Visitors and tourists who come to Egypt can obtain their Visa upon their arrival and some of them can obtain it the Egyptian Diplomatic or the consular missions abroad. If they wanted to obtain their visa upon their arrival to Cairo, they have to apply for it from the visa department at the Travel Documents, Immigration and Nationality Administration (TDINA) at Mogamma building located at Tahrir squire in Cairo city center. Here is all you need to know about Egypt entry Visa:
Egypt Entry Visa
- 1. Types of Egypt Entry Visa
- 2. Nationalities That Can Get Visa on Arrival in Egypt
- 3. Nationalities That Must Obtain Visa Before Arriving in Egypt
- 4. Nationalities that Can Be Applying for an Egypt E-Visa Application
- 5. Nationalities That Have Full Egypt Visa-Free Upon Arrival
- 6. Nationalities That Need to State Security Approval
- 7. Passports Don’t Require A Visa For Egypt
Types of Egypt Entry Visa
- Residence Visa: it is acquired by travelers who don’t seek to be just tourists but they come to Egypt for matters related to work, study, etc.
- Tourist Visa: It is acquired by tourists who come to visit Egypt for a short period of time and the duration of such a visa doesn’t exceed a month.
- The Visa is valid for three months from the beginning date of the issue and it is only valid for only a month upon your arrival to Egypt.
- If you have a reason to exceed your stay in Egypt than you have to go to the Ministry of Interior Affairs in Egypt to get the acceptance.
Nationalities That Can Get Visa on Arrival in Egypt
You will be totally surprised after figuring out that you can obtain your visa upon your arrival at the airport in Egypt from the visa office in the arrival hall. Here are the nationals of countries that can obtain Egypt visa upon arrival.
|All European Union countries|
Egypt Visa Cost at the Airport: It is actually a stamp that costs 25$ that you have to put it in your passport on an empty paper so that you get the permission from the immigration officer. If you are asking for the Multiple entries visa, then you’ll pay 60$.
- While being at the airport waiting to get your visa, take the chance to exchange some currency to be able to buy whatever you need in the Egyptian pound.
- The ones who have a residence permit don’t need to obtain a visa as long as it is within the validity of their residence permit, or within six months, whichever period is less.
Nationalities That Must Obtain Egypt Visa Before Arriving
There are nationalities that must get visa before arriving in Egypt, so If you belong to one of the below nationalities, then you should apply for Egypt visa via “The Egyptian Consulate” before leaving your country to Egypt.
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Botswana||Burkina Faso||Burundi||Central African Republic|
|Cameroon||Chad||Cape Verde||Comoros||R Congo|
|DR Congo||Côte||Djibouti & d’Ivoire||El Salvador||Equatorial Guinea|
|R Kosovo||Kyrgyzstan||Lebanon (except for those who arrival at Alexandria , Sharm El Sheikh & Hurghada airports)||Lesotho||Liberia|
|Somalia||South Africa||Sri Lanka||St. Vincent and the Grenadines||Sudan|
except for those who are below 18 & above 45 years old
Nationalities that Can Be Applying for an Egypt E-Visa
Egypt E-Visa is a document that allows you to travel to and within Egypt and it is, in fact, an alternative for the visas that are acquired at the entry ports. When travelers finish all the required procedures and pay with their credit or debit cards, they can easily obtain their e-visa. Before your departure with at least seven days, you have to create your e-visa application.
In order to apply for an e-visa use this website: Egypt E-Visa Online.
Nationals of the countries listed below may be issued with an E-Visa upon application on the Egypt E-Visa Portal.
|Russian Federation||Serbia||Spain||Sweden||United States|
|United Kingdom||England||Northern Ireland||Scotland||Wales|
Requirements For Egypt E-Visa Application
The online e-visa application process is a very simple one. Here are some of the basic requirements to have it:
- A valid passport with at least 8 months availability.
- A debit/credit card or a PayPal account to complete an online payment.
- A copy of the host information is also required and this includes the hotel details, family or friends’ details, and even the travel agency details.
- Make sure to submit an updated email address through which you’ll receive the e-visa.
