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Egypt Travel Visa

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Visitors who come to Egypt to enjoy its beautiful attractions by spending some time touring around its incredible highlights but first, they must obtain an Egypt travel visa either upon their arrival at the domestic airports or from their countries based on their nationalities. Visa is divided into three sections, including the Visa-free, the Arrival Visa, as well as the Electronic Visa, or the E-visa!

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Countries Are Allowed to Have A Free Visa to Egypt

Egypt allows a number of countries to relish in its marine, entertainment, and historical fortune with free visas, including the following:

Bahrain Kuwait Oman
Macao Saudi Arabia The United Arab Emirates
Lebanon: at Borg El Arab Airport, Hurghada Airport, or Sharm El-sheik Airport if you arrive on a charter flight.

There are also some other countries that give free visas to travel to Egypt under certain conditions and here are the names & conditions of each country:

Country Conditions
Afghanistan for people aged 50 years and above or 16 years and below.
Algeria provides for people aged 14 years and below.
China offers holding a return/onward ticket, plus a hotel reservation confirmation in a 4 or 5* rating hotel, and an equivalent sum of USD 2000.
Libya offers free visas for being a female national or for residents of Butnan District on Sundays and Mondays.
Jordan offers for people holding a normal 5 – year passport.
Lebanon you can have free visas if you are aged 50 years and above or 16 years and below.
Morocco you can have free visas if you are aged 14 years and below.
Sudan you can have free visas if you are aged 50 years and above or 16 years and below or even for being a female national.
South Sudan if you are 50 years and above or 16 years and below or being a female national.
Tunisia offers free visas if you are 14 years and below.
Yemen offers free visas if you are 50 years and above or 16 years & below or even for traveling for medical reasons.
Jordan offers for people holding a normal 5 – year passport or there’s no trace for the Registration Office in Jordan’s stamp on page 60 of your passport; the passport’s revered cover side!

Ps: Note that sons & daughters born to an Egyptian father {except for those who are from Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Qatar} or an Egyptian mother after July 2004 {except for those who are from Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Qatar}, and also the wives of Egyptian nationals, aren’t required to obtain a visa to be able to travel to Egypt and they are free to enter Egypt any time they want.

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The Single-Entry in Comparison to the Multiple-Entry Tourist Visa

The Single-Entry and the Multiple-Entry are two kinds of visas that Egypt owns and the travelers need to have on them as permission to explore Egypt, legally! Hence there’s for sure a remarkable difference in them illustrated as the following:

- The Single-Entry Visa

It’s another type of visa that makes travelers win the chance to stroll Egypt for intentions that only relate to tourism for 30 days! It comes at 25 dollars. The e-visa in this case is just a one-time usage, and in case you wanted to enter Egypt again, you need to obtain a new valid one!

- The Multiple-Entry Visa

It’s a category of visas that comes with more merits than one could have thought. It introduces the traveler to multiple reasons of an entrance, not just a tourism purpose, for more than 6 months, through national borders, which gives them access to extend their stay or vacation to thirty days for every entrance with due time ending after the decided period and a price ay sixty dollars!

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Obtaining Egypt Visa Upon Arrival

You can obtain your Visa upon your arrival at the airport. As there are more than 180 nationalities that can have it if following the upcoming conditions:

  • Being one of the eligible countries is a must.
  • That passport must come with 6-month validation.
  • Stick to the decided fee for the visa; 25$ USD at Egypt Airport with no other possibility for payment other than cash.
  • Also, it’s safe for the eligible countries to pay for the fee with Euros, US dollars, or British Pounds is another possibility as well.
  • It’s highly recommended that, as soon as you go through the currency exchange, it’s better to arrive at your chosen Egyptian entry at the same time to avoid the waste of time!

And the following are some countries that can obtain the visa upon arrival according to the previously-mentioned conditions:

  • Citizens of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, and Portugal can get into Egypt with a national ID card and they must bring a passport photo to be affixed to the visa.
  • Citizens of Turkey can obtain a visa on arrival if provided documents prove that they are aged 45 years and above or 18 years and below or have a residence permit.
  • Citizens of Sudan can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 30 days.

Further, solo first-time visitors including South Africa, Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan are provided with the emergence visa at any of Egypt’s ports if they hold an entry visa to New Zealand, Canada, Japan, the UK, the US, and the Schengen countries!

P/S: The mechanism of obtaining an Egypt visa for the United States citizens or their arrival is not that different from the holders of the EU passport or the variety of other eligible counties’ nationals! Hence, what differentiates the nationals of some EU states, including Germany, France, Belgium, Portugal, and Italy is the ability to opt for their national ID card rather than their official passport!

