There are 3 main entry requirements for travel to Egypt: a valid passport with at least two blank pages and at least 6 months validity remaining. Additionally, you also need a valid entry visa.
Now that the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic has passed, Egypt is once again open to tourists, as are the country’s many world-famous tourist sites. So, what are the requirements to travel to Egypt? Let’s take a look:
Valid Entry Visa
In addition to a valid passport, you will also need a visa. The citizens of approximately 70 countries can get a visa on arrival at any international Egyptian airport or they can apply online for an Egypt e-Visa prior to travelling to Egypt. For the citizens of these 70+ countries there is no need to visit an Egyptian embassy. This only applies in the case of tourist visas.
Those who are able to obtain a visa-on-arrival should note that a visa-on-arrival is a single entry 30-day visa. If applying online for an Egypt e-Visa, you have the choice between a single-entry and multi-entry visa. As of the time of writing, the visa fee for a single-entry visa was $25 while the visa fee for a multi-entry visa $60.
If you require a visa other than a tourist visa, such as a business visa, you will need to visit an Egyptian embassy or consular office.
People who come from countries whose citizens are not illegible for a visa-on-arrival or an e-Visa must also apply for their visas at an embassy or consular office. In addition to your passport and application form, you may be asked for additional documentation.
The number of documents required tends to differ from one nationality to the next, and can include things like bank statements, pay slips, and even a letter from your employer stating that you will be granted leave and that you will return to your job after you trip to Egypt.
Anyone who needs to apply for a visa at an Egyptian embassy should do so well in advance of their planned departure day because visa processing can take several weeks. It takes at least two to four weeks, or even longer, to find out if your application has been successful or not.
South Sinai Resorts
The citizens of many countries can visit Egypt’s South Sinai resorts, such as Sharm El-Sheikh, without the need for a visa. Instead, you are given a free “permission to enter” stamp in your passport that serves as your visa. This allows you to remain in the country for up to 15 days. However, you are not allowed to leave the Sinai Peninsula.
According to the U.S. State Department, all travel in North Sinai should be avoided, while all non-essential travel in South Sinai should also be avoided. The government of Canada has similar warnings in place due to the unpredictable security situation.
If you plan on taking advantage of this 15-day visa-free option, it is best that you travel directly to a coastal resort like Sharm El-Sheikh where additional security measures have long been in place in order to protect the area’s thriving tourism industry.
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Immunization for Egypt
What are the requirements to travel to Egypt in terms of immunization? There are no mandatory vaccines needed in order to visit Egypt. However, it is recommended that all travellers get vaccinated for Hepatitis A and Typhoid.
Hepatitis A can spread by means of contaminated food or water. No matter where you stay while you are in Egypt, you will be at risk of getting Hepatitis A if you have not been vaccinated.
Typhoid can also be spread by contaminated food and water but tends to be more prevalent in the smaller cities and in rural areas. If your travel plans include being in contact with animals, you should also consider getting vaccinated against Rabies.
Last but not least, if you are from a country where Yellow Fever is prevalent, or if you have recently traveled to or through such a country, you will need to show proof of Yellow Fever immunization on arrival in Egypt.
If you have concerns about whether you need a particular vaccine or not, you should consult with a travel health professional prior to travelling to Egypt.
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What are the requirements to travel to Egypt in terms Covid? The good news is that the Egyptian government has lifted all Covid-19 travel restrictions. Visitors are no longer required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination. There is also no longer any mandatory Covid-19 test on arrival in the country. The last remaining travel restrictions were lifted on the 17th of June, 2022.
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