Shipping and Removals in Egypt
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There are a number of international shipping and removal companies offering competitively priced quotes for shipping services to Egypt.
Shipping to cities other than Cairo will be more difficult and expensive, but is still feasible. Small, expensive items may be better brought in personal luggage or air freight as Egyptian customs has a reputation for allowing items to go missing suddenly and inexplicably. It is also a good idea to insure expensive shipped goods and to do so through a company other than the one used for shipping to ensure complete and honest coverage.
That said, it is often much cheaper to buy new items from within Egypt than to ship them from a home country. This will not only save on shipping costs, but also on any imposed duty or taxes on imported goods. Electronics and furniture are taxed exceptionally highly, but can be bought cheaply in Egypt.