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Egypt Visa Types

You can apply for an e-visa to Egypt via VisaHQ, and the Egyptian authorities will process it and deliver it directly to your email address. You can apply for a tourist e-visa, business e visa, and transit e-visa using our platform. Below, we review the features of each visa and its requirements.

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Egypt Tourist e Visa

The tourist e-visa of Egypt is issued to tourists from eligible countries. You can use this online visa to tour the country, visit family and friends, or even spend your vacation in any part of the country. There are two types of tourist e-visas for visitors based on the duration, and they are as follows.

Single Entry e Visa: The single entry e visa allows the holder to visit Egypt only once for a period of 30 days, not later than 90 days after it is issued. Once you leave Egypt, you cannot use the same e-visa again.

Multiple Entry e Visa: The second type is the multiple entry e visa for tourists, which allows you to enter Egypt several times within 90 days after it is issued. This e-visa is useful for frequent visitors who plan to enter and exit the country at short intervals.

While the single entry visa lasts only three months, this one has a validity of 3 months to 1 year. If you plan to visit Egypt multiple times within a calendar year, you should apply for a one-year visa.

Port of Entry

Holders of e-visas can enter Egypt through any of these routes.

Airport: Cairo International Airport, St Catherine International Airport, Hurghada International Airport, Borg El Arab International Airport, Luxor International Airport, Sharm El Sheikh International Airport.

Land Border Crossings: Israel – Egypt Taba Crossing

Ferry: Gulf of Aqaba

These citizens are eligible for visa on arrival

All travelers will need a PCR negative report, which has been taken 72 hours before departure.

If you arrive by cruise ship, the visa is usually handled onboard the ship for you. If you arrive by air (as when you are taking a river cruise), you can procure an electronic visa online with us before you arrive.

Single-entry tourist visa on arrival up to 30 days can be obtained in order to visit Egypt.

Egyptian work visas are not issued in the United States. Applicants who wish to apply and work in Egypt must apply for a business visa beforehand and go to Egypt to apply for the work visa there. The visa is issued by the Ministry of Labor in Egypt and you should contact your sponsor/company in Egypt and have them make the necessary arrangements with the government.

Single-entry tourist visa on arrival up to 30 days can be obtained in order to visit Egypt.

Nationals of United States of America travelling to Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Nuweiba and Taba resorts only, for a maximum of 15 days, do not require a visa prior to travelling as a free entry permission stamp will be granted upon arrival. If they intend to travel outside of the above mentioned areas they must obtain a Visa.

Egypt authorities issue all e-visas with Tourism type only. However, you are allowed to enter Egypt for business visits if you have Supporting letter for business visits (letter from company or invitation letter).

Nationals of United States of America travelling to Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Nuweiba and Taba resorts only, for a maximum of 15 days, do not require a visa prior to travelling as a free entry permission stamp will be granted upon arrival. If they intend to travel outside of the above mentioned areas they must obtain a Visa.

Egypt authorities issue all e-visas with Tourism type only. However, you are allowed to enter Egypt for business visits if you have Supporting letter for business visits (letter from company or invitation letter).

Nationals of United States of America travelling to Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Nuweiba and Taba resorts only, for a maximum of 15 days, do not require a visa prior to travelling as a free entry permission stamp will be granted upon arrival. If they intend to travel outside of the above mentioned areas they must obtain a Visa.

Fill out Egypt Tourist E-visa application form online

and provide digital copies of the following documents:
  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 3 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Business Support Letter. A support letter from the sending company which introduces the applicant, states the nature of the trip, and specifies the type and desired validity of the visa,where it is specified that the reason for the stay is exclusively for business, commercial negotiations, etc

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign Egypt visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please ensure your employment information is filled out in the section ‘Other information’ on page 2 of the application.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign Egypt visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please ensure your employment information is filled out in the section ‘Other information’ on page 2 of the application.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Business Support Letter. A business letter from the sending company in the US. The letter should be printed on the company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Egypt, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    • State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in Egypt.
    • Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    • Guarantee of sufficient funds for travel.
    The sample format for this letter can be found here.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form. Please ensure your employment information is filled out in the section ‘Other information’ on page 2 of the application.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information pages of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information pages of your valid, signed passport.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • State Department Letter. A letter from the US Department of State addressed to the "Embassy of Egypt, Washington D.C. ", giving a detailed description of the purpose of travel, the names and addresses of any organizations to be visited, and the dates of the trip. The letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number and should have a statement confirming that the US Embassy in Egypt will take full responsibility for the applicant.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form. The Egyptian Embassy requires 2 original and signed copies of the application form. Please ensure your employment information is filled out in the section ‘Other information’ on page 2 of the application.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Business Support Letter. A support letter from the sending company which introduces the applicant, states the nature of the trip, and specifies the type and desired validity of the visa. he sample format for this letter can be found here.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information pages of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information pages of your valid, signed passport.

