Port Said in detail


Entry & Exit Formalities

Port Said isn't a tourist entry point and so doesn't issue tourist visas. If you're an Africa overlander with a vehicle and have managed to find a Ro-Ro service from Europe or Turkey that arrives in Port Said, make sure to have purchased an Egyptian tourist visa in advance.

Customs Regulations

Port Said was declared a duty-free port in 1976. In theory, everyone must pass through customs when entering and leaving the city, though in practice this is seldom enforced. Regardless, be sure to have your passport with you.


Most banks and important services are on Sharia Al Gomhuriyya, two blocks inland from the canal.

Tourist Information

Tourist Office After the enthusiastic staff has got over the shock of a foreign tourist walking into the office, they can give out a good map of town.