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Flights to Cairo in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJanuaryHigh demand for flights, 5% potential price rise
Cheapest inAugustBest time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average priceHK$6,470Average for return flights in October 2021
Return fromHK$6,338From Hong Kong Intl to Cairo
One-way fromHK$3,725One-way flight from Hong Kong Intl (HKG) to Cairo (CAI)

Cheap flights to Cairo in October, November 2021

The best prices found for CAI flights for October, November
8 Nov - 15 Nov
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

CAI

Cairo

2 stops

32h 40m
CAI

Cairo

HKG

Hong Kong Intl

3 stops

46h 20m
HK$6,338

Ethiopian Air

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8 Nov - 15 Nov
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

CAI

Cairo

1 stop

21h 50m
CAI

Cairo

HKG

Hong Kong Intl

1 stop

13h 05m
HK$6,408

Qatar Airways

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8 Nov - 15 Nov
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

CAI

Cairo

2 stops

19h 25m
CAI

Cairo

HKG

Hong Kong Intl

2 stops

16h 20m
HK$6,416

Emirates

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Cairo 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cairo found for this year
8 Nov - 15 Nov
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

CAI

Cairo

2 stops

32h 40m
CAI

Cairo

HKG

Hong Kong Intl

3 stops

46h 20m
HK$6,338

Ethiopian Air

View Deal

Deal found 17-10-21

8 Nov - 15 Nov
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

CAI

Cairo

1 stop

21h 50m
CAI

Cairo

HKG

Hong Kong Intl

1 stop

13h 05m
HK$6,408

Qatar Airways

View Deal

Deal found 17-10-21

8 Nov - 15 Nov
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

CAI

Cairo

2 stops

19h 25m
CAI

Cairo

HKG

Hong Kong Intl

2 stops

16h 20m
HK$6,416

Emirates

View Deal

Deal found 17-10-21

Can I fly to Cairo from Hong Kong right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Hong Kong to Cairo

Most visitors from Hong Kong need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Cairo.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Hong Kong must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Cairo.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Hong Kong are not required to quarantine after entering Cairo.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Travelers are required to present a completed health declaration form along with their health insurance.


Can I fly back to Hong Kong from Cairo?

Returning to Hong Kong from Cairo

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cairo must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Hong Kong.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cairo are not required to quarantine after entering Hong Kong.

When is the best time to fly to Cairo Airport?

Average Cairo flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month

HKG - CAI

Price

HK$4,427 - HK$8,173

CAI

Temperature

13 - 28 °C

Flying to Cairo in May is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. July tends to be the warmest period in Cairo so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. January is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Cairo?

Saturday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Cairo. Flying on Wednesday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Cairo?

To get the best value, try booking a flight at midday when visiting Cairo. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the morning as these tend to have higher demand.

Dubbed “Umm El Dinya” (Mother of the World) by Egyptians and Arabs, Cairo is one of the most brash and chaotic cities in the world. Yet each year, millions of tourists, many of whom are British, book flights to Cairo to discover one of the world’s great ancient civilisations.

The hustle and bustle of modern Cairo’s busy streets teeming with hordes of people and honking cars is perfectly juxtaposed by the serene felucca boats sailing along the Nile and horses galloping amid the gargantuan pyramids. And while most tourists who book flights to Cairo do so to visit the Great Pyramid of Giza – the last surviving wonder of the ancient world – there’s a lot more to see and do in this exhilarating metropolis.

Six-hundred-year-old Khan al-Khalili is one of the first stops on any tourist’s must-see list. This labyrinthine bazaar offers bargain hunters the chance to haggle for hours while magpies can pick up everything from silver and precious stones to waterpipes and spices. After all that shopping recharge your batteries at the famous Feshawi’s coffeehouse and enjoy some strong Turkish coffee or an icy karkadey (hibiscus juice).

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When is the best time to fly to Cairo?

Peak Season:

The best time to book flights to Cairo is during the cooler season, roughly November through March. When you are inside, though, it may be chilly. Cairo buildings are designed to keep the heat out, so bring a jacket or sweater to wear indoors.

If you have allergies, you will probably want to leave the city before the sandstorms start in March.

Off Season:

The heat and pollution of summers are so oppressive that most Cairenes leave the city. Although the low humidity does make the heat a bit more bearable, cheap flights to Cairo can be found during the summer months.

During Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting (approximately mid-September to mid-October), many museums and tourist sites close early and many restaurants open only after sundown.

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Getting around Cairo

The quickest way of getting around Cairo is on the underground metro. It runs from 6am until 1am daily and there is a carriage that is dedicated to female travellers, which operates until 5pm daily. Above ground, on the always busy roads, there is an abundance of public taxis. Look out for black-and-white vehicles or plain white cars (all metered and able to provide receipts). If you’re stepping into a black-and-white taxi, it’s best to settle on a price in advance. Renting a car is easy – all the major companies have desks at the airports and in cities – and all you’ll need is an International Driving License, but with the busy streets, competition for parking, and decent public transport system it’s not necessary for visitors. 

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What is good to know if travelling to Cairo?

  • Make sure you wear appropriate clothing in the city. Shoulders should always be covered, and the longer the sleeves the better. Shorts or skirts should always be knee-length. Loose, long-sleeved shirts with trousers are the best garments for both men and women, and will mean you receive less unwanted attention.
  • Cairo is busy, noisy and full of bustle. It’s exhilarating, but it can be tiring. If you feel you need to get away from it all for a while there are a number of options for some (relative) solitude. Visit Zamalek, a district on the Gezira island, head to the courtyard of a local mosque, or just take a felucca ride along the Nile – a traditional wooden boat specific to the area which can hold about ten passengers only. If all else fails, head to an upmarket hotel and relax by the pool for a few hours.
  • The “city of the dead” is the name given to two cemeteries in Cairo. However, the cemeteries are still very much cities of the living. Many homeless and poor people have taken residence in the tombs and schools and trade continue in the walled cities. Mausoleums become houses and there is even a post office within the tombs.
  • An easy day trip from the city is the Birqash Camel Market – the largest in the country. Arrive early and choose a spot to watch the show unfold.
  • When visiting the Pyramids at Giza, don’t be alarmed by the extremely aggressive camel touts. It can seem almost impossible to refuse a camel ride (so many tourists do it that the touts may well assume everyone wants to) but simply say “no” firmly and then continue walking. Always maintain good humour.

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What airport do you fly into for flights to Cairo?

For a flight to Cairo, you will be flying into Cairo. Cairo (CAI) is just 18.6 km from the centre of the city.