1- A proper and valid visa is required before you enter into The Arab Republic of Egypt.
2- The e-Visa for Egypt is issued both for single entry as well as multiple entries.
3- You must have a valid passport for up to 8 months from your date of arrival in Egypt.
4- The validity of the Egyptian e-Visa is for 90 days which starts from the date of issuance of your visa.
5- The maximum stay limit is upto 30 days.
6- No e-Visa is required for the Citizens of EU, Australian, Canadian and US nationals travelling to Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Nuweiba or Taba resorts can take Visa-free entry in Egypt for up to a maximum of 15 days when arriving at Sharm el-Sheikh, Saint Catherine or Taba airports.
EGYPT VISA PROCESSING TIMELINE
The visa timeline may vary from the method of application. Foreign nationals eligible for Visa On Arrival can get their travel permit upon arrival in Egypt. Though eligibility does not guarantee a hundred percent approval, travelers only have to wait for a few hours to know the result.
Foreign nationals who can apply electronically have to wait about three to five days. The embassy advises eligible travelers to submit their application at least a week before their departure flight.
Application through the Egyptian Embassy or Consulate may take at least ten business days or more. Foreign nationals may apply no earlier than three months. If the application takes place via mail, applicants should consider the delivery of the requirements. The delivery timeframe back and forth may vary depending on the courier.
EGYPT VISA VALIDITY AND DURATION
Travelers stay in Egypt depending on the number of entries stated on their visas.
1. Visa-On-Arrival and e-Visas
- Valid for ninety (90) days from the date of issue
- Valid for single-entry
- Allows eligible travelers to stay in Egypt for a maximum of thirty (30) days
2. Single-entry Tourist Visas
- Valid for one hundred eighty (180) days
- Allows eligible travelers to stay in Egypt for a maximum of sixty (60) days
3. Multiple-entry Tourist Visa
- Valid for one hundred eighty (180) days
- Allows eligible travelers to stay in Egypt for a maximum of ninety (90) collective days
EGYPT VISA EXTENSION
Eligible nationals have the option to extend their tourist visa. They can request a ninety (90) days extension by going to Egypt Passport and Immigration Administration.
Requirement for Egypt Visa Extension
- Printed passport copy
- Existing Egypt Visa
- Payment for the extension fee
EGYPT VISA FEE
In the interim, Visa-On-Arrival and E-Visas charged $25 for a single-entry Tourist Visa and $60 for a multiple-entry Tourist Visa. Diplomatic or official passports holders and UN Laissez-Passer get an exception on paying Egypt visa fees.
Important Notice: Egypt embassy and Consulate fees may vary depending on the nationality, number of applicants, and entries.
Egypt COVID-19 Travel Restrictions
Egypt remains open for tourists, and flights have recently resumed. However, immigration keeps the COVID-19 restrictions to mitigate the spreading of the virus. Foreign nationals can cross the border as long as they meet the COVID-19 entry requirements and follow the travel protocols.
As part of the safety guidelines, overseas visitors coming to Egypt must conduct a nasal or oral swab no more than seventy-two (72) hours before their flight. They should present a printed negative PCR test certificate from an approved laboratory, written in Arabic or English. Minor travelers under the age of six do not need to undergo a PCR Test.
The test and certificate get an extension if the traveler is coming from the following countries:
- France (Paris)
- Germany (Frankfurt)
- Italy (Rome)
- Republic of Korea
- New Zealand
- The USA
- The UK (London Heathrow)
Travelers who completed their vaccination session at least fourteen (14) days before travel do not need a PCR Test. Accepted vaccines in Egypt are :
- Sputnik V.
Red Sea Governorate Coronavirus Testing
On-going mandatory PCR Test for passengers with a direct flight from the following airports:
- Hurghada (HRG)
- Marsa Alam (RMF)
- Sharm El Sheikh (SSH)
- Taba (TCP)
Passengers must obtain a negative PCR Test and a certificate from an accredited clinic before departure. Travelers who had their test in Egypt should stay in their hotel room and wait for the result before going out. Each passenger will get a notification within twenty-four (24) hours. In case of infection, they must follow a fourteen (14) day mandatory self-isolation covered by the traveler.
In compliance with the safety regulation, the airports have set up sanitizing stations. Airport personnel conduct a temperature check. Travelers should wear face masks at all times in public places. In addition, travelers must wear a face mask at all times in the airport terminal. Every passenger must observe social distancing when boarding and disembarking the aircraft.
The air airport personnel will ask the passenger to present a public health card, valid health insurance, and a medical certificate. Egypt assigned numerous quarantine facilities and COVID-19 testing across the country.