Egypt Entry Visa

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 visa:

  • Visa-free.
  • The visa on arrival.
  • Egypt electronic visa (e-visa).

Countries that Are Allowed to Have A Free Visa to Egypt

There are 9 countries are allowed entry to Egypt without a visa (visa-free) for 3 months:

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.

Countries that Can Have A Free Visa to Egypt According to Certain Conditions

Country Condition
Afghanistan It is provided being aged 50 years and above or 16 years and below.
Algeria It is provided 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 Egypt), visa not required for Alexandria and South Sinai (for all ages)
Morocco It is provided 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 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.

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 allow 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 card are not accepted), so make sure to have cash money on you at all times.
All European Union countries United States Canada
Georgia Japan South Korea
Macedonia New Zealand Norway
Russia Serbia Ukraine
Australia

Countries that Should Have Egypt Visa Before Comming to Egypt

If you belong to one of the countries below, then you should apply for a visa viaThe Egyptian Consulate” before leaving your country to Egypt.

Armenia Azerbaijan Afghanistan
Algeria Angola Bangladesh
Barbados Belarus Belarus
Belize 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 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 the permission first from the Egyptian State Security Authorities even after having the Visa and here is a list of them:

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 Passwords
Argentina Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
Armenia Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
Austria Diplomatic, and Service Passwords
Belarus Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
Bolivia Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
Bosnia and Herzegovina Diplomatic Password
Brazil Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
Chile Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
China Diplomatic, and Service Passwords
Croatia Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
Cuba Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
Cyprus Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
Czech Republic Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
Denmark Diplomatic, and Service Passwords
Ecuador Diplomatic, Official, and Special Passwords
Gabon Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
Georgia Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
Greece Diplomatic, and Service Passwords
Guinea Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
Hungary Diplomatic Password
India Diplomatic, and Official Passwords
Italy Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
Jordan Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
Kazakhstan Diplomatic Password
Libya Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
Macedonia Diplomatic, Official, and Special Passwords
Malaysia Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
Montenegro Diplomatic Password
Morocco Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
Pakistan Diplomatic Password
Palestine Diplomatic Password
Paraguay Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
Peru Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
Philippines Diplomatic Passwords
Portugal Diplomatic, and Special Passwords
Russia Diplomatic, and Service Passwords
Serbia Diplomatic Password
Slovakia Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
Slovenia Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
South Africa Diplomatic, and Official Passwords
South Korea Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
Spain Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
Sudan Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
Tunisia Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
Turkey Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
Ukraine Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
Uruguay Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
Vietnam Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords
Yemen Diplomatic, Official, Service, and Special Passwords

Countries that Can Try Applying for an E-Visa

E-Visa stands for an electronic visa which any travel any able for 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-entry 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 in 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:

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

If you want to apply for an e-visa, use this link: Egypt E-Visa Online.

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