Egypt Travel Visa

What is an Egypt Entry Visa

Egypt Travel Visa is the key to entering through the immortal gates of Egypt. This article’s main purpose is to provide every traveler with all the information and details about Egypt Entry Visa, so every traveler can enter Egypt with ease and comfort.

All the facts and information in this article are written by a group of tour guides, tour operators, and travel consultants who have been working in the tourism business for more than two decades. 

Egypt’s travel visa is a document given to non-citizens allowing them to enter a foreign country and remain there within specific limitations like the time frame of entry, a limit on the time spent, and a prohibition against employment. There are three different kinds of Egypt entry visas:

  • Visa-free.
  • The visa on arrival.
  • Egypt electronic visa (e-visa).

What Countries Are Allowed to Have A Free Visa to Egypt

There are 9 countries that are allowed entry to Egypt without a visa (visa-free) for 3 months:

Countries

  • Bahrain
  • Oman
  • Kuwait
  • The United Arab Emirates
  • Hong Kong
  • Macao
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Malaysia
  • Lebanon at Borg El Arab Airport, Hurghada Airport, or Sharm el-Sheik Airport if arriving on a charter flight.

What Countries Can Have A Free Visa to Egypt According to Certain Conditions

Countrie

Afghanistan: It is provided for being aged 50 years and above or 16 years and below.

Algeria: It is provided for being aged 14 years and below.

Libya: It is provided being a female national or for residents of Butnan District on Sundays and Mondays

Jordan: It is provided if holding a normal 5-year passport, and the passport does not contain a stamp from the Jordanian Registration Office on the reverse side cover of the passport (on page 60).

Lebanon: It is provided being aged 50 years and above or 16 years and below (for all of Egypt), the visa is not required for Alexandria and South Sinai (for all ages)

Morocco: It is provided for being aged 14 years and below.

Sudan:   It is provided being aged 50 years and above or 16 years and below or being a female.

South Sudan:  It is provided being aged 50 years and above or 16 years and below or being a female.

Tunisia: It is provided for being aged 50 years and above or 16 years and below.

Yemen: It is provided being aged 50 years and above or 16 years and below or traveling for medical reasons.

China: It is provided holding a return ticket, an upper-class hotel reservation, and an equivalent of USD 2000.

What is the Difference between a Single-Entry and Multiple-Entry Tourist Visa

There are two different types of Egyptian visas for tourists visiting Egypt. A single entry visa for a one-off excursion to the Arab Republic of Egypt, or a multi-entry visa for people traveling to and from Egypt regularly over a number of months.

The Single-Entry Tourist Visa The single-entry tourist visa gives travelers a 30 days stay in Egypt for tourism purposes. Once used to enter an Egyptian port of entry the e-Visa will be invalid for a 2nd use.

In order to travel to Egypt again, another valid e-Visa will need to be obtained. How much does Egypt Single-Entry Tourist Visa cost? It costs 25$. The Multiple-Entry Tourist Visa The multiple-entry tourist visa for Egypt allows more than one entry through the national borders over a six-month period. This permits the foreign citizen a cumulative stay of up to 30 days per entry during this period of validity.

How much does Egypt Multiple-Entry Tourist Visa cost? It costs 60$.

What are the Countries that Can Obtain Egypt Visa Upon Arrival

Travelers can obtain a tourist visa on arrival at any airport terminal in Egypt. The visa on arrival allows the visitor 30 days in Egypt, In order to obtain it:

  • You have to be one of the eligible countries.
  • Also, have a passport with six months remaining.
  • You will need to pay the usual visa fee of 25$ USD in cash (credit and debit cards are not accepted) at the Egyptian Airport, so make sure to have cash money on you at all times. Eligible travelers are able to pay the fee in either US dollars, Euros, or British Pounds, and are advised to arrive at the Egyptian point of entry of their choice with the exact change to avoid delays.

Countries

  • All European Union countries
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Georgia
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Macedonia
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Ukraine
  • Australia

The process of getting an Egyptian visa on arrival for US citizens is the same as that for EU passport holders and nationals of other eligible countries. The only difference is that nationals of certain EU states (including Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, and Portugal) can choose to show their national ID card instead of their passport.

Latest Updates for Egypt Visa Upon Arrival:

Egypt has increased its number of nationalities able to receive Egypt visas upon arrival to Egypt to more than 180 nationalities, as long as they have a valid and used visa on their passports for:

Countries

The United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales)

  • United States
  • Japan
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • The Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

The foreigners coming to Egypt from the Nationals of South Africa, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan individually for the first time will be granted emergency entry visas at the various ports, as long as they hold entry visas for the countries of Japan, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the US, UK, and the Schengen countries.

Visa on Arrival International Entry Points

  • Cairo International Airport, Cairo
  • Hurghada International Airport, Hurghada
  • St Catherine International Airport, St Catherina
  • Borg el Arab International Airport, Alexandria
  • Sharm El Sheikh International Airport Luxor
  • Airport International Airport

What Are the Countries that Should Have Egypt Visa Before coming to Egypt

If you belong to one of the countries below, then you should apply for a visa via “The Egyptian Consulate” before leaving your country to Egypt.

