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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 Hong Kong
Oman Macao
Kuwait Saudi Arabia
The United Arab Emirates 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

Country Condition
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 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.

Country Passports Don't Require Egypt Visa
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

 

Latest Updates for Egypt E-Visa:

Nationals of the countries listed here may be issued with an E-Visa upon application on the Egypt E-Visa Portal, Including: 

Countries
Argentina Armenia Australia Azerbaijan
Bahrain Belarus Albania Austria
Belgium Bulgaria Colombia Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina Brazil Chile
China Czech Canada Croatia
Ecuador Georgia Hungary Cyprus
Estonia Denmark Finland France
Germany Greece Hong Kong Iceland
India Ireland Italy Japan
Kuwait Macedonia Latvia Malaysia
Lithuania Malta South Korea Luxembourg
Mexico Netherlands Monaco Moldova
New Zealand Montenegro Oman Paraguay
Peru Qatar Norway Poland
Romania Serbia Portugal Russian
Federation San Marino Republic of Kosovo Saudi Arabia
Singapore Slovakia Slovenia Spain
Sweden Switzerland Taiwan United States
Ukraine Uruguay United Arab Emirates Vatican
Venezuela United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales)

If you want to apply for an e-visa, use this link: Egypt E-Visa Online. We hope that our article has achieved what you need, also if you planning to enjoy a trip to Egypt, then you didn't find the best holidays to Egypt without our tours below, so check them and send us a request to start organizing your vacation.

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
  • Hong Kong
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Macao
  • Oman
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • 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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