Egypt Visa Information

Visa Requirements

Visas are required by all visitors to Egypt.

E-Visa. You can obtain an e-Visa for tourism purposes prior to travel by completing an application and making payment online. The e-Visa can be obtained up to 3 months before you travel and is valid for 30 days from the day you enter the country. The e-Visa is available to a long list of eligible countries and the Government of Egypt is constantly adding to the list. The current cost of a single entry e-Visa for tourism purposes is USD25 or equivalent. The visa cost is set to rise to USD60 and may do so at anytime and without notice.

We recommend you secure an e-Visa prior to travel as it will speed up the immigration process on your arrival.

Online applications can be completed at: https://www.visa2egypt.gov.eg

Visa upon arrival. It still remains possible for nationals of some countries to procure their tourist visa upon arrival at Cairo International Airport. Please contact your nearest Egyptian Embassy or Consulate to see if this is available to you. The current cost of the visa is USD25 and is payable in USD CASH ONLY. Although not official, a visa can near always also be paid in equivalent GBP or Euro (cash only) according to the exchange rate of the day. The visa cost upon arrival is also set to rise to USD60 - again this may happen without notice. Please note that in the event of visa refusal at port of entry, On The Go Tours cannot be held responsible.

Important: South African, Chinese and passport holders from a number of other countries are unable to obtain an e-Visa or Visa upon arrival. Citizens of these countries must obtain an Egyptian Tourist Visa prior to travel. Please contact your nearest Egyptian Embassy or Consulate for further details.

EGYPT VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR

UK Residents

To apply for an online Egyptian tourist e-Visa follow the link below

https://www.visa2egypt.gov.eg

EGYPT VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR

AU and NZ Residents

To apply for an online Egyptian tourist e-Visa follow the link below

https://www.visa2egypt.gov.eg

Alternatively visit the Egyptian Embassy website where you will find a Tourist Visa application form and instructions on completing the form.

Embassy of Egypt (for Australian and New Zealand residents)

Level 3, 241 Commonwealth Street,

Surry Hills, NSW 2010

PO BOX 2582, Strawberry Hills, NSW 2012

Tel: (61 2) 9281-4844

EGYPT VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR

Canadian Residents

To apply for an online Egyptian tourist e-Visa follow the link below

https://www.visa2egypt.gov.eg

Alternatively visit the Egyptian Embassy, Canada website for more information

Embassy of Egypt

454 Laurier Avenue East Ottawa

Ontario K1N6R3, Canada

Tel: +1 613 2344931, +1 613 2344931 or +1 613 2344935

Email: egyptemb@sympatico.ca

EGYPT VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR

US Residents

To apply for an online Egyptian tourist e-Visa follow the link below

https://www.visa2egypt.gov.eg

Alternatively visit the Egyptian Embassy, USA website for more information

Egyptian Embassy, Washington DC, United States

Tel: +1 202 895 5400, +1 202 895 5400

http://www.egyptembassy.net

EGYPT VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR

South African Residents

Please visit the Egyptian Embassy, SA website for more information.

Egyptian Embassy, Pretoria, South Africa

Tel: +27 12 343 1590

Fax: +27 12 343 1082

http://www.mfa.gov.eg

Visa Procurement

Please be advised that visa requirements are subject to change and that visa procurement is the responsibility of the traveller and not Journey To Egypt Tours. Please also ensure that your passport is valid for a minimum of 6 months from your planned date of departure from Egypt.

After booking your holiday, please provide us with your passport details as soon as possible so that we can proceed to book trains and flight tickets on your behalf, if included within your holiday.

See Also

For more useful information to help plan your visit to Egypt have a browse through the following:

Best Places to Visit - the best spots in Egypt to check out when you visit

Best Time to Visit - climate and weather in Egypt

Traveller Reviews - see what our passengers have to say

Nile Felucca Sailing - what to expect on a felucca cruise

Highlights of Ancient Egypt - our guide to the pyramids and Egypt's other ancient wonders