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Saudi ministry advises travellers to Egypt against carrying money

May 27 - The Ministry of Interior on Wednesday advised Saudi citizens travelling to Egypt not carry more than 5000 Egyptian pounds.

According to a statement issued by the ministry, Egyptian exchange law allows for the confiscation of any sums of money in cash over 5000 Egyptian pounds in local currency carried by visitors during entry or exit of Egypt. Travellers can transfer money through their bank accounts, it added.
 

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