If you want to enjoy the amazing
attractions of the beautiful Egypt you have to own a valid
Your local mission of
the Egypt's Consulate can offer you the needed
information about your visa.
In general, the visas
can be obtained from the Entry Visa Department, from
the Egyptian Diplomatic Missions, from the TDINA (Immigration and Nationality Administration), and
possible from the Entry's Major Ports.
After you completed
the visa form, you must send them to a consulate or embassy
of Egypt.The visa for Egypt can be a transit visa - if you are just
passing by through this country, the entry visa – when you
go to Egypt for study, for work or for other purposes,
excluding the touristic ones, and the tourist visa – valid
for a three month period.
The taxes for Egypt visa are different from a country to
another and there are exemptions from these taxes for the
people that own a diplomatic passport, for the officials of
the Arab League, for the states delegates that come to Egypt
for conferences, for the international organizations`
officials, as well as for the specialized agencies`
Other categories that are exempt from visa taxes are the
members of the educational, sports and cultural delegations,
the recognized scientists, the journalists, the clergy's
the non-national students
that study in institutions from Egypt, the non-diplomatic
members of consular and diplomatic missions delegated in
Egypt and for their siblings, parents and children, the
Egyptian nationals` non-national wives/husbands.
There are reduced
taxes for nationals belonging to countries like Germany,
Cyprus, Russia, Denmark, Norway and Finland and USA.There are also some categories that are exempt from visa
when entering in Egypt: the owners of a diplomatic passport
that come from countries such as Malta, Bosnia Herzegovina,
the Slovak Republic, Malaysia, Argentina, Turkey, Italy and
Singapore. And the nationals of the United Arab Emirates,
Saudi Arabia, Syria, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Libya and
Also, Egypt offers some special services for those that
enter in the country on a ship: they get a 24 hours
permission of visiting the port where their ship arrived and
they have to take the ship in the same port.
Those that are transiting Egypt by airplanes are allowed to
make a 24 hours halt in Egypt. But if it was an emergency
landing, the passengers may stay in Egypt 24 hours if the
plane landed because of the bad weather conditions, or 48
hours if the plane landed because of some technical
The citizens of some countries need to have a pre-arrival
visa; the countries are the following ones: Israel, Morocco,
Sri-Lanka, Lebanon, Chechnya, Ukraine, all the Africa's
countries, Bangladesh, Algeria, Croatia, Afghanistan,
Kazakhstan, Tadzhikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan,
Azerbaijan, Kirghizia, Georgia, Armenia, Indonesia,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iran, Iraq, The Philippines, India,
Montenegro, Macau, Moldavia, Tunisia, Macedonia, Thailand,
Palestine, Malaysia, Slovenia, Pakistan, Serbia and Russia.
The best thing to do is to make a call or a trip to Egypt's
embassy in your country to obtain all the information.