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Africa > Egypt > Cairo > Useful Info
Submitted on May 13, 2020 Useful Info

Wifi information for Cairo International Airport

  • There's free Wifi at Cairo international airport though in terminal 1 and 3 can only access this wifi if you have an Egyptian sim card.
  • Cairo international airport has 3 terminals: T1, 2, and 3. You are likely going to use terminal 3 to if you are are on an international flight. Terminal 3 has the best free wifi connection.
  • You can get a Vodafone sim card at the Vodafone booth just next to the baggage claim area.

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  • There's a chart at their booth with the cost of every prepaid plan. Sim cards cost LE 15. You'll need to make a copy of your passport since they keep the copy when you purchase a Sim card. Takes about 5 minutes to 10 minutes to activate the Sim card.
  • Once you get your sim card connect to Mobinil Airport Wifi in terminal 3. They'll send code to your local phone number that you'll use to connect to the Wifi.
  • In terminal 1 there's free orange Wifi.
  • In terminal 2 wifi is not free, they use wifi paycards, they are available all over the terminal.
  • Important info: Skype and video calls are generally restricted in Egypt so you can't have video calls using airport wifi.

Internet Cafes

  • Internet cafes are a more reliable option. Internet costs $1 at most airport internet cafes.
  • The best thing about using internet cafe Wifi is that you don't need to get a local sim card.