Follow the Upcoming Procedures
In order to complete the e-visa application process, you’ll need to add some basic personal information such as the address of the required location, date of birth, the official name and passport details. You’ll also have to answer a few security questions and to avoid delays or rejection of your application, all the data provided should be accurate and the photos should be clear and of high quality. Visit the Egypt e-visa official website and proceed with the application process. After submitting all the necessary details, it takes a maximum of two days to get a response from the Egyptian Immigration department. You need to know that fees of your e-visa are non-refundable even when the application is denied or when the online order is canceled. All the data entered on the site are secured and well-encrypted to avoid any third-party from accessing your personal information.
Nationalities That Have Full Egypt Visa-Free Upon Arrival
There are some nationalities, which are allowed to enter Egypt without a visa (visa-free) for 3 months:
|United Arab Emirates|
Moreover, there are 11 additional nationalities that are eligible for a visa-free 3-months stay “According to Certain Conditions”:
|Afghanistan||provided being aged 50 years and above or 16 years and below.|
|Algeria||provided being aged 14 years and below|
|Libya||provided being a female national or for residents of Butnan District on Sundays and Mondays.|
|Jordan||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||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)|
|Morocco||provided being aged 14 years and below.|
|Sudan and South Sudan||provided being aged 50 years and above or 16 years and below or being a female.|
|Tunisia||provided being aged 14 years and below.|
|Yemen||provided being aged 50 years and above or 16 years and below or traveling for medical reasons.|
|China||provided holding a return ticket, an upper-class hotel reservation and an equivalent of USD 2000.|
Nationalities That Need to State Security Approval
According to the Egyptian government rules, people from the following nationalities need to have the permission first from the Egyptian State Security Authorities even after having the Visa and here is a list of them:
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.
- D — diplomatic passports
- O — official passports
- S — service passports
- Sp — special passports
|Algeria||D O S Sp||Argentina||D O S Sp|
|Armenia||D O S Sp||Austria||D S|
|Belarus||D O S Sp||Bolivia||D O S Sp|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||D||Brazil||D O S Sp|
|Chile||D O S Sp||China||D S|
|Croatia||D O S Sp||Cuba||D O S Sp|
|Cyprus||D O S Sp||Czech Republic||D O S Sp|
|Denmark||D S||Ecuador||D O Sp|
|Gabon||D O S Sp||Georgia||D O S Sp|
|Greece||D S||Guinea||D O S Sp|
|Italy||D O S Sp||Jordan||D O S Sp|
|Kazakhstan||D||Libya||D O S Sp|
|Macedonia||D O Sp||Malaysia||D O S Sp|
|Montenegro||D||Morocco||D O S Sp|
|Paraguay||D O S Sp||Peru||D O S Sp|
|Slovakia||D O S Sp||Slovenia||D O S Sp|
|South Africa||D O||South Korea||D O S Sp|
|Spain||D O S Sp||Sudan||D O S Sp|
|Tunisia||D O S Sp||Turkey||D O S Sp|
|Ukraine||D O S Sp||Uruguay||D O S Sp|
|Vietnam||D O S Sp||Yemen||D O S Sp|
|Albania||D O S Sp|
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What are Egypt's Visa Requirements?
They are very simples, If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries(check the link), have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD entry fee in cash. As for the E-Visa for 30 days, you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could be one of the countries eligible for a free visa for 90 days.
What is the Weather is Like?
The temperature of Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c, Summer in Egypt is somehow hot and winter is cool and mild but sometimes it becomes cold at night. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 ¡ÆC in the wintertime to 23 ¡ÆC in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 ¡ÆC in the wintertime to 32 ¡ÆC in the summertime while the temperature is moderate all along the coasts.
What is the Best Time of Visit Egypt?
It is known the best time to travel to Egypt is in the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical, a warm atmosphere with a winter breeze. You will also be notified a week before your trip if the weather is unsafe or if any changes have been made.
Should I Give Tips in Egypt?
It is totally up to you, but if you choose to you can tip the servers at your restaurant 5-10% by handing it to them directly and 5 Egyptian Pounds as a general tip of anyone.
Can I Enter the Pyramids?
Yes, you can enter the pyramids for the small fee of 20$.
How to Enjoy Egypt During Ramadan?
Ramadan is a special time of year for Muslims that should be celebrated by non-Muslims and feel the essence of the Islamic culture. You can fast with the Muslim or just observe but you are always welcome to join the celebrations and festivals.