The currency in Egypt is the Egyptian pound. You will find that places also accept dollars and sterling. However, it is advised to avoid using these as you may end up paying more than what you should. You can exchange your money before you travel, either at your local Thomas Cook store or online at It is harder to get hold of lower denominations outside of Egypt, but it’s worth getting some once you’re there as they are handy for tipping. But to save carrying too much cash around with you, why not check out the Thomas Cook Cash Passport?