy items include: Sun-glasses, sun oil, a pocket torch and binoculars

Electricity supply

Electrical current through Egypt is 220 volts 50 Hz AC. Sockets take the standard continental European round - pronged plug adapters and current converters as well as dual voltage appliances can be bought at home


Egypt offers many best buys, such as silver, leather, gold mother-of-pearl, brass, copper and alabaster. Bargaining is expected in bazaars such as the Khan El Khalili, but in regular shops, prices are fixed

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted


Egypt has nine TV channels with daily news (English & French) at specific times and many satellite channels. Most first-class hotels offer a variety of in-house movies in English, French, German and Italian. There are varieties of multi-lingual publications available

Internet & E-mail

Access to the Internet and E-mail will be available and free for all thorough the duration of the conference

Special requirements

For participants who need special provisions because of a diet or otherwise, arrangement can be made, provided written applications have been received at the organization Committee before 28 February 2019

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