SHARM EL SHEIKH, EGYPT

International Travel
All participants should by now have their return ticket to Sharm El Sheikh and forwarded it to the APC logistics team.  If you have not forwarded your ticket to the logistics team please do so by sending it to Kathleen Diga. We will not be able to arrange your airport transfer if we do not have your itinerary.  I
Flight check-in times are as follows: Domestic flights – 3 hours before departure –  International flights – 4 hours before departure
NOTE: Some airports require an airport tax fee in cash. Please check with your departure airport if they charge airport tax fees. APC does not re-imburse airport tax.

For your travel you will need the following:
• Passport that is valid at least six months from date of entry to Egypt with two blank pages.

• Copy of your electronic ticket.

• Letter of invitation to AfriSIG, and if you are attending African IGF, please bring the invitation sent to you after you registered.

• This logistics advisory, which has all contact details you need while travelling

• Medication for all your health needs.

• Yellow Fever vaccination certificate, if required
Egypt is not at risk of Yellow Fever but requires a certificate if  you are coming from or have recently travelled to a country at risk of Yellow Fever.  You must bring your Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate or you will not be allowed to enter the country.

Travel Insurance
We recommend that all participants obtain travel insurance for their trip. Kindly ensure that this insurance covers the date of departure from your country until the date of your return. Travel insurance will not be reimbursed.

Airport Transfers 
Upon arrival at Sharm El Sheikh airport, there will be someone at the arrivals with a board which has your name and the hotel name Maritim Jolie Ville Resort.

If you have any problem locating your airport transfer, contact Kathleen Diga  or Maritim Jollie Ville resort reception at +20 69 3600100. If there is a change in your flight schedule, please contact Kathleen immediately.  Should you not meet up with the arranged airport transfer, you will be liable to pay your own airport transfer costs.

All participants are booked at:
MARITIM JOLIE VILLE RESORT Naama Bay, Sharm El Sheikh, South Sinai, EgyptPhone: +20 (0) 69 3600-100E-mail info@src-maritim-jolieville.com https://www.maritim.com/en/hotels/egypt/resort-casino-sharm-el-sheikh/hotel-overview

Meeting Venue
HYATT REGENCY SHARM EL SHEIKHGardens Bay, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt T +20 69 360 1234 F +20 69 360 3600 E-mail: sharmelsheikh.regency.hyatt.com
Group transportation to the venue will be provided between Maritim Jolie Ville Resort and Hyatt Regency. Participants are expected to be in the lobby of Maritim Jolie Ville Resort at 08h00 every morning in order to take the bus together.

• The bus will depart from  Maritim Jolie Ville Resort to Hyatt Regency at 08h00 every morning

• The bus will depart from Hyatt Regency to Maritim Jolie Ville Resort at 18h15 every every evening.
Please note that if you miss this bus, you will need to arrange your own transportation to the venue and bear the cost yourself.

AfriSIG times
The School starts at 9h00 ever morning. Please do note that AfrISIG is an intensive, but rewarding experience. Daily sessions will end around 18h00 but the groups working on the practicum topic will need to work in the evenings.

Breakfast and dinner will be provided by the Maritim Jolie Ville Resort. Lunch and tea/coffee will be provided at the venue, Hyatt Regency, during the workshop days. As there is night time work every evening as part of the practicum it is easier for you to have dinner at the hotel. We will however arrange a group dinner elsewhere on 1 December.

Personal expenses
International and local telephone calls, laundry, use of the mini bar and all other personal expenses such as additional drinks and meals MUST be paid by the individual who ordered them before you check out of the hotel. We will not cover these costs.

Dietary and Special Requirements
If you have any dietary and special requirements needs, make sure it is brought to the attention of the logistics team before you travel.

Wireless connectivity is available at the Maritim Jolie Ville resort and the Hyatt Regency.

The power supply voltage in Egypt is 220V, frequency ~50Hz. Most electrical outlets are as shown below.  Please bring your own adaptor.


December is the start of winter in Egypt.  The daytime temperatures rise to an average maximum of 23°C, and fall to an average minimum of 15°C overnight with low humidity. Please bring adequate comfortable clothing.  The  weather forecast in Sharm El Sheikh for the duration of your stay is available here: http://www.holiday-weather.com/sharm_el_sheikh/forecast/

The official currency of Egypt is the Egyptian Pound.  The current rate of exchange of the Egyptian pound  is approximately 17.60 : 1 USD. Banks are open from Sunday to Thursday, from 8.30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Credit cards, Visa, American Express, Access/MasterCard can be used.    Money can be exchanged at the airport on arrival and all major banks.

Participants should take some basic precautions to ensure your safety and the security of your valuables. Please keep your hotel room locked, and store your valuable in the hotel safety deposit box.


                                                                                            Bon Voyage

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