Requirements and Regulations to Get to Egypt

Countries Eligible for Online Visa

Albania
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Canada
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland

France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia

Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
North Korea
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Norway
Poland
Portugal

Romani
Russia
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Switzerland
United Kingdom
United States
Ukraine
The Vatican

Online Visa Requirements

  • Holder of a passport valid for at least 8 months from entry date
  • Nationality of eligible country
  • The applicant plans to travel to Egypt for a stay of 30 days or less
  • Completed the online application correctly
  • Submits payment via credit/debit card
The necessary information for the applicants to supply in the Egypt e-Visa
form includes the following:
  • Personal Details including first and last name, date of birth and nationality as indicated on passport.
  • Passport Information: document number, issuing country, date of issue and expiration indicated DD/MM/YYYY.
  • Credit/Debit card details.
  • Valid email address and contact telephone number.
  • Details of travel dates and purpose of travel.
After submitting the Egypt e-Visa form, it will be necessary to submit the following supporting documents to complete the application process, however keep in mind this can be done at a later date:
  • A scanned copy of the biographical page of the current valid passport

How long is the E-visa valid

The single or multiple-entry Egypt e-Visa allows travellers to stay for a total of 30 days from the date of entry. The Visa itself is valid for 90 days from the date of issue. If the visa expires before use, the applicant is required to apply for a new visa before travelling. The dates cannot be modified once the visa has been approved and sent via email.

However if the applicant needs a different visa to travel to Egypt such as a student visa or businesses visa, it may be necessary to contact the Embassy or Consulate.

How to apply to e-visa

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Visa on arrival

For EU , Australian, British, Canadian and USA citizens, they can be granted a visa on arriving egyptian airports according to the following conditions:

  • Visa upon arrival is obtained only through airports, if traveling by land or sea a prior visa is required.
  • Business visa must be submitted with a letter from the company stating the reason of travel.
  • The visa on Arrival is a permit for  30 days of stay and valid for 60 days in case of single entry and 90 days in case of multiple entry. For extension please refer to the ministry of foreign affairs.

Visa cost

  • $ 25  on arrival tourist visa valid for 30 days
  • $ 25 for  online Visa Single-entry, 30-day tourist visas
  • There is a 14-day grace period for extension applications, with a LE100 late fee. If you leave during this time, you must pay an LE135 fine at the airport.

Regulations

  • For accompanying pets: must have a certificate of vaccination and Microchipped at least 30 days before travel and not more than a year. An Egypt vetrenary certificate must be completed.
  • Duty-free allowances on arrival: 1L alcohol, 1L perfume, and either 200 cigarettes, 25 cigars or 200g tobacco.
  • Up to 48 hours after arrival, you can purchase another 3L alcohol plus up to US$200 in other duty-free articles at dedicated Egypt Free shops at the airport, in Cairo and at official tax-free shops in Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh and elsewhere. (Touts in tourist areas may ask you to use your allotment to buy alcohol for them.)
  • Customs Declaration Form D is occasionally required for electronics, jewellery and cash.
  • Prohibited and restricted articles include tools for espionage as well as books, pamphlets, films and photos that are ‘subversive or constituting a national risk or incompatible with the public interest’. This needs to be taken seriously.
  • For Cash, 5,000 Egyptian pounds is the maximum amount of local currency you are allowed to bring in or take out of Egypt.
  • There is no limit to the amount of hard currency that you may bring in, but sums that exceed USD 10,000 should be declared on arrival. Certain valuables like electrical equipment, video cameras etc must be declared on arrival.
  • Satellite phones and radio communications equipment brought into Egypt without prior clearance from the Ministry of Telecommunications are likely to be confiscated.
  • Electrical items noted in passports on entry to Egypt must be produced on exit from the country. Failure to do so will result in payment of high rates of customs duty. Contact the Egyptian embassy in your country of residence for further information on customs requirements.