Unfortunately, at this time VisaHQ does not provide service for

A visa is not required for this destination.

Additional information
  • Additional documents for US Government Contractors
    US Government Contractors traveling to Egypt on business will need to provide a letter explaining the purpose of travels provided by the US Department of State
  • The Embassy may require approval for citizens of certain countries. In this case, the processing time may be extended by several weeks.
  • The Embassy may require approval for citizens of certain countries. In this case, the processing time may be extended by several weeks.
  • Additional documents for US Government Contractors
    US Government Contractors traveling to Egypt on business will need to provide a letter explaining the purpose of travels provided by the US Department of State
  • Visas to Egypt country are electronic. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing.You will receive your electronic visa via e-mail.
    Passport valid for at least eight months
    e-Visa printout
    Travel itinerary
    Invitation letter for family visits
    Hotel bookings/details about places to visit.
  • Visas to Egypt country are electronic. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing.You will receive your electronic visa via e-mail.
    Passport valid for at least eight months
    e-Visa printout
    Travel itinerary
    Invitation letter for family visits
    Hotel bookings/details about places to visit.
  • All visitors to Egypt must register with immigration/police within 7 days of arrival to avoid a fine upon departure. Hotels and tour operators will perform the registration. Evidence of registration is a triangular registration stamp in the passport.
  • Additional documents for US Government Contractors
    US Government Contractors traveling to Egypt on business will need to provide a letter explaining the purpose of travels provided by the US Department of State
  • Visas to Egypt country are electronic. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing.You will receive your electronic visa via e-mail.
    Passport valid for at least eight months
    e-Visa printout
    Travel itinerary
    Supporting letter e.g. letter from company or invitation letter for business
  • Visas to Egypt country are electronic. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing.You will receive your electronic visa via e-mail.
    Passport valid for at least eight months
    e-Visa printout
    Travel itinerary
    Supporting letter e.g. letter from company or invitation letter for business

Egypt Tourist E-visa fees for citizens of United States of America

Type of visaValidity
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Processing
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
Embassy feeService feeTaxTotal cost
30 days Single Entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
7 business days
Embassy fee:$27.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$86.00
$86.00
30 days Single Entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
7 business days
Embassy fee:$25.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$114.00
$114.00
Single entry (30 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 180 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
4-7 weeks
Embassy fee:$62.00
Service fee:$99.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$161.00
$161.00
Single entry (30 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 180 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
4-7 weeks
Embassy fee:$62.00
Service fee:$299.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$361.00
$361.00
30 days Multiple Entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 180 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
7 business days
Embassy fee:$62.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$121.00
$121.00
30 days Multiple Entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 180 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
7 business days
Embassy fee:$60.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$149.00
$149.00
Multiple entry (30 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 180 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
4-7 weeks
Embassy fee:$87.00
Service fee:$99.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$186.00
$186.00
Multiple entry (30 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 180 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
4-7 weeks
Embassy fee:$87.00
Service fee:$299.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$386.00
$386.00
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Visa Policy of Egypt

The visa policy of Egypt consists of a set of rules that clearly explains the entry requirements for foreign nationals. All visitors coming to Egypt must first obtain a visa unless they are from visa-exempt countries. Visa-exempt visitors are eligible for a visa on arrival once they arrive at any of Egypt's international airports. The law also mandates all visitors to have their national passports with at least 6 months' validity; otherwise, they will not be allowed into the country (unless in the case of stateless persons).

Currently, only citizens from the following 10 countries are allowed to visit Egypt without a visa. People from these countries except for Malaysia can visit for up to 3 months visa-free. Malaysian citizens can visit Egypt for up to 14 days visa-free.

There is a special group of visitors of certain age groups and gender, that enjoy conditional free access into Egypt and these nationals are selected countries so check the list to see if your country is eligible.

Special Visa Exemptions

Special visa exemptions by entry for the following nationals. More countries may be added in the future

  • Israel – Israeli citizens do not require a visa to travel to Sinai Peninsula resorts for up to14 days as they are granted free entry permission upon arrival, if they enter Sinai Peninsula through Taba Border Crossing
  • Lebanon – If they travel to Alexandria and the South Sinai and arrive at Borg El Arab Airport, Sharm El Sheikh Airport, or Hurghada Airport on a chartered flight.
  • Palestine – Male travelers can travel through the Gaza Strip through the Rafah border crossing under special conditions.
  • Yemen – If the traveler visits Egypt for medical reasons, as long as they provide supporting documents to show that they traveled directly from Yemen.