Countries

  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belize Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • The central African Republic
  • Cameroon
  • Chad
  • Cape Verde
  • Comoros
  • R Congo
  • DR Congo
  • Côte
  • Djibouti & d’Ivoire
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Guatemala
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Kenya
  • DPR Korea
  • R Kosovo
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lebanon (except Alexandria and South Sinai)
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • Philippines
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Syria
  • Qatar
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey (except for those who are below 18 and above 45 years old)
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uganda
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Countries That Need to State Security Approval

According to the Egyptian government rules, people from the following countries need to have permission first from the Egyptian State Security Authorities even after having the Visa, and here is a list of them:

Countries

  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kosovo
  • Lebanon
  • Mauritania
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Syria
  • Yemen

Passports Don’t Require A Visa For Egypt

Holders of the following diplomatic, official, service, or special passports do not require a visa for Egypt.

  • Algeria Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passports
  • Argentina Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passports
  • Armenia Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passports
  • Austria Diplomatic, and Service Passports
  • Belarus Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passports
  • Bolivia Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passports
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Diplomatic Password
  • Brazil Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passports
  • Chile Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passports
  • China Diplomatic, and Service Passports
  • Croatia Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passports
  • Cuba Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passports
  • Cyprus Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passports
  • Czech Republic Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passports
  • Denmark Diplomatic, and Service Passports
  • Ecuador Diplomatic, Official, and Special Passports
  • Gabon Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passports
  • Georgia Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passports
  • Greece Diplomatic, and Service Passports
  • Guinea Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passports
  • Hungary Diplomatic Password India Diplomatic, and Official Passports
  • Italy Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passports
  • Jordan Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passports
  • Kazakhstan Diplomatic Password
  • Libya Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passports
  • Macedonia Diplomatic, Official, and Special Passports
  • Malaysia Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passports
  • Montenegro Diplomatic Password
  • Morocco Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passports
  • Pakistan Diplomatic Password
  • Palestine Diplomatic Password
  • Paraguay Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passports
  • Peru Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passports
  • Philippines Diplomatic Passports
  • Portugal Diplomatic, and Special Passports
  • Russia Diplomatic, and Service Passports
  • Serbia Diplomatic Password
  • Slovakia Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passports
  • Slovenia Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passports
  • South Africa Diplomatic, and Official Passports
  • South Korea Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passports
  • Spain Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passports
  • Sudan Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passports
  • Tunisia Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passports
  • Turkey Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passports
  • Ukraine Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passports
  • Uruguay Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passports
  • Vietnam Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passports
  • Yemen Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passports

Countries that Can Try Applying for an E-Visa

E-Visa stands for an electronic visa that any traveler is able to apply to online for a single entry visa or a multiple-entry visa. An Egyptian visa for a Single entry allows a stay of 30 days maximum time in the country and is valid from the date of issue for 6 months.

An Egyptian visa for multiple entries is allowed to travelers who want to leave and come back to Egypt as they please. Egypt’s multiple-entry visa allows multiple entries over a three-month period, as long as the total number of days spent in Egypt does not exceed 30 days. The Egyptian E-visa Requirements are:

  • Possess a valid passport with at least 8 months remaining from the date of entry into the country.
  • Complete the online application form without making any errors.
  • Pay the e-Visa fee using a credit or a debit card.
  • Upload a scan of the main page of your passport.
  • Print a copy of the e-Visa to present it at the Egyptian border upon arrival. You should apply 7 days before traveling to Egypt and the process will take about 5 business days. The e-Visas are available as single-entry visas (for stays of up to 30 days) or as multiple-entry visas (valid for up to 90 days). Citizens from the Following Countries are also Eligible for the E-Visa:

Countries

  • All EU member states
  • Albania
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Iceland
  • Japan
  • North Korea
  • South Korea
  • Macedonia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Norway
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
  • United States
  • Vatican City

Transit Visa for Egypt

Do I Need a Transit Visa for Egypt?

A transit visa is a specific kind of visa that lets a person travel through a country. The traveler will only be allowed a limited time in the country so that they can change flights to continue their journey to their end destination outside the country issuing the visa.

If the traveler is planning to change flights in Egypt as they travel to a different destination, they may need to obtain an Egyptian transit visa to leave the airport and transit through Egypt lawfully. If the traveler is going to be at the airport for a few hours, a transit visa is not necessary.

What Nationalities Can Transit through Egypt without a Visa?

Exemptions apply to the transit visa for Egypt. Citizens of the following 9 countries are allowed entry to Egypt visa-free:

  • Bahrain
  • Oman
  • Kuwait
  • The United Arab Emirates
  • Hong Kong
  • Macao
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Malaysia

What are the Transit Visa Egypt Requirements? 

  • A valid passport issued by an eligible country
  • A valid onward ticket as proof of the traveler’s travel plans

Transiting through Egypt without a Transit Visa Many foreign nationals may be able to transit through Egypt visa-free for up to 48 hours. Eligible nationals are allowed to leave the airport and visit the surrounding areas if the time between their flights is expected to be between 6 and 48 hours before the flight. If the traveler’s transit time is less than 6 hours, they are required to stay in the airport as they wait for their flight.

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