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Is Sharm El Sheikh Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Sharm El Sheikh?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Sharm El Sheikh.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Egypt, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.

Can you drink tap water from Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt? The answer to this question depends on the source, but most likely, it is not safe.

The most important point to remember when drinking water from Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt is to ensure it is pure and safe for consumption. The city, which is located near the Sinai Peninsula, is not very well known to the outside world. The main reason is that it has not been a favorite target of the media, despite the fact that the area is home to many tourist attractions. This is not to say the area has not been affected by natural disasters, as it has been, but those who live there and visit the area on vacation are not informed of the problems that plague the town.

The main problem with drinking water from Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt is the presence of a lot of drugs. There are two primary roads into the town - the Blue Road and the Red Road. The Blue Road is better known, although there are also roads known as the Red Ro

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.4 in USD (1.5-liter)


Sharm El Sheikh tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25% Low
  • Water Pollution 43% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 75% High
  • Water Quality 57% Moderate

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Sharm El Sheikh, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

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Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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