Egyptian Pound (EGP)-Livre Egyptian (LE) = 100 piastres. 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 piastres.
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.
To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take travellers cheques in US Dollars, Euros or Sterling Pounds.
The import and export of foreign currency is unlimited. The import of local currency is unlimited. The export of local currency is prohibited.
For additional information about the latest exchange rates, please visit the website: www.xe.com/ucc