Egypt launches new e-visa service

Egypt launches new e-visa service

The Egyptian government have introduced a new e-visa service, whereby citizens from stated countries, including the UK, can now easily obtain an entry visa online.

The new service offers an alternative to applications upon arrival, or through the Egyptian consulate prior to travel.

Simplifying travel to the country and speeding up the process at border control, residents from 46 countries across Europe, Asia and Australasia can now apply for a visa through a simple online application form.

A single-entry tourist visa is priced at $25, while a multiple entry tourist visa is priced at $60, with payment required on a credit or debit card.

Tourist visas granted using the e-visa system are valid for a maximum of three months.

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Amr El Ezabi, director UK & Ireland for the Egyptian Tourist Authority, said: “We want travel to Egypt to be as seamless as possible and in the digital age this new e-visa system is an important step towards simplifying the process.

“Latest tourism figures have shown a significant rise in arrivals and we hope that this trend continues as more people are encouraged to visit our diverse nation.”

Travellers are advised to make an e-visa application at least seven days before departure.

Entry requirements on arrival include a passport valid for at least eight months, a printout of your e-visa and your travel itinerary, with accommodation details.

For more details or to apply for a visa visit the official website.