All visitors to Egypt need to obtain a visa to enter the country unless they are from a visa-exempt country. There are different types of entry visa to Egypt: the visa on arrival, and the Egypt e-Visa.
The Egypt visa on arrival has been available for a long time. It is possible to obtain one at the Egyptian border. Eligible citizens queue, apply for, process, and pay for the visa on arrival.
The alternative is the Egypt e-Visa which was introduced in November 2017. It allows travellers to apply for an entry visa to Egypt online in just a few minutes. On arrival, the traveller presents the e-Visa at the Egyptian border control, along with their passport.
The Government of Egypt implemented the electronic Egypt visitor visa to increase security and also to improve and quicken the process of admitting tourists.
Though both visas allow visitors to enter Egypt, there are some key differences between the two forms of travel authorization of which travellers to Egypt should be aware.
Can I get a visa on arrival in Egypt?
Travellers can obtain an Egyptian tourist visa on arrival at immigration kiosks at any of the airport terminals.
Passengers who have not applied for a visa in advance need to:
Wait in line at the visa on arrival window
Fill out the visa application form and provide documents
Pay the visa on arrival fee in cash
Attach the Egypt visa sticker to the passport
The visa on arrival must be paid for in U.S. dollars. Card payment is not accepted. Travellers should aim to have the exact amount ready to pay for the Egypt visa.
Travellers who wish to pay for their visa by card need to apply online, all major credit and debit cards are accepted.
With an Egyptian visa on arrival, visitors can stay in the country for up to 30 days. It is a single-entry permit.
Which countries can get a visa on arrival in Egypt?
Citizens of the following countries can get a visa upon arrival in Egypt:
Please note: If you do not possess a passport issued by one of the above countries, you will not be able to apply for an Egypt visa on arrival. Applicants who are not eligible for a visa on arrival can arrange an Egypt entry visa online by applying for the Egyptian e-Visa.
As the above list can have update, it is always preferable to check the official website for visa entry .......CLICKHERE, Official Electronic Visa Portal: www.visa2egypt.gov.eg, contact Egyptian Embassy in your country, or contact your travel agency.