Egypt's visa policy also allows tourist groups of five persons to enter visa-free if they are citizens of Azerbaijan, Belize, Barbados, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, India, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Moldova, Honduras, Russia, Nicaragua, Turkey and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ad long as they have a hotel reservation, a signed letter of guarantee from the travel agency bringing them and a return flight ticket.

The Egyptian authorities also launched an e-visa program in December 2017, which allows tourists from selected countries to enter Egypt. These nationals may obtain a valid e-visa online or get a visa on arrival at the ports of entry.

Visa On Arrival Eligible Countries

Egypt offers visa on arrival to visitors from specific countries who arrive without visas but wish to stay in the country for a short period. Once they arrive at the airport, they are issued visa on arrival application forms to fill out. Once these forms are filled and returned, the immigration officers on duty will attach visa stickers to their passports and they will be allowed into the country.

People who wish to study or work in Egypt do not qualify for a visa on arrival but should get a Consular visa from the embassy instead.

E Visa Eligible Countries

The e visa is an online visa issued for the purpose of tourism or business and allows the holder to stay for up to 30 days. The application is completed and submitted online and takes about 24-72 hours to process. Applications should also come with soft copies of required travel documents attached to them. There is also a visa fee payable with a credit or debit card without which the applicant cannot submit the application form.

E Visa Eligibility

Here are the eligibility criteria for this electronic visa for Egypt

  • The applicant must be from an eligible country
  • They must hold a valid visa
  • They must have no intention of staying in Egypt much longer than the e visa allows

Egypt e Visa Key Details

Applicants eligible for an online visa for Egypt should bear the following in mind as they apply for it and during their time in the North African country.

Approved Routes: As a visitor coming to Egypt with an e visa you should only enter the country through the approved ports of entry listed in this article. Visitors should only enter through any of the listed international airports, border Crossings and ferry terminals off the Gulf of Aqaba. If they use a different route they may not be allowed into the country.

For Short Term Visits: It is important to reiterate that e visas are only for short term visits to the land of the Pharaohs not for study, work or residency. In fact, e visa holders are not even allowed to engage in any type of paid work during their time in the country. Regardless of whether your visa is a single or multiple entry visa, never stay more than the allotted duration.

Same Passport: Always travel with the passport you applied for the e visa with. E visas are electronically linked to such passports and their numbers are used to generate the e visa code biometrically. If you passport will not meet the requirements, get a new one before applying for the e visa.

You should also make sure that the bank card you use for the application fee payment is valid and contains sufficient funds to cover the application fee and the transaction charges.

Egypt Visa Online – Get your Egypt e-Visa with VisaHQ

Did you know that you can get an Egyptian e-visa online from the comfort of your home without having the need to go to the Egyptian embassy in your country to submit the physical application form? VisaHQ makes it possible to apply for e-visas from any part of the world as long as you have a smartphone and access to the internet.

How To obtain a visa with VisaHQ?

The application process is relatively straightforward and can be completed in a few minutes. Here are the steps to take.

Fill out the form: Go to VisaHQ's e-visa application page, select the e-visa you want, and fill out the form correctly. Please avoid mistakes and crosscheck for errors before proceeding.

Attach Documents: Attach the documents required. No need to submit hard copies, only soft copies. Valid documents only

Get Your Visa: After uploading the documents, pay the application fee and submit.

Within 72 hours, the e-visa will be mailed to your verified email address, and you can print it out and travel with it.

Why Use VisaHQ?

Here are some compelling reasons why you should make VisaHQ your number platform for your e-visa applications

  • Safe and secure website
  • Fast and easy application process
  • Apply for two or more e-visas at the same time
  • Save your documents for reuse at your convenience
  • Track your e-visa application
  • We provide technical support around the clock

So what are you waiting for? Visit our official e-visa application page and complete your application with your PC or smartphone. Ensure your information and documents are valid so your request for the e-visa will be accepted.

Egypt COVID-19 travel restrictions

  • Entry is open
    Passengers from all countries can enter Egypt. Passengers no longer need to show proof of full vaccination no longer required to take a COVID-19 test to fly to Egypt.
    Prior to arrival requirements
    Valid passport. Valid national passport with at least 6 month remaining validity after the date of departure.
    Valid visa. Please see the instructions above if visa is needed and apply.
    Upon arrival restrictions
    😷Masks are required in public spaces and in public transport.

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