Egypt tours from London are massively popular, but then again, they always have been. With three international airports in the area, there is certainly no shortage of flights from London to Egypt, and of course, Egypt is also not all that far away. In fact, if you book a direct flight from London to Cairo, the journey only takes about 4 hours and 40 minutes.
Best-Selling Egypt Tours from London
Egypt tours from London are not only popular as a result of convenience; they are popular because Egypt really is one of the most fascinating countries in the world to visit. The cost of living is also considerably lower than it is in London, or in any other part of the United Kingdom for that matter, so it is hardly surprising that so many people also choose to visit Egypt when they need to escape the cold winters in Britain on a budget.
What are the Visa Requirements?
Egypt tours from London are affordable; they are unforgettable; they don’t involve any long haul flights, and to top it all, obtaining a visa for Egypt could not be any easier than it already is. Not only can UK citizens obtain a visa on arrival at any international airport in Egypt, but since a new e-visa system was launched in 2017, they can now also apply for an online e-visa.
A single entry tourist visa on arrival and a single entry e-visa both cost US$25. However, a single entry tourist visa on arrival is only valid for 30 days, whereas a single entry tourist e-visa is valid for 90 days. Multiple entry e-visas on the other hand cost US$60 and are also valid for 90 days, but they allow you to exit and enter the country as many times as you want for as long as your visa is valid.
Although people traveling to Egypt on a full British passport will sometimes only be required to show their passport and a visa or a printout of their e-visa, immigration officials typically want to see all required documentation, which is as follows:
- Passport with a minimum of 6 months validity left from the date you arrive.
- A printout of your e-visa, or your visa on arrival which can be obtained at authorized bank kiosks in airport arrival halls prior to reaching the immigration counters.
- A copy of your travel itinerary. If you book your Egypt tours from London through us, a detailed copy of your tour itinerary will be sent to you anyway, and you simply show it to the immigration official if they ask to see it.
- If you are visiting Egypt for business or to see family, you will also be expected to show a supporting cover letter from the business in question or an invitation letter from the family you intend visiting.
- Proof of hotel bookings and some details of some of the places you intend visiting as a tourist.
Sharm el Sheikh, Dahab, Nuweiba and Taba Visa Exemptions
British citizens traveling to, and staying at resorts in Sharm el Sheikh, Dahab, Nuweiba and/or Taba for a period of up to 15 days, are able to obtain a free Entry Permission stamp on arrival, meaning that no visa is required. However, an Entry Permission stamp only allows travel to and between the places mentioned above. If during your 15 days your plans change and you want to leave the area and travel elsewhere in the country, you will need to apply for a single entry tourist visa at the airport in Sharm el Sheikh before leaving the area.
NOTE: The above visa exemption was valid at the time of writing, but if you intend taking advantage of this, we strongly recommend that you discuss it with one of our tour managers when you book your Egypt tours from London.
Traveling to Egypt with your Medication
Anyone who has to carry and/or use medication during their Egypt tours from London should keep in mind that Egypt has very strict anti-drug laws, and penalties can be very severe if you get caught trying to enter the country while in possession of any controlled substance. Some drugs which are freely available or very easily obtainable in the United Kingdom could be controlled substances in Egypt which can only be obtained and used with a doctor’s prescription, while others might be completely banned.
If you take prescription drugs for any particular illness and you need to take them to Egypt with you, it is imperative that you carry a copy of your prescription, and you should also ask your doctor for a letter that clearly states which drugs you need to take, and what medical condition they are being used for, and what dosage you need to take.
If you are on medication and you are unsure or uncertain if you are legally allowed to take your medication into Egypt with you, please discuss your concerns with one of our tour managers when you book you tour, or even before you book your tour.
Your Personal Safety and Wellbeing Matters to Us
One thing you can be absolutely certain about when you book Egypt tours from London is that you will be in good hands throughout your stay. Nothing is more important to us than the safety and wellbeing of our clients, and we take every precaution imaginable in order to keeps those who travel with us out of harm’s way.
At no point will we ever take you, or even agree to take you to any area which we deem to be less than 100% safe. Our goal is to make sure your Egypt vacation is as wonderful as you want it to be, and that means making sure you are also safe at all times.