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Tourist visa
Learn the essentials of obtaining a touristic visa for Egypt and dive into its rich history

Tourist visa for Egypt

A tourist visa to Egypt allows you to visit the country and see the sights. Egypt offers many options for vacation. Cruises on the Nile River and excursions to the pyramids of the Pharaohs, diving and camel rides attract tourists from all over the world. However, if your trip has a purpose other than tourism, you will need a visa appropriate to the purpose of your visit. In this case, entry on a tourist visa will not be allowed.

Does a tourist need a transit visa to Egypt?

A tourist visa to Egypt is issued for short trips of up to 90 days. Citizens of the countries listed on the e-visa page should apply for an e-visa to Egypt before traveling. However, if they plan to stay in the country for longer than the e-visa, they need to obtain the appropriate visa.

In addition, citizens of some other countries have the option of obtaining a tourist visa to Egypt upon arrival.

The Egyptian Embassy grants visas to tourists to Egypt according to the following conditions:

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Number of entries

single or multiple

Visa validity period

single-entry - 3 months from the date of issue, multiple-entry - 6 months from the date of issue

Permitted period of stay

up to 30 or 90 days

Application deadline

At least 50 days prior to travel

Plan your visa application so that your visa does not expire before you travel. To find out how much a tourist visa to Egypt costs, submit an application on our website. The cost of a visa to Egypt depends on its validity period.

What kind of documents are needed?

Visa application

Travel passport

valid for at least 6 months and with at least 2 blank pages


passport style

Return ticket

or a ticket to another country to continue traveling

Hotel booking

Visa on arrival

A visa on arrival in Egypt is a single entry travel document that allows a short-term stay of up to 30 days from the date of approval. However, applying for a visa on arrival in Egypt usually involves a long wait in the immigration queue at the airport after a long flight. In addition, you need to fill out a form with personal details, passport details and travel information, and pay the visa fee in cash in local currency. Payment by credit or debit card is not accepted.

To obtain an approved visa upon arrival in Egypt, you must also have a valid passport with at least two blank pages on which to affix the visa sticker. If a visa on arrival in Egypt is denied for any reason, entry into the country will be denied. Therefore, it is better to apply for a visa in advance before traveling. Professionals of our visa center will help you competently prepare all documents for your trip.

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