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Customs Advice

The importation of certain products into a country is restricted in order to protect the economy and safety of its citizens. The restrictions may be imposed by Customs or by any other agency which has regulatory authority.

We provide a shipping service only and Customs at the parcel's destination will determine whether any charges are payable on your package. All duties, taxes and/or quarantine fees applied are at the discretion of local customs or governmental organisations and are out of our control.

If the addressee refuses to pay duties/taxes, the parcel may be held, returned (if allowed by Customs) or destroyed, and additional costs may be incurred. As per Terms and Conditions, those charges will be billed to the sender.

Please note, no shipping costs are recoverable for parcels held or destroyed, even if shipping protection cover has been purchased.

Majority of parcels can be delivered door to door, once it has cleared customs at destination. However, some countries have a door to airport service only. In those countries, the recipients may have to present themselves to either Customs or the local courier's office to take possession of their consignment.

We advise you to verify independently, all Customs, Governmental and Quarantine regulations. These rules can and do frequently change without prior notice or recourse.

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Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI)

It is now a requirement that all exporters sending freight outside of the E.U must have an EORI number if they are VAT registered.

If you have any queries regarding the EORI application process then please visit the HMRC website.

Documents Needed

After you have paid for a shipping service to Egypt, you will be redirected to a page where you can download and print out the relevant shipping labels, i.e

AWB (Courier Air Waybills - barcode) - Proforma or Commercial invoice - Address label.

The above documents are standard for any international shipment.

Please note, if additional documentation is required for the import of any particular item, it is the customer's responsibility to provide them at destination.


Goods travelling by 'Cargo' are subject to different restrictions to those travelling as carry-on luggage.

A shipment to Egypt is deemed unacceptable if: it is classified as hazardous material, dangerous goods, prohibited or restricted articles by IATA (International Air Transport Association), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) or other relevant organisation. Many items which appear harmless in everyday use can pose danger on air transport and are consequently forbidden for transport.

The following page displays a sampling of common prohibited and restricted goods.


Packing Advice

Your parcel must be boxed and well packaged. This will reduce the risk of damage to any item during transit or any associated automated distribution process.

Please be aware the item is not taken by hand from collection to destination and will visit many sorted facilities on its journey. For that reason, you need to protect the items to ensure they make it from A to B safely.

The following packaging guidelines are recommendations to assist you in packaging your shipment:


Shipment Protection

When you book a shipping service to Egypt, you will be able to choose an appropriate level of cover for your shipment. We offer enhanced parcel protection for up to £2000 for a small additional fee.

If you do not purchase enhanced Shipment Protection, your shipment will be only covered to a maximum value of £50 as per the limited liability set out in our Terms & Conditions and subject to your parcel passing minimum packaging requirements.

Please note that the declared value for customs purposes is not related to the declared value selected for Shipment Protection. We encourage all customers to purchase shipment protection cover for loss or damage.

National Holidays

  • 21/03/2024 - Mother's day
  • 25/04/2024 - Sinai liberation day
  • 01/05/2024 - Labor day
  • 18/06/2024 - Evacuation day
  • 23/07/2024 - Revolution day
  • 15/08/2024 - Flooding of the nile
  • 06/10/2024 - Armed forces day
  • 01/01/1970 - Egyptian naval day
  • 24/10/2024 - Suez day
  • 23/12/2024 - Suez victory day


We have a detailed and comprehensive Help Section here. If you cannot find the answer or advice you are looking for there, please use our enquiry form

Example prices for Egypt Parcel Delivery

Kg: 1 5 10 15 20 40

Courier Kg Service Type Transit Time Price
Express Services:Toggle
1kg World Express 3-5 business days *
£ 102.60

The utmost convenience when arranging your package delivery to Cairo When you need to make a parcel delivery to Cairo and you want a service that combines peace of mind with convenience and a competitive pricing structure, then our courier comparison and booking website is the place to find it.

Cairo is the bustling capital city of Egypt and is also the largest metropolitan area in the whole of Africa, with a population of around 7.8 million people. The city has seen rapid growth in recent years, to the point where one in every five buildings is less than 15 years old. As well as being the capital of Egypt, Cairo is the centre of the country’s commercial and media sectors and attracts millions of tourists every year, drawn by its position on the banks of the Nile and only 20km away from the ancient pyramids at Giza.

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The best carriers all in one place We provide you with a choice of the very top names in international shipping to select from – companies with reputations for quality and care, who we’ve worked with for many years, leading to our high opinion of them. Another advantage of working with these companies for many years has been our ability to negotiate the kind of rates for your shipping to Cairo that you’re looking for and simply won’t be able to find elsewhere.

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