Cash machines are common, especially in the main tourist areas. Take care and be aware of your surroundings if you are taking out large amounts of money, especially in deserted areas or at night.
Scottish and Northern Irish bank notes are not exchangeable in Egypt.
Travellers’ cheques are not easily cashed. Most banks, including international banks, will not accept them.
Major hotels will usually accept payment by credit card. However, smaller hotels may expect payment in cash and in hard currency. Medical facilities will usually accept payment by credit card or cash.