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Passport and visas

Be sure to check your passport well in advance to the departure date.  Be sure  that it is valid for at least six months after your return date and that it is whole  and has no ripped or missing pages.


We ask for a photocopies of your passport in case of lost passports.


Entry visas are required by all nationalities to Egypt and Sudan.

The visa will be denied in Sudan if there is an Israeli stamp in your passport.


Please send A4 photocopies or email scanned copies of the passport information pages, occupation and home address details for each person travelling at the time of booking so that we may arrange permissions to travel prior to the issuing of visas.

Make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months and there are  some empty pages for the visa.


Entry Visas for Egypt will be issued on arrival in Cairo by our representitve.


Entry Visas will be issued on arrival in Port Sudan where a charge of US$ 65 is payable locally. Visas will not be issued on passports where there is evidence of a previous visit to Israel.



The Sudanese authorities apply a number of taxes to all visiting divers, including departure tax. The total for 1 week safari US$155, payable locally.



Be sure to leave your flight times, insurance details and an emergency mobile telephone number  with someone at home.

Please provide Red Sea Safaris with a photocopy of your passport and Insurance policies. This means we can help you in case you lose either of these.



We insist all our guests have adequate Dive and Travel insurance. We need proof at the time of booking.


Check with your home insurance to see if you are covered while traveling and diving.  It is important that you have medical and travel insurance that covers both medical and diving emergencies as well as loss of baggage, delayed or missed flights etc.


If you are not covered we can provide you with Gouda Travel insurance which provides full Travel, diving and medical cover. The policy is excellent, giving full cover for the travelling diver ( with no depth limits, air evacuation, and refunds if you get sick on the trip and cannot dive ).


A cancellation insurance is often purchased as well and covers you in the event of sickness prior to departure of your trip.  Most insurances cover expenses if close family members or travel companions become sick and prevent you from traveling. We can provide you with this if needed but it has to be purchased at the time of booking.


If you already have Dive insurance please check that it covers for all dive related accidents that may occur.  Be sure to check the small print for any exclusions such as 30m depth limits. If you dive deeper than this you will not be covered in case of an accident. Also check if you are covered for low level air evacuation.

We cannot stress enough how important this cover is since recompression and medical care is Extremely Expensive.



Your yellow card will not cover you while traveling in Sudan and not in Egypt from 2008.


Safety / medical concerns

All divers must have adequate travel, health and diving insurance.

All divers over 50 years of age must have a medical statement signed within the last 6 months by a doctor with them.

No particular vaccinations are required to enter Egypt and  vaccinations for Sudan  Tetanus,Typhoid, polio, diphtheria and hepatitis A and B , Meningitis C are recommended. Consult with your doctor regarding vaccinations.


Flight information


We recommends that you arrive at least three hours prior to departure for all flights that are booked through us.

Every customer is responsible for double checking the flight times on the ticket  issued and to show up on time.  Red Sea Safaris takes no responsibility for missed  flights due to changes in flight times.


Flights are connecting scheduled services from Scandinavia to Port Sudan on British Airways,Egypt Air, Sudan Airways. Routings vary (please refer to your trip itinerary) but will usually involve at least one change of aircraft en route (usually in Cairo). Flight times are in local time. Check in 3 hours before departure at the indicated terminal.

Baggage allowance: is 20Kg for hold baggage and 5Kg for hand baggage. It is recommended that electrical goods (torches) and gauges (regulators) in hand baggage. Dive knives go in the hold. Pony Cylinders can be transported in the hold luggage but must be shown to be open and empty.


Arrival Cairo
Where your flight connection in Cairo allows an overnight stay we will pre-book hotel transfers and accommodation and arrange optional sightseeing excursions to the various cultural sights (please refer to the trip itinerary). You will be met at the airport by a representative who will also issue you the Entry Visa as well as organize your stopover.


Arrival in Port Sudan
Your flight will arrive in Port Sudan where you will be met by our representatives waiting outside the terminal building. He will organize your Visa and taxes as well as escourting you to the boat.


After you have Got the visa, cleared customs, and got your baggage you will board a bus and make the short journey to the boat which is in the harbour in Port Sudan.

Return Journey
After the liveaboard you be transferred to the airport for your return flights home. Please make sure you are ready in time and have your passport and ticket. You will be met in Cairo again by our representative who will organize your stopover and onward journey.



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