Egypt Entry Visa

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 visa:

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

Countries that Are Allowed to Have A Free Visa to Egypt

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

BahrainHong Kong
OmanMacao
KuwaitSaudi Arabia
The United Arab EmiratesMalaysia
Lebanon at Borg El Arab Airport, Hurghada Airport or Sharm el-Sheik Airport if arriving on a charter flight.

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

CountryCondition
AfghanistanIt is provided being aged 50 years and above or 16 years and below.
AlgeriaIt is provided being aged 14 years and below.
LibyaIt is provided being a female national or for residents of Butnan District on Sundays and Mondays
JordanIt 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).
LebanonIt is provided being aged 50 years and above or 16 years and below (for all Egypt), visa not required for Alexandria and South Sinai (for all ages)
MoroccoIt is provided 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.
TunisiaIt is provided being aged 50 years and above or 16 years and below.
YemenIt is provided being aged 50 years and above or 16 years and below or traveling for medical reasons.
ChinaIt is provided holding a return ticket, an upper-class hotel reservation and an equivalent of USD 2000.

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 allow 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 card are not accepted), so make sure to have cash money on you at all times.
All European Union countriesUnited StatesCanada
GeorgiaJapanSouth Korea
MacedoniaNew ZealandNorway
RussiaSerbiaUkraine
Australia

Countries that Should Have Egypt Visa Before Comming to Egypt

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

ArmeniaAzerbaijanAfghanistan
AlgeriaAngolaBangladesh
BarbadosBelarusBelarus
BelizeBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswana
Burkina FasoBurundiCentral African Republic
CameroonChadCape Verde
ComorosR CongoDR Congo
CôteDjibouti & d’IvoireEl Salvador
Equatorial GuineaEritreaEthiopia
GuatemalaGabonGambia
GhanaGuinea-BissauHonduras
IndiaIndonesiaIran
IraqIsraelKenya
DPR KoreaR KosovoKyrgyzstan
Lebanon (except Alexandria and South Sinai)LesothoLiberia
MadagascarMalawiMalaysia
MaliMauritaniaMauritius
MoldovaMongoliaMontenegro
MoroccoMozambiqueMyanmar
NamibiaNicaraguaNiger
NigeriaPakistanPalestine
PhilippinesSierra LeoneSomalia
South AfricaSri LankaSt. Vincent and the Grenadines
SudanSwazilandSyria
QatarTajikistanTanzania
ThailandTogoTunisia
Turkey (except for those who are below 18 and above 45 years old)TurkmenistanUganda
UzbekistanVietnamZambia
Zimbabwe

Countries That Need to State Security Approval

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

IranIraqKazakhstanKosovoLebanon
MauritaniaSomaliaSri LankaSyriaYemen

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.

CountryPassports Don’t Require Egypt Visa
AlgeriaDiplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
ArgentinaDiplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
ArmeniaDiplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
AustriaDiplomatic, and Service Passwords
BelarusDiplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
BoliviaDiplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
Bosnia and HerzegovinaDiplomatic Password
BrazilDiplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
ChileDiplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
ChinaDiplomatic, and Service Passwords
CroatiaDiplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
CubaDiplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
CyprusDiplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
Czech RepublicDiplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
DenmarkDiplomatic, and Service Passwords
EcuadorDiplomatic, Official, and Special Passwords
GabonDiplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
GeorgiaDiplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
GreeceDiplomatic, and Service Passwords
GuineaDiplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
HungaryDiplomatic Password
IndiaDiplomatic, and Official Passwords
ItalyDiplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
JordanDiplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
KazakhstanDiplomatic Password
LibyaDiplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
MacedoniaDiplomatic, Official, and Special Passwords
MalaysiaDiplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
MontenegroDiplomatic Password
MoroccoDiplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
PakistanDiplomatic Password
PalestineDiplomatic Password
ParaguayDiplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
PeruDiplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
PhilippinesDiplomatic Passwords
PortugalDiplomatic, and Special Passwords
RussiaDiplomatic, and Service Passwords
SerbiaDiplomatic Password
SlovakiaDiplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
SloveniaDiplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
South AfricaDiplomatic, and Official Passwords
South KoreaDiplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
SpainDiplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
SudanDiplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
TunisiaDiplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
TurkeyDiplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
UkraineDiplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
UruguayDiplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
VietnamDiplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
YemenDiplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords

Countries that Can Try Applying for an E-Visa

E-Visa stands for an electronic visa which any travel any able for 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-entry 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 in 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:

All EU member statesAlbaniaAustralia
CanadaIcelandJapan
North KoreaSouth KoreaMacedonia
MoldovaMonacoMontenegro
NorwayRussiaSerbia
SwitzerlandUkraineUnited States
Vatican City

If you want to apply for an e-visa, use this link: Egypt E-Visa Online.

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