ILA 2021 FAQ

Who is invited?

Every international, regional and national KKI leadership and eldership team members are invited. Younger leaders and partners involved in these teams are also welcomed.

 

Will there be any childcare?

Childcare will be provided for part of the day for ages 0-12 years old. Teenagers can either participate in the adult program or help with the childcare. Feel free to bring a babysitter with you.

 

What will the accommodations be like?

Every room has air conditioning and fans and its own bathroom. There are single rooms, as well as rooms with a double bed or rooms with two or three beds. Towels are available upon request.

 

What will the schedule look like?

We don’t have a final schedule yet but we will have some working sessions, worship, training sessions and roundtables (time of discussion in smaller groups). Each day each region will have some time dedicated to Zoom with their region. Only 1 or 2 sessions will be available by Zoom for all the ones not able to join on site.

 

Can I bring an outreach team with me?

You are welcome to bring a team and organize an outreach before and/or after the ILA. There are many different possibilities mostly around Egypt. If you’re interested, please send an email to: kki.serviceteam@gmail.com with the dates you’re interested in and the kind of ministry you’re interested in doing (for example: kids ministry, practical work, etc.). The deadline to register for an outreach is the beginning of May. Please note that your outreach team cannot come to the ILA.

 

What about visas? 

Most likely, you’ll need a visa to come to Egypt. For most countries, the visa costs US$25 per person and can be done either on arrival at the Airport, or you can apply for an e-visa online at www.visa2egypt.gov.eg at least 7 days before your trip.

E-visas & Immigration Procedures
 
For those who are able to apply for an E-visa, please make sure you do so within 7 days of departure on this website: https://visa2egypt.gov.eg/
Here is what you need to know to have ready before you start so you don’t have to stop and start again (which can be tricky as we have experienced):
– Trip purpose: TOURISM – Do not mention a conference or YWAM or KKI
– Host Type: Tourism Company
– Host Name: SUN Hotel
– Host Phone Number: +20225797977
– Host Email: sunhotel@hotmail.com
– Host Address: 2 Talaat harb St. Tahrir square. Cairo, Cairo Governorate
– Who is paying accommodation and travel cost? By the applicant himself
Make sure you have a major Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard) to pay online. The cost is US$25.
If for some reason the E-visa doesn’t work for you, don’t worry, you can still apply on arrival at the airport. As you approach the Border Control Booths, you’ll see counters that look like banks. That’s where you go and pay for your visa that will be issued right away without any question asked.
The Host information is the same to be used for any Arrival Card that you may receive on the plane.

To check if you need a visa or not, or if you need to apply in person in a consulate, check this page:

If you have a longer visa process and need an invitation letter, please write us at kki.serviceteam@gmail.com before May 10th.

 

What does the price include?

  • Transportation from and to the airport.
  • Housing and food (3 meals per day and two snack times.)
  • The conference fees, which includes use of the meeting halls, tech etc.
  • The outing is NOT included.
  • Extra days at Beit El Salam before and/or after the conference are NOT included.

It is possible to pay for your ILA fees in advance. Payments can be made to the KKI bank account in Switzerland or by PayPal. For this, please email us back right away and we will issue you an invoice with all the info needed to make a payment.

If you’re paying at the ILA, please make sure you change your money at the airport. We will take only Egyptian Pounds for your ILA fees.
If you’re not sure of how much you need to pay for the ILA, please email us back right away and we will issue you an invoice with all the info needed.

 

What kind of Money should we bring?

The Money in Egypt is Egyptian Pounds and the best place to change money is at the airport. Exchange rate is approximately: $1 USD = 15 EGP / 1 € = 18.5 EGP. If paying on site, your conference fee must be paid in local currency so, please check the exchange rate before coming and exchanging money. There are ATMs available in the airport Arrival Hall.

 

What kind of Plug do we need?

In Egypt, the power plugs and sockets are of type C and F. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. It is called Europlug as it is the kind that is commonly used in most of Europe – see picture:

What is the temperature in August?

August is quite hot and the temperature the whole month will be between 24° and 32° degrees Celsius, often with a cool sea breeze.

 

What are the options for snacks and coffee?

Two times a day there will be a snack for all. Other than that, there are several places all over the location where snacks and beverages can be bought at little stalls and where you have seating areas to meet with your friends or your teams.

 

What airport should I arrive at?

There are two Airports to arrive at and from where you will be picked up: Cairo and Alexandria. Non-Westerners should arrive at Cairo airport if you don’t want to have any complications at immigration. Cairo airport is about 4 hours away by road from Beit el Salem. Westerners can arrive at either airport.

Arrival at the Cairo Airport

After going through Immigration, you can change your money in the Luggage Claim area (if it’s open) or in the Arrival Hall. Please bring US$, it’ll be easier and safer. After getting your luggage, you should find someone in the Arrival Hall holding a sign that says KKI ILA. They will take you to your bus.
If your flight has been canceled or delayed (for more than 1 hour), please email us at kki.serviceteam@gmail.com or whatsapp Yohann at +85260821219.
If you’re lost or don’t see anyone with a sign, please call/whatsapp Kevin at +201202113483.

Arrival at the Alexandria Airport

After going through Immigration, you can change your money in the Luggage Claim area (if it’s open) or in the Arrival Hall. Please bring US$, it’ll be easier and safer. After getting your luggage, you should find someone in the Arrival Hall holding a sign that says KKI ILA. They will take you to your bus.
If your flight has been canceled or delayed (for more than 1 hour), please email us at kki.serviceteam@gmail.com or whatsapp Yohann at +85260821219.
If you’re lost or don’t see anyone with a sign, please call/whatsapp Yohann also.

 

What kind of outings will there be?

During the ILA there will be an outing day with different options to choose from. The different outings will accommodate different budgets so that everyone is able to join. Possibilities will be the Pyramids, several sights in Alexandria including the Library or the Citadel, as well as options for shopping or walking around.

 

What is the location like?

Beit el Salem is next to the Mediterranean Sea, but because of a strong current you cannot swim in the sea. If you want to swim, there is a nice swimming pool as well as sport fields. The whole location is very family friendly and spacious, with several covered areas where you can sit and spend time with each other.

 

What kind of clothes do I bring?

As this is a KKI event, please be sensitive to others as well as to the culture of the country. Do not bring revealing clothes, spaghetti strap shirts or very short pants. Bikinis are not allowed in the swimming pool, neither is cotton allowed (e.g. cotton t-shirt). Please bring at least one bottle of mosquito repellent per person.

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