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.

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Countries necessary to Have Egypt Visa Before coming to Egypt

The nationalities of the following countries need to apply for a visa via “The Egyptian Consulate" prior to travel Egypt:

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

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Egypt Electronic Visa

Tourists & visitors who come to Egypt can now apply for an online visa from their homes without any need to head to the Egyptian embassy at their homes and without having a lot of appointments. The online Egypt visa program is very helpful and will not only accelerate the process for visa applications prior to traveling but also improve the system of customs and border control upon arrival in Egypt.

An Electronic Visa or e-visa is within hand reach for any traveler to apply for it online for a multiple-entry visa or single-entry visa!

Hence, the Single-entry Visa is valid only for a 6-month period and a thirty-day stay, max, in the country!

The Multiple-entry Visa is valid for a three-month stay for multiple entries, which gives the travelers the access to leave and be back to explore Egypt to their heart’s content in only thirty days

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

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

P/S: There are still other nationalities that need to obtain a free travel visa from their countries a few days prior including the following:

East Asian countries, such as:

China Hong Kong Japan
Macau Mongolia North Korea
South Kore Taiwan

West African countries, such as:

Benin Burkina Faso Cape Verde Côte D'Ivoire
Gambia Ghana Guinea Guinea-Bissau
Liberia Mali Mauritania Niger
Nigeria Senegal Sierra Leone Togo

The Egyptian E-visa Requirements are:

  • You need to make sure of having a minimum-8-month-valid passport on you starting for you’re the date of your arrival in the country!
  • Make sure the application form is filled seamlessly and flawlessly, with no possible mistakes or typos!
  • The inevitability of paying for the e-visa fees with a debit or a credit card!
  • Upload a scan of your passport’s main passport!
  • Make sure to have a replica of your e-visa to hand it in, upon your arrival at the Egyptian border!
  • The process will take five-day business, so you need to take action and apply for it a week or so prior to your wanted stay in Egypt!

Visit the Egypt e-Visa Online site so that you can easily apply for an online e-visa. However, you can still contact us if something went wrong, never mind having a look at the holiday passages we offer from Hurghada and the Red Sea!

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Transit Visa for Egypt

A Transit Visa is another kind of visa that help the travel with the process of traveling through a country!

Why is Transit Visa Necessary

A transit visa is a type of visa that allows the traveler to transfer to another destination. Nonetheless, the visa comes with an expiration date, thus the traveler will be running out of time if they wouldn’t catch their flights as soon as possible to their target destination!

Further, an Egyptian Transit Visa is needed in case the traveler would travel through Egypt to another destination legally!

Countries Permitted to Travel Through Egypt without a Visa

Bahrain Hong Kong Kuwait
Lebanon Macao Oman
Saudi Arabia UAE Malaysia

More Details about the Egypt Transit Visa

  • A passport issued by an eligible country that has yet expired yet
  • A valid onward ticket is a validation of the traveler’s travel intentions!
  • Travelers can always travel through Egypt without a Transit Visa within 48 hours!
  • Eligible countries’ people are permitted to explore their surroundings far from the airport in case the time gap between their flights is between 6 and 84 hours prior to the launch, otherwise, they’re bound to their flight’s time of launch!

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Passports Don't 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

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Authorized Visa Required

The following countries according to the Egyptian Consulate General in the United Kingdom must apply for a visa in person and a visa approval must try to get them from the competent Authorities in Egypt. This process takes several weeks to process:

Kosovo Lebanon Liberia Mali
Mauritania Moldova Morocco Myanmar
Niger Nigeria Tunisia Pakistan
Palestine Philippines Rwanda Sierra Leone
Somalia Afghanistan Algeria Bangladesh
Burundi Chad Comoros Djibouti
Eritrea Ethiopia Ghana Indonesia
Iran Iraq Israel

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State Security Approval

The Citizens who live in the following countries need prior approval from the Egyptian State Security besides holding a visa:

Iran Iraq Kazakhstan Kosovo Lebanon
Mauritania Somalia Sri Lanka Syria Yemen

This is also applied to maids who are from the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Philippine, and Thailand. In addition to citizens of Belize of Lebanese origin, of Bosnia and Herzegovina of Egyptian origin, of Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia if they require a visa. That is not all as this is also applied upon China if their visa was issued outside China, of Sudan if they are residing outside Sudan, female citizens of Moldova aged between 15 and 35. Male citizens of Palestine face the same (and those holding a Jordanian passport with a stamp from the Jordanian Registration Office) Libya who require a visa.

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