Egypt: Disabled Needs
A Land of an Ancient Civilization
Visitors with disabilities shouldn't be dissuaded from traveling in Egypt. There are more options and resources out there than ever before, but Egypt poses a number of challenges. Cairo is emblematic of the difficulties that you will face: high curbs, a complete absence of ramps, and broken pavements. The situation is best in the high-traffic tourist areas. Many hotels in Luxor and Sharm el Sheikh, for example, now offer a few wheelchair-accessible rooms, and an increasing number of dive centers are equipped to deal with less-mobile customers. Organizations that offer a vast range of resources and assistance to disabled travelers include Moss Rehab (Tel. 800/CALL-MOSS - www.mossresourcenet.org … The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) (Tel. 800/232-5463; www.afb.org and SATH - Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality - Tel. 212/447-7284 www.sath.org and the AirAmbulanceCard.com is now partnered with SATH and allows you to preselect top-notch hospitals in case of an emergency.